There’s some great help and advice on preparing for, and attending, job interviews in our info sheet. 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 stands for Context, Action, Result. STAR stands … Continue reading “Tell me about yourself” Cracking the interview
Naturally, you’re keen to land that first job, so it’s tempting to send off lots of applications to ensure major coverage. It’s quite quick to write an application and then copy and paste with a few changes, where needed. However, it’s more effective to spend the time on a few high quality, well-tailored, applications than … Continue reading Hire me! The art of drafting job applications
If you're job hunting, you're likely to be spending a lot of time online - and while you're focussed on your job hunt or application, it can be easy to miss warning signs that all is not as it should be… Read on to find out what to look out for and how to stay … Continue reading Job hunting – stay safe online!
If you’re going to apply for a graduate scheme, you’re likely to encounter an assessment centre at some point along the way. The very idea of an assessment centre can be hugely intimidating and scary but by understanding what you can expect and why they’re used, it can help to remove some of the fear … Continue reading What to expect at an Assessment Centre
So you might have heard people talk about doing a ‘Year In Industry’ or a ‘Placement Year’ and wonder what it’s all about? There are 8 departments here at York who have a Year In Industry programme. They are the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Electronic Engineering, Environment and Geography, Mathematics, Politics and The York … Continue reading Spotlight on Placement Years
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?
So, the next few weeks see the career fairs making their appearance this Autumn. Which means lots of employers on campus, showcasing their graduate jobs, placement year offerings and internship opportunities. Obviously a recruitment fair is not the only way to find work - you can search for vacancies online or even have them sent … Continue reading Careers fairs – what are the benefits?
Guest blog written by Jessica Murray, Content Creator at Debut Thinking about applying for a placement year? Wise decision, my friend. A placement year is a sure fire way to build your network, develop some valuable skills and graduate from university with experience that will make you super employable. But while that’s all well and … Continue reading Guest blog: How to fast-track your placement year application
In this post Laura Blackledge, Student Recruitment Officer at PwC, for the University of York, shares invaluable insight into how to succeed in assessment centres. Don’t forget that Careers will be running an Interview and Assessment Centre experience event on 7 Feb, which PwC will be attending. Book your placement using the above link. Why … Continue reading Guest blog: Succeeding in assessment centres
We've had a busy few weeks in Careers and Placements running our careers fairs, and responding to a wide variety of questions. One thing has stood out - some of you are feeling slightly panicked at the thought of grad scheme applications, and worried about missing out on the opportunities on offer right now or … Continue reading Graduate scheme or graduate job – or just confused?