What’s the difference between a graduate scheme and an entry level role? It sounds like there should be a punchline here, but really, we’re just going to explain the difference to help you decide what’s best for you. Continue reading What’s the difference between a graduate scheme and an entry level role?
Get a quick summary of what the UK job market looks like in this week’s blog, and what it might mean for you.
There’s a couple of points in there that gives us reason to believe we’re beginning to turn a corner… Continue reading Labour Market Insights, 11 June 2020
Matt talks about what’s happening in the UK jobs market, how employers are planning to engage with students up until Christmas and reflects on some of the intel we’re getting from recruiters. Continue reading Labour Market Insights, 3 June 2020
What are organisations doing now about graduate and placement recruitment?
This week we asked Jack Tame, Employer Account Manager at Henley Careers & Professional Development, to update us on his experience with recruitment at the moment. Continue reading Labour Market Insight, 27 May 2020
Last Thursday, I facilitated a great session with some of our MBA students where we discussed interview technique. As well as discussing the importance of getting your one-minute career story to flow, we also talked about how to demonstrate commercial awareness. There are a number of current affairs which really polarise public opinion right now. So, how do you best demonstrate your excellent grasp of … Continue reading Three tips to avoid that “awkward moment” at interview
Applications Not having an up to date or relevant CV. Major major boo boo, here. If your CV has chunks of time missing, unexplained gaps between jobs, or if you’re applying for a technical role (with no relevant experience) when the job description clearly states ‘technical experience required’, don’t be surprised if they don’t call you for an interview. Cover letter addressed … Continue reading The recruiter’s perspective: The top 10 mistakes graduates make when job hunting
I worked as a graduate recruiter for many years and have been a candidate in a fair number of interviews myself. Both my friends and I have dabbled with online dating with various levels of success. It’s funny how so many similarities exist between looking for a new job and looking for love. Not to make light of either situation, the two are more closely related … Continue reading The recruiter’s perspective: 8 Ways that job hunting is like online dating
PwC announced recently that they are to ditch the use of A Level results and UCAS points as criteria in the recruitment of their graduate trainees – and I think that they should be applauded for it. It’s a bold move, which will undoubtedly significantly affect their screening process, and will hopefully signal similar responses from other organizations – but I don’t think there will be … Continue reading To UCAS or Not To UCAS – that is the question.