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network for informed and targeted careers guidance, development and mentoring. We’ll let this short video do the talking: At WYGU (When You Grow Up) we understand that everybody's aspirational, but in a recession with record-breaking global unemployment levels it takes a lot more than qualifications and good intentions to get you where you want to be.

Employers and institutions are no longer prepared to take risks with candidates, and favour those who can demonstrate the initiative to take the lead with their course and job search. Businesses want candidates who stand out, who

have hands-on knowledge of their field, who have picked up skills and insights through networking, blogging, research, and work experience, and have a clear idea of what they want to do (and how to get there).

So what are you going to do about it? is the social platform that will allow you to demonstrate how serious you are about your future. Simply sign up and create your profile, like a living CV, then let the


skills profile and careers matching engine identify your actual, evidence based skills (sometimes what you think you’re god at, and what you’re actually good at, are very different!). WYGU then matches users to the right roles and courses by percentage match suitability -opening a world of possibility. You can then explore these roles in the WYGUpedia -we're building the worlds largest careers wiki with detailed information on roles, salaries, responsibilities etc. Users can also select eMentors in fields relevant to them.

The WYGUpedia also contains information on Institutions, Companies, and we are now including a Vacancies tab which will contain live job openings, work

experience, and internships too, as well as the latest employment data relevant to the YOUR skills profile. And as if that weren’t enough, the way it’s been developed means it’s only going to get better over time. Try it out and see what all the fuss is about, then tell your friends and see what it says about them!

Once you’ve seen what your skills can do for you (or worked out which skills you need to work on), you can look for a mentor in your field. What better way to find out about a course or career than by speaking to someone actually doing it? Best of all WYGU is, and will

always be free, so sign up now at

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