We’ve all been there. You’ve finished uni, spent that month in Malaysia, and now you’re back at your parents’ house; bored, broke, and desperately seeking employment. For the first couple of days it’s great. Cups of tea float up to your room like clockwork, you can have as many hot baths as you like, and … More Guest blog: How to improve your CV whilst looking for your first job
An application form is your opportunity to market yourself to a recruiter and convince them you have the skills and experience they are looking for. In order for your application to be effective, make your answers specific to the organisation you are applying to (known as targeting). Remember to save a copy of your form, … More Ace your applications!
Your mission in a nutshell is to persuade the employer: You can do the job You will do the job You’ll fit in Employers want evidence of what YOU have done. If you have used a skill before, you are more likely to be able to use it again in the job. This is only … More How To Get Your CV Noticed
So, you’ve found an opening for a job that you just know you’re right for. You’ve spent time putting together the perfect CV and now you’re ready to apply, right? Wrong. Usually, as part of the application process, you will also be expected to provide a well-written cover letter. The purpose of a cover letter … More Guest Blog: What to Remember When Writing a Cover Letter
This can be a perplexing interview question, particularly if you are applying for jobs which are closely connected to your internship/work experience and degree area. If you’ve spent the last three years studying marketing, for example, as well as seeking out marketing work experience, it might seem obvious that you’re interested in marketing. In addition, … More Why have you applied for this job?
Application Advisor Melisa sees QMUL students from all subjects, and gives them feedback on their applications, cover letters and CVs. Read on for 3 common mistakes and how to avoid them… – Being too generic: a typical question in job applications is why you want to work in that particular organisation. The key to answer … More Completing application forms – common mistakes
Many job applications will include a question about motivation: a question that asks about why you want to work for a company, or what you think you will get out of doing a particular role. It’s important to understand that when you write about your motivation, the employer will want specific reasons. Avoid generalisations such … More “Why do you want to work for us?” Demonstrating your motivation in application forms