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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.

Why should I consider a placement?

Why should I consider a placement?

More and more employers are looking for experience as well as relevant qualifications when recruiting, even at graduate level and as such work placements have a hugely important part to play in your future employability. Let’s look at some of th... read more

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Top 5 tips for finding a student placement

Top 5 tips for finding a student placement

Tip 1 You should start your search for a placement well ahead of when you are looking to start the placement itself. Some employers (particularly the larger organisations) can recruit up to a year in advance. Do your research know the companies ... read more

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Not getting a placement?

Not getting a placement?

Read on for an insight into employer’s feedback on unsuccessful students. Feedback from Employers on CV's The reason many students were not short listed for interview was due to poor quality of CV's. Employers felt that: CVs in the main are not ... read more

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Interested in attending a Speed networking event? Read our FAQs here

Interested in attending a Speed networking event? Read our FAQs here

Speed networking FAQs What is a Speed networking event? This event gives you the opportunity to meet with employers face-to-face, find out more about the industry you are about to enter, and get up-to-date information about upcoming placement op... read more

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The use of social media in your quest for a placement

The use of social media in your quest for a placement

Social media is a massive part of everyday life and that includes searching for a placement. Facebook, Twitter and Linked In can all be used as tools to help you find a placement opportunity. Many hiring managers will look at your social media a... read more

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Want to write the perfect cover letter?

Want to write the perfect cover letter?

A cover letter is the perfect accompaniment to your CV and if done right can be the difference between success and failure. It’s the first thing an employer will see and the perfect opportunity to sell yourself. In fact, more and more employers ... read more

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A guide to writing a CV that will get you noticed

A guide to writing a CV that will get you noticed

You are the right person for the job! But does your CV say that? How can you increase your chances of an employer selecting you for interview? Let’s start by looking at the common mistakes: Refers to wrong company (often a cut and paste error) O... read more

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