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Expenses guide for IT Graduate Contractors

What expenses can I claim as a Contractor working through my own limited company? HM Revenue and Customs have produced a heavyweight 100 page guide called: '2007 Expenses and benefits - A tax guide'. However, if you don’t have...

How much can I earn as an IT Graduate Contractor?

Limited or Permanent Employee? Firstly, let us say this is not SJD promoting or recommending that any contractor works through their own Limited company. You and only you can make this decision. There are pros and cons for...

Contracting as an IT Graduate

You're fresh out of University and you have a head full of knowledge! You know you want to pursue a career in Information Technology but why consider contracting? Well… Financial Benefits - As a contractor you could earn...

Graduate CV

If you want to give your graduate CV a progrssional edge, why not see that the experts think by getting a FREE CV review from CV Knowhow? Click here to make your graduate CV the best it can be. Recent graduates face a dilemma...

What to expect at a Graduate Assessment Centre

Competition for graduate roles is high and as a result, more and more recruiters are choosing to implement assessment centres to help them pick out the best graduates. To help you shine at your assessment day, IT graduate jobs...

10 Top Tips for a Great IT Graduate CV

When applying for IT Graduate jobs the main tool that employers have, in order to decide whether or not to invite you to interview, is your CV. A CV is your own personal sales pitch to convey to employers why they should hire you...

IT Graduate CV do’s and don’ts

Writing a CV can be a complicated task. Where do you put your work experience? Should you include a picture of yourself? The list goes on. Everyone appears to have a different approach to writing a CV dependant on style, industry...

IT Graduate cover letter

A covering letter is a vital piece of documentation for any job application. It’s the first page of your application and not simply an addition to your CV. A covering letter highlights your main skills to an employer and makes a...

UK grads lack practical training to close the IT Skills gap

As the IT Skills gap continues to grow, the number of UK graduates without practical training restricts the starting salaries they can achieve and is considered a key factor putting off young people from choosing IT as a career...

Graduates and Psychometric testing

Towards the end of your degree, the first thing that will be on your mind (other than passing your exams!) is finding a job. This can be a very stressful experience and as such, it is important to prepare and be ready for this...

IT Graduate jobs search schedule

What should I be doing when in order to get the IT Graduate job I’m after? Many graduates find themselves in their final year having not considered what they want to do when their time at university ends and being too swamped...

Top 5 skills for IT Graduates

So you’re fresh out of university with your computer science degree under your belt. But what now? Many graduates don’t know which area of IT they want to explore, or even which skills they should be highlighting on their CV,...

IT Graduate Job Interview Techniques

IT Graduate jobs are in huge demand and so competition for each role is fierce. As a result you need to know how to stand out from the crowd at interview. Here we take a look at a few of the things you can do to make sure you...

Preparing for IT and Technology Graduate Schemes 2017

Although your university life may not be over just yet- now is time to start thinking about life after university, especially if you are looking to go straight into work. Every year there is the same competition for IT Graduates...

Choosing the right IT Graduate job

As an IT Graduate, you are in high demand. IT underpins everything we do and as a result the IT jobs market is a great place of opportunities for those with a good understanding of the subject. However, IT is a big industry...