Practice Makes Perfect

Tuesday’s advice: Practice Makes Perfect

So you’ve secured your grad job interview but you’re worried about what to expect? Making a killer application and getting through to the interview stage is brilliant, but now that you’ve got to that stage, you need to make sure you’re ready for it. With Careers offering practice interviews as well as plenty of other resources, you’ve got no excuse to not be prepared for whatever assessment is thrown at you. You’ll also have support from Careers after you’ve graduated, too, so you don’t have to worry about feeling alone in your preparations once you leave York. From assessment centres, to aptitude tests, to formal interviews, we’ve got you covered when it comes to practice makes perfect!

Helpful resources:

– Try the online interview guide on the VLE
– Book a practice interview with a Careers Adviser
– Read our aptitude tests and interviews information sheets
– Practice for numerical aptitude tests at either of our upcoming workshops: Thursday 27 Nov or Thursday 4 Dec
– If you missed this term’s Assessment Centre Activity Afternoon, you can read the write up of the event, and keep an eye on Careers Gateway for Spring Term’s ‘Interview Simulation Day’
– Enterprise Rent-a-Car have also written a useful blog on tips for attending an assessment centre

Someone like you
Kate – 3rd year English and Related Literature


What do you want to do after graduation?
To get a place on an English Secondary PGCE course

What have you done during your time at York to help you achieve that?

Second Year
– Had a meeting with a careers adviser to discuss my career options following a degree in English and Related Literature
– Completed a primary YSIS placement
Third Year
– Completed a secondary YSIS placement with an English teacher
– Applied for Inkwell – a community project focusing on literacy skills
– Attended a careers workshop on group work and lesson planning in preparation for PGCE interviews
– Applied for PGCE courses using my secondary placement YSIS teacher as my referee

We’ve also put together a handy ‘hints and tips for final year students‘ flyer to help you think about what to consider in your final year at university.

Would you like to chat to someone but don’t think you need an appointment?

You can speak to our Brand Ambassadors on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday week 9 in the library foyer for information and advice.

Want to be in with a chance of winning a Christmas hamper?! Follow this link to our quick quiz to enter the draw, with the winner to be announced in week 10!