Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Should you explain where you come from? Maybe a bit about how you discovered what you want to study. What about your university education and the societies that you joined at that time? It was, after all, good times, right? This question is usually the first one a recruiter will ask … More “Tell me a bit about yourself”
More and more graduate recruiters are using pre-recorded video interviews as part of the interview process. Typically, these are virtual, recorded interviews in which applicants are asked a number of pre-recorded questions; frequently, applicants have 30 seconds thinking time and 60 seconds to answer each question. Compared to traditional telephone interviews, where you might be … More Video Interviews: How can I ace my answer in 60 seconds?
Whether you need help finding a part-time job, writing a CV or cover letter, or preparing for a graduate scheme, we can help. Where are we? The Careers & Enterprise Centre is based in the Queens’ building (pic on left) on the Mile End campus, which is number 19 on this campus map. We’re in room … More Careers & Enterprise: Who we are
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?
There have been so many changes in business attire over the years, and many people have come to forget why proper business attire is important. Instead, they would rather dress comfortably or dress in the latest styles. The first few seconds make up the biggest part of an overall impression, when meeting for the first … More Guest blog: 5 style mistakes that can make you look unprofessional
If you’ve recently graduated, you may already be thinking ahead to what your next steps might be in terms of your career. As you begin to do so, your mind will start posing questions about the interview process – and that can feel quite daunting if you aren’t sure what to expect. Read on to … More Guest blog: How to prepare for the 6 most common interview questions
So, you’ve been offered an interview – congratulations! But how do you start to prepare? Research from CV Library suggests that 87% of UK workers research the company before an interview, 43% practise common interview questions, and 43% also prepare a smart outfit. We’ve pulled together 5 quick tips to help you get started: Do your … More 5 quick interview tips