An Introduction to Psychometric Testing


By Hannah Vernon, Media & Communications at Gradcracker A key stage of many recruitment processes, psychometric tests are used to assess some element of a candidate's cognitive ability or personality. It is likely that you'll come across psychometric testing when applying for degree apprenticeship, placement and graduate opportunities, as many Gradcracker employers use this method … Continue reading An Introduction to Psychometric Testing

Getting Linked’In


By Luke Proctor, Senior Recruiter @ Gear4music, York With over 3 billion of us jostling for position in the passively competitive world of social media, for graduates and aspiring professionals, standing out (without filming yourself eating a ghost pepper or encouraging your Nan to ‘spit some bars’) can be daunting work. Fortunately, getting recognised for … Continue reading Getting Linked’In

GUEST BLOG: Five top tips to make your job application stand out


 Guest blog written by Liz Jarrold, Enterprise Rent-a-Car So you’ve done your research, you know the company you want to work for and you’ve found your ideal role. Now it’s time to take the first official step to starting your new career. Here are five top tips to help you with your online application. Tip … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Five top tips to make your job application stand out

Why all York students should consider a Placement Year


 Careers blog written by Nicola Clemmit, Placement Coordinator, Careers and Placements New this year, all York undergraduate students can pursue a Placement Year through a Placement Year programme managed by Careers and Placements. This means all York students can access more roles, opportunities and substantive work experience routes in your university years which will strengthen … Continue reading Why all York students should consider a Placement Year

Careers Blog: What Employers Want


 Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Development Manager, Careers What employers want in an applicant Obviously, employers want to recruit the best candidates possible, but what is ‘the best’? ‘The best’ Some people might assume ‘the best’ means the candidate with the highest qualifications and a stack of relevant work experience, achievements and extra-curricular activities … Continue reading Careers Blog: What Employers Want

CAREERS BLOG: Top 5 tips for handling rejection


Careers blog written by Nicola Haydon, Graduate Intern: Marketing and Information Support, Careers Being rejected after a job interview (or anywhere in the job application process for that matter) is completely normal. Everyone has some sort of rejection story, and whilst it can hurt and knock your confidence, it’s important to bounce back and stay … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Top 5 tips for handling rejection