10 10, 2016

Vice – Is university still worth it?

Whilst debate amongst academics and employability professionals has been heated and relatively well publicised, very little of it is likely to be seen by young people.  It is this that makes the Vice Special Series, [...]

8 08, 2016

Is this new tech about to level the playing field for graduates?

Graduate recruitment rarely stands still but the pace of change and the increase in innovation in this area in 2016 has been extraordinary. Significant shifts in employer strategies have arguably driven many of these changes [...]

9 05, 2016

What’s next in employability?

There has never been a more exciting time to work in careers and employability but few careers practitioners are up to date on emerging trends and the innovations in technology impacting early careers. Join Career [...]

18 04, 2016

What skills do employers really want in 2016?

In Autumn/Winter 2015, Career Design conducted its first employability research initiative to track the skills employers seek when recruiting graduates. As an independent employability consultancy we have no agenda – the sole purpose of the [...]

25 01, 2016

Digital fluency: The skills graduates have (but don’t know it)

We are coming to the end of a major employability skills assessment for a leading UK University and this involved interviewing graduate employers across the South East.  Employers within banking, digital media, recruitment and tech [...]

28 11, 2015

Mind the (data) Gap

The UK skills gap has been well covered by academic and mass media.  Irrespective of viewpoint on whose fault this is, the one common belief appears to be that UK businesses feel let down by [...]

28 11, 2015

How to Change Careers (But Without the Drama)

Every adult will have to experience three major life events at some point or another. They'll have to move home, find a partner, and get a job. Unfortunately, the first two life events mentioned in the [...]

28 11, 2015

What to Expect From A Career Change Retreat

A retreat is probably something you associate with spirituality or rejuvenation. The word alone conjures up images of escape and reflection. In a sense, although our career change retreats are nothing to do with spirituality [...]

28 11, 2015

Is the Grass Really Greener? 5 Things to Consider Before Changing Careers

Changing career is a big deal. It's likely to be something you've thought about when lying awake at night. It's also likely to be something you've fantasised about when dealing with your overzealous boss or [...]

28 11, 2015

Life is too Short to Hate Your Job

Recently, journalists asked the world's oldest woman what her feelings on life were. She responded, "it felt rather short". Time goes faster than any of us expect it to, that's close to being a universal [...]