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Goal setting is a common aspect of our lives. Whether you’re saving for a holiday, planning your next 5 years, or looking at your career aspirations, goal setting can be the difference between success and missing out.

But how do you make sure you plan your goals in a way that sets you up for success? How do you chart a course that helps you realise your vision?

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New graduates, having come from recent academic studies and eager to start developing their skills in the real world, are often highly regarded for their energy and enthusasism. However, connecting with those in the know can prove challenging for job seekers. Enter the ‘Elevator Pitch’.

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Did you know that, on average, LinkedIn members with certifications highlighted on their profiles receive 6x more views? Whether you are actively job seeking or just keeping your ear to the ground for future possibilities, keeping your LinkedIn profile in top shape ensures you are well-placed to take advantage of opportunities in a competitive job market.

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You got the interview… now, what to wear? Whether you like it or not, your appearance is the first thing people notice about you – and first impressions last. It is a question millions of people agonise over on some level while preparing for a job interview. So how should you dress?

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It’s easy to focus on “what's in it for me?” when it comes to internship opportunities. After all, internships only last for a short period of time, so getting the most out of one is important. If I had a dollar for every time a student asked me “will this company give me a job after my internship?” then I'd be a very rich woman.

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For many people, the most dreaded interview question is, “Tell me about yourself.” Talking about yourself can be difficult, and doing so in a succinct yet compelling way can be even harder. Learn how to perfect your "pitch" - the 60 second explanation of who you are, what you do, and why it all matters.

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With your internship date approaching, what are the key areas you need to prepare for in order to allow yourself every opportunity to succeed? We all know that life can be busy with multiple commitments and responsibilities, but with the right preparation, you will ensure a smooth transition to your internship and give yourself every chance to build a successful professional career.

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Your resume is the first thing a potential employer sees. What first impression do they get? Are your achievements clearly listed? What font and layout should you use? Find out how to create an effective resume that will give employers a good impression of you and how you suit the role you are applying for.

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So you’ve completed your accounting qualification and it’s time to enter the job market – but what career paths are there available? Find out what options you have and set yourself up for success.

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No matter what your chosen field of study is, as a graduate student you should ensure that you stay abreast of any changes in your industry. One great way to draw on all of those resources is to join a professional association.

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