Recruiters look for many skills in job applicants - team work, communication, problem solving, and more. One skill that employers like to see, but is one that is often overlooked by candidates, is commercial awareness. It isn’t a skill that is only expected of business or management students - students and graduates of any subject … Continue reading How commercial awareness can help your job applications
Now graduation is over you may have turned your attention to the little matter of job hunting. Here are some handy tips on getting started.
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com There’s some great help and advice on our website to help you with preparing for, and attending, job interviews. It includes thinking about how you’ll answer interview questions using the CAR or STAR technique. Use whichever you find easier to remember, to help structure your reply. Answering the question CAR … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview
"The very fact that you’ve faced and overcome the challenges of having to study online, and adapted to a complete change in society is no mean feat. Employers will recognise that fact." These are tough times for students and those who are about to graduate (as well as those who graduated in 2020) and, understandably, … Continue reading Preparing to graduate in difficult times – 5 myths busted
Handshake, the careers platform, is often mentioned in Careers and Placements emails, social media and the website. So, what is it and why should you use it? There’s lots to be gained from activating and using your Handshake account. Read on to find out more. The basics Handshake gives you access to: your own profile, … Continue reading Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 2): The only Handshake allowed in lockdown
In times of change and uncertainty, it’s natural for us to feel disheartened and even helpless. So much seems out of our control and a bit hopeless, that we can understandably think there’s not much we can do. Although there may be restricted opportunities, there are practical actions we can still take. Why not try … Continue reading Unlock your potential in lockdown (part 1)
By Stephen Furlong, Careers Information Officer Searching for your first graduate job can be stressful, but there are things you can do to make the process a little easier. Find the right job sites It helps to know where to look. Job sites like Indeed can be great because they list so many vacancies – … Continue reading Finding Graduate Jobs
Over 2,000 students visited our fairs in weeks 2 and 4 this term – and we asked them what they thought.
Its not all grad schemes for big companies. Start-ups and SMEs can be a great place to start your career. Read this guest blog from TalentPool to find out why.
Guest blog written by Jessica Ching, Digital Content and Marketing Executive at graduate recruitment experts, Give a Grad a Go It can often feel like employers are looking for a very specific person in terms of qualifications and work experience – but in reality, there are a number of other things that employers look for in … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: The Recruitment Wish List – what skills do employers look for?