27 July 2012 09:07 AM

Just Graduated? Pondering Postgraduate Study? Read On!

The lure of another year to make up your mind, or a wise choice for your future career? Postgraduate study can be both these thing - more often than not, at the same time!

If you're considering a postgraduate course - whether you want to spend another year studying something you adore, or you need a postgrad qualification for your chosen career - there are plenty of options to consider. Unless you're lucky enough to get funding, postgrad courses can be a bit of a pain to finance, so it's essential to make an informed decision.

We've asked experts for their top tips and advice, so watch the video below and take the first step to informed post-uni choices today.

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27 July 2012 09:02 AM

It's Not What You Know...(AKA How To Network Like A Pro)

If there's one thing we hear time and again from employers, it's the importance of professional networks. We're not talking about walking into a job at Daddy's oil company here - everyone can build up a great professional network that'll stand them in good stead for their future career.

So what's the best way to start building your network?
And how do you squeeze the most out of your contacts?
We wanted to find out, so we asked a whole bunch of very well-connected professional types what their secrets were - and they were very happy to divulge. Here's a video of what we learnt. It includes advice from people who've been there and done that when it comes to winning friends and influencing people!

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24 July 2012 03:30 PM

Meet your Career Twin With Our Unique Psychometric Tests!

The Intelligent Career Test - A CareerPlayer Special For Your Enjoyment This Fine Wednesday Morning

In case you hadn't noticed, we do things a bit differently here at CareerPlayer. For a start, we don't believe in silly 'Career Matching' tests that ask you questions like 'Do you enjoy selling?' and then suggest you go for a career in Sales. Well, duh!

Instead, we got every single person in our videos, from CEOs to Interns, to take the psychometric tests here. Because they're real people, they have real interests, priorities, career values and personalities - just like you, in fact. From our years of interviewing artistic engineers, creative barristers, analytical animators and super-organised advertisers, we know that all kinds of different personalities can excel in all kinds of careers.

If you haven't done so already, take the test today and get matched to the professionals on our site who share your values - you might just surprise yourself!

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23 July 2012 08:58 AM

So you don't fancy working in the City. Now what?

You're on your way to top marks in your degree, you're a well-rounded student, you're a grad scheme recruiter's dream...but you just don't feel like following the herd. Sound familiar?

If you'd rather poke your own eyes out with a biro than work for a big corporate firm, why not consider a career in the Charity and Not-For-Profit sectors? No, you probably won't make millions, but if you're still reading this, we're guessing you're not into all that anyway, hmm?

We've done the hard work for you by interviewing everyone from Marketing Mangers to Volunteer Coordinators - to get you started, here's a quick overview video. It includes advice from employers and experts on everything you could ever want to know about landing a fulfilling charity job.

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Sue Bishop Action Aid


16 July 2012 11:16 AM

Dinner jackets and table football

Yes, it's all in a day's work for the CareerPlayer team!

We played two solid days of table football with, well, pretty much everyone from the world of graduate recruitment. We also made friends with Keith Chegwin (yes, really) and drank lots of free booze. Who said work had to be a grind? :-P


16 July 2012 09:41 AM


We've got loads of great summer goodies to give away, plus fifty English Pounds for your delectation - sound good?

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to like our page on Facebook, then share the prize photo with 2 friends. That's it!

We'll pick a winner at noon on Monday 23rd July. 

Click here to win!


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