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Human Resources – used to be called Personnel – it’s all about people and achieving an organisation’s goals through their workforce.

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Human Resources – used to be called Personnel – it’s all about people and achieving an organisation’s goals through their workforce.

Tips from our student blogger, now graduate blogger

Lauren Waugh

 

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Tips from our student blogger, now graduate blogger

Lauren Waugh

 

A role within one of the 43 police forces in the UK is a great way to be part of a community and make a difference to society.

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A role within one of the 43 police forces in the UK is a great way to be part of a community and make a difference to society.

Whilst the dictionary definition is “a person who sets up a business taking on financial risks in the hope of profit” – the rest of us see an entrepreneur as someone who is dynamic, positive, successful, inspirational and a leader in their chosen field.

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Whilst the dictionary definition is “a person who sets up a business taking on financial risks in the hope of profit” – the rest of us see an entrepreneur as someone who is dynamic, positive, successful, inspirational and a leader in their chosen field.

Communication. First impressions. It all matters. You will be judged on your appearance and ability – but above all else, on how you can communicate verbally. That's face to face and on the phone.

 

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Communication. First impressions. It all matters. You will be judged on your appearance and ability – but above all else, on how you can communicate verbally. That's face to face and on the phone.

 

It’s never too late to start thinking about your career, and if you do leave it too late, you may live to regret it.

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It’s never too late to start thinking about your career, and if you do leave it too late, you may live to regret it.

There are numerous careers in psychology which is the science of human behaviour and the mind.

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There are numerous careers in psychology which is the science of human behaviour and the mind.

It’s one of those jobs that ‘does what it says on the tin’ – a systems analyst is someone who analyses an operation or process with the intention of improving efficiency – in particular, by applying a computer system.

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It’s one of those jobs that ‘does what it says on the tin’ – a systems analyst is someone who analyses an operation or process with the intention of improving efficiency – in particular, by applying a computer system.

You’ve passed the first stage – your application form or letter has been read and you’ve been invited for the assessment stage. You can give yourself a real advantage now and practise these tests and assessments so that you’re prepared and ready to shine.

 

 

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You’ve passed the first stage – your application form or letter has been read and you’ve been invited for the assessment stage. You can give yourself a real advantage now and practise these tests and assessments so that you’re prepared and ready to shine.

 

 

Size isn’t everything

When you first set out on your career path as a graduate, you’ll probably think about joining a large company.

 

 

 

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Size isn’t everything

When you first set out on your career path as a graduate, you’ll probably think about joining a large company.

 

 

 

Usually found within an investment bank, but independent asset management firms also exist.

 

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Usually found within an investment bank, but independent asset management firms also exist.

 

Proving that you are fluent in more than one language is a great skill to have and one that is always in demand. As our world shrinks, working abroad becomes easier and being confident in the local language is important. There are numerous jobs directly related to your chosen language including teaching, translating or interpreting, but are you aware of all the other careers in which a language degree will prove to be very useful?

 

 

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Proving that you are fluent in more than one language is a great skill to have and one that is always in demand. As our world shrinks, working abroad becomes easier and being confident in the local language is important. There are numerous jobs directly related to your chosen language including teaching, translating or interpreting, but are you aware of all the other careers in which a language degree will prove to be very useful?

 

 

Students – want to have some fun?

Guess the profession from the cryptic emojis

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Students – want to have some fun?

Guess the profession from the cryptic emojis

Purchasing and procurement roles exist in medium to large sized companies and organisations, both private and public sector. It’s all about sourcing products, services and goods from suppliers throughout the world by negotiating the best deals and prices – whist being aware of ethical, sustainability and risk management issues.

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Purchasing and procurement roles exist in medium to large sized companies and organisations, both private and public sector. It’s all about sourcing products, services and goods from suppliers throughout the world by negotiating the best deals and prices – whist being aware of ethical, sustainability and risk management issues.

Congratulations – you landed the interview – your application form and CV stood out from the other applicants. Now you need to make sure you stand out from the other ‘finalists’.

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Congratulations – you landed the interview – your application form and CV stood out from the other applicants. Now you need to make sure you stand out from the other ‘finalists’.

Consider yourself unengaged in politics? Consider yourself disillusioned with political parties. Consider yourself simply too busy? Here's why there's no excuse not to vote!

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Consider yourself unengaged in politics? Consider yourself disillusioned with political parties. Consider yourself simply too busy? Here's why there's no excuse not to vote!

Today information is at our fingertips whenever we need it. But if we hardly ever need to remember anything for ourselves, are we at risk of losing our ability to retain information when we need to?

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Today information is at our fingertips whenever we need it. But if we hardly ever need to remember anything for ourselves, are we at risk of losing our ability to retain information when we need to?

Dress down Fridays have become common practice in many workplaces. But is it always a good idea?

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Dress down Fridays have become common practice in many workplaces. But is it always a good idea?

Getting through University on a low budget can be tricky. But there are ways to earn additional income whilst still committing to your studies, and every little helps.

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Getting through University on a low budget can be tricky. But there are ways to earn additional income whilst still committing to your studies, and every little helps.

Your non-academic skills are still vitally important and valuable to an employer. So don't underestimate what you have learnt outside of the lecture hall.

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Your non-academic skills are still vitally important and valuable to an employer. So don't underestimate what you have learnt outside of the lecture hall.

Work in this area involves monitoring political activity to forsee public policy and how it might affect a charity, business or other organisation. The roles are generally in a public affairs consultancy or in-house public affairs department.

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Work in this area involves monitoring political activity to forsee public policy and how it might affect a charity, business or other organisation. The roles are generally in a public affairs consultancy or in-house public affairs department.

It’s all about creating and maintaining an image and reputation – either for a company, brand or individual. You’ll be responsible for influencing behaviour and opinion. The job is usually office based, but there may be traveling involved for some events. Networking is key – clients, the media and colleagues – you’ll build and maintain relationships in order to get the best out of everyone. Your personal and working life may overlap more than in other industries.

 

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It’s all about creating and maintaining an image and reputation – either for a company, brand or individual. You’ll be responsible for influencing behaviour and opinion. The job is usually office based, but there may be traveling involved for some events. Networking is key – clients, the media and colleagues – you’ll build and maintain relationships in order to get the best out of everyone. Your personal and working life may overlap more than in other industries.

 

This could be while you’re at university as well as when you start your first job, so read carefully and make notes!

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This could be while you’re at university as well as when you start your first job, so read carefully and make notes!

Five reasons why you need to book your place at the London Summer Graduate Fair now!

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Five reasons why you need to book your place at the London Summer Graduate Fair now!

The Pros and Cons of using covering letter templates.

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The Pros and Cons of using covering letter templates.

Can you take us to the brink of success – and over it?

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Can you take us to the brink of success – and over it?

As a final year student, the struggle is real. The balancing act of dissertation deadlines, exams and the real world becoming imminent can sometimes seem too much to cope with and sparing time to fill in countless job applications and assessments, only to be rejected, is disheartening and may feel like a waste of time.  It’s not though.

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As a final year student, the struggle is real. The balancing act of dissertation deadlines, exams and the real world becoming imminent can sometimes seem too much to cope with and sparing time to fill in countless job applications and assessments, only to be rejected, is disheartening and may feel like a waste of time.  It’s not though.

You’ll hear lots about the value of an internship but why is it so important?

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You’ll hear lots about the value of an internship but why is it so important?

Embarking on further study needs careful consideration but don’t let the costs put you off. There are many ways to obtain some financial support and we’ll take you through them here.

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Embarking on further study needs careful consideration but don’t let the costs put you off. There are many ways to obtain some financial support and we’ll take you through them here.

A graduate role in the Insurance Industry can vary tremendously – the industry is huge and is involved in looking after individuals and companies; protecting their assets – from financial risk, against theft, fire, flood, cyber threats etc, as well as protecting individual’s future with life insurance. It’s all about preparing businesses and individuals for that rainy day.

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A graduate role in the Insurance Industry can vary tremendously – the industry is huge and is involved in looking after individuals and companies; protecting their assets – from financial risk, against theft, fire, flood, cyber threats etc, as well as protecting individual’s future with life insurance. It’s all about preparing businesses and individuals for that rainy day.

It’s a career teaching a subject you love, where you can pass your knowledge onto 11-18 year olds.  Engaging in their learning, observing and recording their progress – inspiring the next generation

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It’s a career teaching a subject you love, where you can pass your knowledge onto 11-18 year olds.  Engaging in their learning, observing and recording their progress – inspiring the next generation

Exactly what it says – developing a business – making it grow and increasing the sales/services offered. It’s a critical role in any business and one that has endless potential for the right candidate.

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Exactly what it says – developing a business – making it grow and increasing the sales/services offered. It’s a critical role in any business and one that has endless potential for the right candidate.

If you enjoy study and independent research you might consider a PhD – it’s at least three years of research on an ‘original topic’ and is carried out under the supervision of an expert.

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If you enjoy study and independent research you might consider a PhD – it’s at least three years of research on an ‘original topic’ and is carried out under the supervision of an expert.

The Civil Service works to support the UK government – implementing policy and delivering services for the general public – health, education, defence, the environment, pensions etc.

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The Civil Service works to support the UK government – implementing policy and delivering services for the general public – health, education, defence, the environment, pensions etc.

It’s a job offering impartial business advice to help an organisation develop and grow – improving their productivity and performance by problem solving and identifying weaknesses or gaps in their knowledge.

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It’s a job offering impartial business advice to help an organisation develop and grow – improving their productivity and performance by problem solving and identifying weaknesses or gaps in their knowledge.

Closely linked to the insurance industry, actuaries measure the risk and probabilities of the likelihood of events happening in the future, and if there any potential financial costs.

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Closely linked to the insurance industry, actuaries measure the risk and probabilities of the likelihood of events happening in the future, and if there any potential financial costs.

It's not easy. It really isn't. Being rejected from a role on which you have set your heart can be devastating. 

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It's not easy. It really isn't. Being rejected from a role on which you have set your heart can be devastating. 

If you’re going to a Careers Fair, that’s a fantastic decision. Because Careers Fairs are a BIG opportunity. Not just to practice and develop your own skills but to learn and find out so much more about the possibilities for your future.

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If you’re going to a Careers Fair, that’s a fantastic decision. Because Careers Fairs are a BIG opportunity. Not just to practice and develop your own skills but to learn and find out so much more about the possibilities for your future.

When a company is looking for staff to fill a vacancy, they’ll often use an external Recruitment Consultant. They do all the leg work and check through hundreds of CVs to find the right person for the role.

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When a company is looking for staff to fill a vacancy, they’ll often use an external Recruitment Consultant. They do all the leg work and check through hundreds of CVs to find the right person for the role.

Sounds exciting – everyone wants to be ‘in advertising’ with all the cool, hip and trendy people – is it as cool as it sounds? It’s certainly an industry that’s fast paced and can be very pressurised.

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Sounds exciting – everyone wants to be ‘in advertising’ with all the cool, hip and trendy people – is it as cool as it sounds? It’s certainly an industry that’s fast paced and can be very pressurised.

It’s the process of taking raw materials and making them into something. It’s usually done on a large scale in a factory, mill or plant

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It’s the process of taking raw materials and making them into something. It’s usually done on a large scale in a factory, mill or plant

How to show off (without coming across as a total show off) in five easy steps

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How to show off (without coming across as a total show off) in five easy steps

The essential guide to looking good and feeling great at interview.

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The essential guide to looking good and feeling great at interview.

Why for students, it’s never too early to think about networking (and how to do it well)

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Why for students, it’s never too early to think about networking (and how to do it well)

Well, first of all, if you’ve got to this stage in an application process, congratulations. 

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Well, first of all, if you’ve got to this stage in an application process, congratulations. 

Nerves. Anticipation. Trepidation. No, it’s not your first date. It’s your first interview presentation.

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Nerves. Anticipation. Trepidation. No, it’s not your first date. It’s your first interview presentation.

Of course, we are not saying to ditch the CV altogether. Absolutely not. But when it comes to marketing yourself to potential employers, your CV is just the beginning. 

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Of course, we are not saying to ditch the CV altogether. Absolutely not. But when it comes to marketing yourself to potential employers, your CV is just the beginning. 

Marketing covers everything that’s involved in promoting and selling a product or service

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Marketing covers everything that’s involved in promoting and selling a product or service

Well if this isn’t one of the most important questions you’ll ever face in your life, we don’t know what is. 

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Well if this isn’t one of the most important questions you’ll ever face in your life, we don’t know what is. 

Picture a confident person – what do they do?  

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Picture a confident person – what do they do?  

A letter? Like you used to send in the snail mail? With addresses and dates and proper wording?

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A letter? Like you used to send in the snail mail? With addresses and dates and proper wording?

You’ve put it off endlessly. Frankly you’d rather pull out your own nails. 

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You’ve put it off endlessly. Frankly you’d rather pull out your own nails. 

Five top tips for using your Summer break to help with your graduate career

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Five top tips for using your Summer break to help with your graduate career

You’re probably thinking, ooh travel, meet friends, chill out...

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You’re probably thinking, ooh travel, meet friends, chill out...

It is what it says – selling anything, from a service like insurance or conservatories to a product or lifestyle. 

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It is what it says – selling anything, from a service like insurance or conservatories to a product or lifestyle. 

The retail sector is huge and the opportunities are vast 

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The retail sector is huge and the opportunities are vast 

Retail bankers are those that work in the high street banks and building societies.  

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Retail bankers are those that work in the high street banks and building societies.  

In a nutshell it’s the organisation, storage and distribution of goods.

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In a nutshell it’s the organisation, storage and distribution of goods.

Careers in the legal profession are well paid and demanding. 

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Careers in the legal profession are well paid and demanding. 

Every part of our lives involves IT – retail, sport, music, banking.

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Every part of our lives involves IT – retail, sport, music, banking.

Engineering is concerned with problem solving.

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Engineering is concerned with problem solving.

There are two main areas – Management and Financial accounting and these both have more specialist areas within them.

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There are two main areas – Management and Financial accounting and these both have more specialist areas within them.

A career in investment banking can be very diverse including; trading, hedge funds, asset management, systems analysis, compliance and more. 

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A career in investment banking can be very diverse including; trading, hedge funds, asset management, systems analysis, compliance and more. 

mybrink has spent the past year listening. Listening, reviewing, researching and, crucially, investing. 

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mybrink has spent the past year listening. Listening, reviewing, researching and, crucially, investing. 

If you’re a student or a recent graduate you thoroughly deserve a break. You may have finished exams, finals, dissertations and we all know how stressful that is. So go on, head off somewhere exotic on holiday, put your feet up, go exploring, have fun with your mates.

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If you’re a student or a recent graduate you thoroughly deserve a break. You may have finished exams, finals, dissertations and we all know how stressful that is. So go on, head off somewhere exotic on holiday, put your feet up, go exploring, have fun with your mates.

Right now you’re probably thinking ‘networking’? Don’t you mean social networking? Not that thing that senior established business people do?

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Right now you’re probably thinking ‘networking’? Don’t you mean social networking? Not that thing that senior established business people do?

Well congratulations. You’ve passed your exams, secured a place at university and you’re off. Away from home, into three or four years of study, fun, self-development and independence.

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Well congratulations. You’ve passed your exams, secured a place at university and you’re off. Away from home, into three or four years of study, fun, self-development and independence.

Admit it. You thought we are going to say ‘’Update your CV’’. ‘’Apply for work experience’’. ‘’Work your butt off’’. ‘’Swap the bar for the library’’. ‘’Be more careful with money’’.

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Admit it. You thought we are going to say ‘’Update your CV’’. ‘’Apply for work experience’’. ‘’Work your butt off’’. ‘’Swap the bar for the library’’. ‘’Be more careful with money’’.

Graduates who leave their home town to study but return for work are more likely to be in lower-paid non-graduate roles six months after leaving university, reports Prospects.

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Graduates who leave their home town to study but return for work are more likely to be in lower-paid non-graduate roles six months after leaving university, reports Prospects.

The recent case of history graduate James Harris handing out CVs to passers by at Birmingham’s New Street train station has fortified claims that university is no longer the ticket to career success it once was.

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The recent case of history graduate James Harris handing out CVs to passers by at Birmingham’s New Street train station has fortified claims that university is no longer the ticket to career success it once was.

Admit it. You thought we are going to say ‘’Update your CV’’. ‘’Apply for work experience’’. ‘’Work your butt off’’. ‘’Swap the bar for the library’’. ‘’Be more careful with money’’.

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Admit it. You thought we are going to say ‘’Update your CV’’. ‘’Apply for work experience’’. ‘’Work your butt off’’. ‘’Swap the bar for the library’’. ‘’Be more careful with money’’.

Well congratulations. You’ve passed your exams, secured a place at university and you’re off. Away from home, into three or four years of study, fun, self development and independence.

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Well congratulations. You’ve passed your exams, secured a place at university and you’re off. Away from home, into three or four years of study, fun, self development and independence.

When we carried out our research before launching new graduate recruitment marketplace mybrink.com, students told us that they felt invisible. Many felt unable to promote themselves, unsure of the best ways to do so, and limited by the CV based websites predominantly in the market.

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When we carried out our research before launching new graduate recruitment marketplace mybrink.com, students told us that they felt invisible. Many felt unable to promote themselves, unsure of the best ways to do so, and limited by the CV based websites predominantly in the market.

If you’re a STEM subject student or graduate, then frankly you should be proud of yourself. At mybrink, we take off our hats to you.

Because we know that these are challenging subjects, having required very high A level grades, and the chances are, your STEM degree is a tough gig.

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If you’re a STEM subject student or graduate, then frankly you should be proud of yourself. At mybrink, we take off our hats to you.

Because we know that these are challenging subjects, having required very high A level grades, and the chances are, your STEM degree is a tough gig.

Mybrink.com is a new online talent market place for students and graduates. We’re offering something different, a chance for students to connect early with recruiters and showcase themselves through a multi-media profile which says so much more than a CV.

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Mybrink.com is a new online talent market place for students and graduates. We’re offering something different, a chance for students to connect early with recruiters and showcase themselves through a multi-media profile which says so much more than a CV.