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Here we share useful advice for students applying for placements, including CV, cover letter and interview guidance, as well as other hints and tips to help you find your perfect placement.

We also have case studies from past placements, and guest posts from employers, students and academics alike. If you'd like to submit a guest post, please email info@e-placementscotland.com.

Internships at Holoxica: One intern interviewing another one

Internships at Holoxica: One intern interviewing another one

Ever wondered what the benefits of attending one of our speed networking events are? Or are you just not sure of the value of undertaking a placement? Our friends at Holoxica successfully recruited a student intern Lucie Hrbkova from attending o... read more

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Hiring remotely

Hiring remotely

Hear how Alasdair Currie from Multiplied By describes using the e-Placement Scotland service to remotely hire a Digital Marketing placement student. There is no denying that we are living in very uncertain times at present, a number of organisat... read more

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3 things I learned about (video) interviews

3 things I learned about (video) interviews

Job interviews are hard. Job video interviews are harder. Job video interviews during a global health crisis are hardest. I have recently submitted my PhD thesis and already went into this crisis as unemployed, living on my last savings and quit... read more

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Got some extra time on your hands?

Got some extra time on your hands?

Now is the time to learn new skills Found yourself with some free time, or simply looking to learn some new skills? Why not complete some online CPD training? Now is the perfect time to upskill yourself and your CV and with a number of great fre... read more

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Video Interviews  - getting them right

Video Interviews - getting them right

How can I prepare for a video interview? Video interviewing is not a new thing, however in the current climate it is becoming a more common practice. It would be a good idea to have a think about what a video interview might look like for you an... read more

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Are you getting the most out of employer tech talks?

Are you getting the most out of employer tech talks?

Are you getting the most out of attending an Employer Talk As a student, you will be given numerous opportunities to attend employer talks whilst you are at University. These are excellent opportunities to get your foot in the door and get yours... read more

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Why hiring a Student Placement is a good idea for your business!

Why hiring a Student Placement is a good idea for your business!

How can employing a student placement strengthen your business? The benefits of a student undertaking a paid placement are invaluable, but have you considered the impact that they can have on your business? Feedback from employers so far states ... read more

Employer

What are the benefits of undertaking a placement through e-Placement Scotland?

What are the benefits of undertaking a placement through e-Placement Scotland?

The importance of undertaking a paid placement should never be underestimated, there are many benefits for you as a student whether you look to do a 3 Month placement over Summer or you choose to complete a 12 Month long placement the life skill... read more

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Placement Conduct - Are you getting it right?

Placement Conduct - Are you getting it right?

What is expected of you during your placement? Your placement is a professional experience that requires professional attitudes and appropriate behaviour. For the duration of your placement, you are an employee and therefore you will be expected... read more

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