Guest blog written by Miles Thorp, digital Director at Banana Moon, personalised clothing company So, the hunt begins. How are you feeling? Overwhelmed? Excited? Stressed? I remember feeling all the above when I was looking for a placement. Feeling like someone slapped me round the face every time I got rejected and oh boy, there … Continue reading Guest blog: Finding a placement
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
Guest blog written by: Jane Dowson, Student Recruitment Advisor at EY Why do you want to work for our company?” – What are employers looking for when they ask this question? It’s a question that you’re going to hear for years to come when you enter the world of employment. “Why do you want to … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Why do you want to work for this company?
Trick or treat?! As Hallowe'en’s witching hour approaches, it’s time to gather around the flickering fire and chill your blood with some truly ghastly horror stories, courtesy of our resident 'ghost writer'! Our first tale of terror… You’re on your own. There’s no one around – the house is eerily deserted. The night has fallen … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG EXTRA: A little something for Hallowe’en!
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
Latest news from Careers Get that job Job hunting toolkit for Final Year students - practical advice on finding jobs and understanding what employers look for in job applicants. York Profiles and Mentors - connect with York graduates and use their experience to understand a range of jobs, industries and sectors. CV and Interview Guides … Continue reading Latest Careers news – Summer, Week 7
Write-up of Assessment Centre Activity Day employer panel Q&A discussion by Nicola Haydon, Graduate Intern, Careers Assessment Centre Day – 27 January 2016 Panel: Kelly McDonald: Careers Consultant (Chair) Dan Tate – PwC Melissa Brennand – HSBC Anna Carlisle – Think Ahead Caroline Cuthbertson – Enterprise Rent a Car Event Summary: Get Assessment Centre ready to make sure you … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Assessment Centre Activity Day – employer panel Q&A
Kam Sahota, Project Manager at Viking Direct, talks to us about how she got started in project management. Why did you decide to work in the industry and how did it start? “When I grow up I want to be a project manager” was never a sentence that came to mind as I was growing … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: What’s it like to be a project manager?
Education to Employment 2015 - Free 3-Day Careers Workshop: Network with HR professionals from top UK businesses. Attend VI-specific career workshops. Receive feedback on your CV & interview technique. Share experiences with other VI graduates. Build confidence and have fun water-skiing. Dates: 11-13th August 2015 Location: Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre, 36-40 London Road, Guildford … Continue reading Education to Employment 2015
Guest blog from Victoria Plum, online bathroom retailer. This is an article following two successful candidates journey’s though the Victoria Plumb graduate interview process. They offer tips and advice of what to expect at an assessment day, and how to successfully make a lasting impression on an employer. What to expect at an assessment day … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: How to get a job in marketing – tips for assessment centres