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Do you want an internship in an international FMCG company?

Can’t seem to find your dream internship in the FMCG industry? You might be walking around with a couple of questions, like “Is my academic background good enough?” or “Do I need to speak a foreign language?” These concerns should not stop you from landing an amazing internship in FMCG. Pre-requirements do sometimes mess with …

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Work on your career during the corona-crisis with these 6 tips

Everyone is aware of the effect the Corona crisis has on their career. Students are wondering when they will be able to take their exams, people with jobs have suddenly become unsure of their employment, and entrepreneurs try to stay afloat despite the drastic measures that have been taken.  Fortunately, help was quickly on its …

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Corporate Rebels: “Don’t accept the misery of bad company culture. Make work more fun”

After conducting research and publishing the Magnet.me Young Professional Report 2020, we wanted to do more. We’ve found out that company culture is a big factor contributing to young professionals being unhappy at work. To give everyone who is just starting out with their career the tools to change this, we’ve received some useful insights …

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CEO of Plugify: “A career you love is made of passion combined with action”

As a consultant-turned-CEO of her own company Plugify ánd pitching champion of the Netherlands, Eline Leijten knows all about pursuing a career that is driven by passion. Having achieved all this during her twenties, she figured out how to create a career path for herself that she loved. We talked to Eline about how she …

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Let’s get visual: how to bridge the gap between applicant expectations and office reality

Visual representation is everything, especially online. Nobody’s clicking on YouTube videos without seeing a thumbnail. Nobody’s booking a room on Airbnb without first scrutinising every photo. And it’s highly unlikely that a picture-less Tinder profile will generate any likes. We base our decision-making on visual impressions, in almost all aspects of our life. There’s one …

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Dutch bank Rabobank finances growth of scale-up Magnet.me

Rotterdam, July 4th 2019 – Dutch bank Rabobank has provided additional financing to support the further growth of the Rotterdam based scale-up Magnet.me, who are disrupting the recruitment industry.  Magnet.me already raised €1 million in funding back in 2017 which it used for accelerating their growth in the United Kingdom, where it is now the …

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The top 10 most popular summer internships in 2019 in the Netherlands

With the summer just around the corner, the majority of people are looking forward to a time filled with lying on the beach, getting a tan & spending their days doing, basically, nothing. However, with so much free time on your hands, why not work towards gaining some valuable work experience? Plenty of summer internships …

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How NOT to revise

How to revise (or more like, how not to revise…)? As students, we ask ourselves this question all the time. Instead of finding a useful answer, we end up Googling “what does my birthmark mean for my future?”. Not exactly productive or in any way working, unless your essay question is a 30 marker on …

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These are the top 25 most popular jobs among Imperial College students

The results have been counted and verified and we can confirm the top 25 most popular jobs among Imperial College students based off thousands of job likes on Magnet.me! In between the exam stress, deadlines and ability to manage a social life, many Imperial College students have found the time to be swiping like to …

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How to study effectively for an exam (when you’re starting the night before)

You have heard it all before right? Sleep 8 hours per night, start 6 weeks in advance and eat your vegetables the night before the exam. We at Magnet.me understand that this just isn’t in the cards for most students. It is hard enough to maintain a social life, stay fit, call your mom, and …

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“I haven’t done an internship… Do I stand a chance of getting a grad job?”

Internships can be a great way to get more work experience. The only problem? Interesting, paid opportunities can sometimes feel few and far between.  The good news is that more employers than ever before are making their hiring decisions based on future potential, rather than focusing solely on past experience.  Here are the two biggest …

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Jason Woo 🖤 AlphaSights

Jason Woo – Political Science and International Relations Major from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Development Administration and Planning Master from University College London. With this being my second time going through the job seeking process I was prepared for the difficulties that accompany the process – like looking for a job position …

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Our take on success

Magnet.me started with 3 students on a job hunt. 5 years later those same students are running a successful online network, having helped over 70,000 students reach all their potential opportunities. How did they get there? Inspired by our own founding Magneteers, here are a few things to remember on your road to success: 1. …

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5 reasons why traditional graduate recruitment channels are not working (anymore)

Ever feel like you’re spending too much time filtering through a ridiculous amount of applications, thinking to yourself; “more than half of these are not worth my time”? It’s because you are probably still using traditional job sites, mass promotion through email or careers fairs in the hope to attract great candidates. Here is a …

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A better way of connecting your company with the right people on Magnet.me

After a lot of thought and research, we’ve now decided to move towards recommending your company to the right people, based on a new smart matching algorithm, instead of sending out network requests. We’d like to explain why and how we’ll improve the way your company builds a network of qualified and motivated people as …

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Your headline: From counting letters to making each letter counts.

Attention is a commodity that’s getting more scarce every year. Also for recruiters (trust us, we know). This means that it’s getting more and more important to really make use of every second that their eyes meet your profile by making an impression that’s memorable. We already discussed how adding a profile photo makes your …

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Studying = Lectures, exams, Netflix and…?

Your time at university is not just about studying, attending lectures and taking exams (Ok, so much for stating the obvious). But really, how much time do students actually spend on stuff that’s making them better, smarter and more awesome while they’re at university? We’ve previously published data on the importance of doing extracurricular activities. …

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What is wrong with the graduate recruitment market: Recruitment agencies

We do not really like (graduate) recruitment agencies and to be honest – besides these agencies themselves – we’ve never met someone who does. For one, because most of them are aggressive. But that isn’t really the problem. Here’s what’s really the problem. 1. They build barriers Many recruitment agencies claim to build bridges between …

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Hello Britain

Magnet.me has crossed the North Sea! As of today, we are live in the UK with a beta version of the website. Our little graduate recruitment revolution has thus hit the shores of Great Britain. At Magnet.me we aim to let students explore and unlock their full potential by connecting them with every possible future …

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Apply away

Ever wanted to combine exploring the labour market and discovering new cities, have breakfast in New York while learning about career opportunities or party in Shanghai while getting familiar with a firm’s culture? A lot of Dutch employers organise business courses all over the globe to convince you to start your career with them. For …

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