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Summer- if you can call the funereal seventeen-degree drizzle that was July and August this year summer, that is- is well and truly over. But if you’re a recent university graduate wondering what to do now that festivals, holidays and barbecues have trickled to a stop, don’t despair- as the famous Keats poem says, autumn is the best season for graduates to get their first job! Here are five reasons why: 1. Companies are hiring now- but they won’t be for...

A few weeks ago, I was asked to give a talk about ‘Authentic Personal Impact’ at the workshop Crossing Thresholds, which was set up to empower women in senior positions in the Civil Service to climb higher up the career ladder. Writing my talk and participating in the workshop got me thinking about the place of personality in building and running a business. Most entrepreneurs would probably agree that personality is a vital resource for inspiring employees, creating a positive company...

Venatrix Talent Manager Alex O'Brien's tips for making sure you're in charge of your future After end-of-exam celebrations and the glory of graduation, hunting for your first graduate job can be a profoundly sobering experience. We’ve all been there- scrolling through hundreds of adverts for candidates with at least two years’ experience (how exactly are you supposed to get the experience?!); waiting to hear back from businesses whose rejection policy is to ghost unsuccessful applicants and hope they get the message,...

Think about what really matters In the age of Google HQ, it feels almost compulsory for companies to have trendy offices in Shoreditch complete with ping pong tables and fully stocked beer fridges. Get excited about these things- a great company culture will make your working week fun and rewarding, as well as bringing plenty of free food and drinks your way- but remember they’re just perks, and don’t let them overshadow more important considerations. Make these questions the basis of...

The title of this article probably strikes the wrong chord; a job interview shouldn’t be thought of as an hour-long exercise in avoiding traps and trying not to mess up, but rather as a series of chances to stand out. Though, as promised, we’ll make suggestions about what not to say, success isn’t so much about not tripping up as it is about packaging- making it easy for someone who might have met fifteen candidates over the course of an...

Zineddine graduated from the University of Brighton with Geography degree. After his first year of full-time work, Venatrix placed him into a role as a market analyst in a Fintech SaaS company. We caught up with him to pick his brains about life after uni, working in sales, and the tech industry. What were your career plans when you finished uni? I really didn’t have a clue! I wanted to go travelling, so straight after I graduated, I went full-time at the...

As far back as our mythological beginnings, the story of Western culture is one of sleek, new things usurping creaking old ones, usually with a great amount of violence. The Olympian gods banished the Titans to the deepest recesses of the underworld; Troy, declining and decadent, had to go up in flames before a gleaming new Rome could rise up to replace it. The revolutions that produced our modern political and social systems - the English Civil War, the French...

The emblem of the Sales industry, for me, has always been David Brent, in the mournful third series of The Office. Sacked and in constant disgrace, Brent is now selling cleaning products out of the boot of his car. We see him, haggard and paunchy, eulogising a dish cloth to a bewildered-looking caretaker. “Because of the texture and quality of the shammy,” he exclaims, scrubbing at an invisible stain on a wall, “that’s coming off with tap water!”. The customer...