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The Big Debate: Internships versus Work Experience

The Big Debate- Internships versus Work Experience

Internships and work experience: a great way to get your foot in the career ladder and learn more about a particular role or industry. But what’s the difference between the two and what do you need to be aware of? Read on to discover the 5 most important things to consider when choosing an internship or work experience:

5 Rules for the Perfect Cover Letter

5 Rules For the perfect cover letter

Let’s face it, cover letters can be your gateway to a new career path, or they can act as the steel shutters that prevent you from getting a look in. Here’s 5 quick fixes that will guarantee your cover letter is the first big step towards your new career.

How Online Recruitment Platforms are Changing the World

C U L T U R E  G R O W T H

Gloomy reports of unemployment fill the news every day, and for those just entering the labour market, getting a job seems nearly impossible. But what’s really going on behind the scenes of the job market – something that neither jobseekers and employers seem unable to crack?

What Our Users Are Saying: Why They Love Rise To

What our users are saying

It’s been 3 months since Rise To has launched, and over 2000 young people have signed up! Candidates are getting matched and finding jobs, so we’re adding more and more exciting opportunities to the site! We’re growing everyday, but what are our users saying? We caught up with Shirley Halse, an English Literature grad behind the blog How Tech Uses Me. So what are her favourite features of our site?

Rise To for School Leavers: Solutions to Your Problems

Rise-to.comIt’s no secret that having confidence is the key to success in the workplace – confident people are perceived to be more competent, are promoted more often, and even have higher productivity. With this in mind, it’s a serious issue that only 4% of school leavers* say that they are super confident about their ability to succeed in a job at the present.

The Power of Millennials: Busting the Myths


More than half of the world’s population is under the age of 25.

Born between 1978 and 2000, the Millennial Generation currently includes 95 million young people and by 2016, it will be 100 million strong.

By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce.

They are sending shock waves throughout the world, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Why This Top Achievement Had To Win Our Go Pro Competition


We recently ran a photo competition to find out what your top achievements were. This was a chance for you to send us a photo of your proudest moment – be it a sports achievement, something you did at work or just something you were proud to be part of. We had a fantastic response and were amazed at some of the fantastic submissions we received.

When it came to judging time we asked various members of the team to say which were their favourites and why. This was no easy task and the range of achievements was truly inspiring, extreme sports, academic achievements, giving birth and work based achievements were all in the mix. When all was said and done though, there could only be one winner:

Why Creating a Short Film is my Proudest Achievement (and what I have learned along the way)


Trying to decide what I would call my top achievement was difficult. As a 23 year old recent graduate, who is currently searching for entry level employment, it was easy to be cynical about my past achievements and under rate their merit. However, Rise-To’s twitter competition (to win a GoPro by submitting a photo of your top achievement) made me stop and take stock of all the things I had achieved in my relatively short life.

7 Money Hacks for Young People


Save money. Keep a budget. Stay out of debt. Don’t drink too much (it’s hard on your gut and your wallet).

We’ve heard all of that before. Seems simple, but how do you actually do it? A lot of the time, the key is in psychology and how you approach your finances. Here are your 7 money hacks to make sure that your cash doesn’t slip through the cracks.

The Ultimate Guide to Offering Work Experience

Ultimate Work Exp Guide IMG

Work experience placements are a two-way street; they should benefit both parties, not weighing down the business or boring the participant. Don’t underestimate the up and coming generation; they have so much to offer if you just give them the chance! If you’re interested in adding some new talent to your team, keep on reading.