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6 ways social media can help you get a job

Social media is a part of most people’s everyday lives, but many don’t realise that it can be used for so much more than sharing photos of your latest holiday. Here are six ways that social media can help you with your job search…   1. Make yourself visible Gone are the days of sifting through the newspapers to find….

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Caroline Bluemel 24th Jun 2016

Is my degree “value for money”?

Are you trying to work out whether a degree from University of Essex Online is ‘worth it’? The definition of ‘good value’ or ‘value for money’ varies according to each individual, but the objective description is “a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged”1. It’s easy to calculate the value of a material purchase like….

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Caroline Bluemel 17th Jun 2016

Advice on personal statements

  Emma Kirby is a member of the University of Essex Online Admissions team, and a large part of her role involves helping people to apply for our courses. A key part of the application process is writing a personal statement, and over the years Emma has developed some tips and tricks that are guaranteed to help students submit their….

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Caroline Bluemel 09th Jun 2016

Why study marketing?

There are so many reasons why you might want to study marketing: it will prepare you for a range of careers, marketing is one of the fastest-growing industries, you’ll learn what drives a business, you get to be creative and strategic… the list could go on and on! Marketing is a versatile degree that will prepare you for a wide….

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Caroline Bluemel 03rd Jun 2016

How to secure your first management job

Managers are the driving force of a company and are often the key to an organisation’s success. The responsibility of driving results rests on their shoulders and this is what makes it one of the most challenging (yet rewarding!) careers. If you’ve got your sights set on becoming a manager, the trickiest part is often finding your first management role…..

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Caroline Bluemel 27th May 2016

Changing career in your 30s and 40s

While many people in their 30s and 40s feel like pursuing something new, few take the bold step to completely change their career. It’s a daunting prospect, but knowing where to start is often the most difficult point. Here are a few tips to help you explore your options.   Research Some people have a clear idea of what they….

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Caroline Bluemel 20th May 2016

What does it take to be an online student?

There isn’t a typical student profile for online and part-time learners; people of all ages from around the world and with different backgrounds are realising the benefits of distance learning. However there are some qualities that will help you to succeed when studying online…   Self-motivation Online learning relies on you being self-motivated. Whilst you’ll be supported and encouraged by….

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Caroline Bluemel 13th May 2016

Business Management or Business and Marketing?

So you know you want to do a business degree, but are struggling to choose between management and marketing… don’t worry, you’re not alone; this is a common problem for many potential business students. Here are a few steps that will help you choose which pathway best suits you.   Career aspirations Ask yourself what you want to do when….

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Caroline Bluemel 06th May 2016

What are IELTS and TOEFL?

Choosing which English test to take can be confusing. In this week’s blog we explore the two most popular tests, IELTS and TOEFL, and explain the differences between them. IELTS IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study, work or migrate to English speaking countries. It is the….

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Caroline Bluemel 29th Apr 2016

How to take notes like a pro

A good set of notes will always make it easier to write your assignments and prepare discussions. But in order for notes to be considered ‘good’, they need to be organised and well-written. Our handy infographic gives you some great tips and techniques for taking notes like a pro.

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Caroline Bluemel 15th Apr 2016