Entrepreneur, recruitment expert and Dragon's Den investor James Caan joins us to talk about his new book, Get the Job you Really Want, what makes a winning candidate and what his next career step will be now he's leaving Dragon's Den. You can also find James on Twitter: @jamescaan. The rise of the familiar hire; a survey has found third of grad jobs will be filled by those who've already undertaken a placement at the company; so we highlight the importance of making connections.
Professor of organisational psychology Rob Briner discusses attitudes of graduates, the impact of student debt and the role of university education. Kerry reviews the Q&A we had on working in the financial sector. No pick the poster this week — instead we hear from a number of graduates who attended The London Guardian Graduate Fair from The Careers Group. Coming up next week:Oct 28: Support work and social careOct 29: International developmentGuest in the studio is going to be Julian Linley.
This week we concentrated on CVs. Guest in the studio was Andrew Scorer from The Fuller CV, who came in to talk to us about the CV clinic we ran online yesterday. If you have questions about your CV you can ask Andrew directly in the forums. And when you are happy with your CV upload it onto our database so that employers can find you. We also talked about the garden and interior design Q&A. Iris Dumbar, director of The Interior Design School, was just one of the panelists.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".