The first thing to recognise when starting your own business is that your degree rarely has a bearing on your ability to succeed. While qualifications may be essential for some [Read more…] about Starting Your Own Business – Self-employment: Skills and Qualities
Information from Skill: National Bureau for students with disabilities. Work experience has many benefits. If you take on a work experience placement you can: [Read more…] about Work Experience: Disability Advice
Employability or work-readiness is still number one on the list of potential employers when they look for graduates to fill vacancies. With few exceptions, the class or [Read more…] about Work Experience: Why Are Placements So Important?
Some companies run a series of extended selection procedures, called assessment centres, each lasting one or two days or sometimes longer. Usually, these are after the first [Read more…] about What to Expect from an Assessment Centres? A typical assessment day
Case study exercises
In these exercises, you are given a set of papers relating to a particular situation and asked to make recommendations in a brief spoken or written report. [Read more…] about Assessment Centres: Group Activities – Case Study and in-tray Exercises
Aptitude / ability tests
These are formal, timed tests, taken either online or by filling in a printed answer sheet. They usually take the form of multiple choice questions. You will be given full [Read more…] about Interview Tests And Exercises: Psychometric Tests
When you first graduate and start selecting graduate jobs to apply for, you may not be prepared for what lies ahead. Unless you’re either very lucky, or exceptionally gifted, it’s unlikely [Read more…] about Dealing With Rejection From Graduate Jobs Interviews
There’s an abundance on advice on the internet now covering techniques and tricks to try at interviews in pursuit of those elusive graduate jobs. But in practise, [Read more…] about Hidden Tips For Graduate Jobs Interviews
You’ve just spent the last few years wearing what ever you want, when ever you want. In fact much of the time you’ve been doing what ever you want. Now, things will have to change if you are to [Read more…] about Dress For Success For Graduate Jobs
You are a recent graduate scouring the graduate jobs section across all available newspapers. You’re registered with numerous job sites and awaiting their alerts as new jobs [Read more…] about Graduates: How Do You Overcome The Experience Gap?