Students, it’s official. mybrink are coming to get you

17/03/2017

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.

So we built mybrink, the key characteristic of which is the opportunity to shine. To show recruiters what you’ve got. To create an awesome, high impact profile which displays your work, features blogs, vlogs, whatever materials you feel show you off in the most impressive way.

Well now we’ve got the site, we’re going to take it on the road.

We’re now speaking to exciting recruiters. We’re learning what they want and what they need. So rather than just sit and wait for the perfect candidates to land in our lap, we’re going to actively look for them.

So in the next few months, look out for mybrink in Exeter, Loughborough, Liverpool, Newcastle, Imperial London and Cardiff. And that’s just the start. We want to seek out the best talent in universities across the country so that we can put fabulous opportunities in front of you, and you in front of the best recruiters.

At mybrink we know that it’s never too early to start looking, researching and lining up options for your career. And here’s why.

  1. According to High Fliers Research almost half the recruiters who took part in the research stated that graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes. So you’ll want to be aware of internship and work experience opportunities.
  2. Unless you are in a strongly vocational course such as Medicine, it’s quite possible that you are keeping your options open. But at some stage you’ll need to narrow down these options so that you can do the research, follow companies and start building your CV and profiles with the right criteria to be found and selected.
  3. Networking is crucial, and the earlier the better. Forming connections with potential recruiters will enable them to remember you when the time comes, and put you in a positive position when you approach the competitive application process.
  4. Finding your perfect career may take a while. You want to get it right, and not be one of the many graduates who leaves their job within the first year. So the earlier you start researching and following companies, the better.
  5. It’s all experience. Speaking with professionals at job fairs, and being confident and articulate – valuable experience for networking. Starting to evaluate your own skills and attributes – lays the groundwork for interviewing. And creating an engaging profile that really sells you means developing a skill that you’ll likely need over and over again as your life and career progresses.

So if we’re visiting your university, be sure to pop along to your careers fair, and come to our stand for a chat. We’d love to meet you.