Here in Careers and Placements we often get questions about CVs - How do I write one? What should I include? Can someone ‘check’ my CV? It’s natural to think of CVs first when considering applying for jobs (and further study), but for some opportunities and organisations, and at certain times of the year, application … Continue reading Making applications – it’s not all about CVs!
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
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
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!
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
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 written by Kelly McDonald, Careers and Placements This week we’re thinking about job hunting - there are lots of job sites out there, but here are a few resources to help you get started. Our website has a section to help you look for your first graduate job, and more on what the recruitment process is … Continue reading Job hunting for graduates
Guest blog written by Careers Student Brand Ambassadors, Charlotte Noddings and Serife Gunal Are you panicking about what comes after graduation? Do you already have an idea of what you want to do but don’t know where to start? Here we outline some of the most common paths you can pursue and signpost you to some … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Graduate options
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