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The latest advice and news about careers, learning and training

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Sell your transferable skills

Little or no experience in your desired industry? Your transferable skills will stand you in good stead.

Competence definition

Of course you’re competent

An expert explains how to answer competency-based questions at an interview or on an application form.

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Getting your head round the graduate market

Finding your first post-uni role can be tricky. We explore where to start the search.

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Where are they now? Journalism graduates

We spoke to two journalism graduates who have strayed far from the path of shorthand and Dictaphones, with equally rewarding results.

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Write the perfect cover letter

A good cover letter is like a confident handshake. Use our template to ensure you don't offer employers a limp hand.

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Modern Apprenticeships

All the information you need on how to become a Modern Apprentice.

SDS Individual Learning Accounts

Did you know you could be eligible for up to £200 towards the cost of learning?

Weekly poll

Scotland's first satellite has been launched into space, which space-related job would you most like?