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
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
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
You’ve reached the end of the interview. You’ve navigated your way through difficult questions with answers that are well-structured, evidence-based and enthusiastic (well, hopefully!) But don’t relax just yet. Almost all interviews end with the seemingly simple ‘Do you have any questions for us?’ Inexperienced candidates may fall into the trap of interpreting this literally, … More Do you have any questions?
Joe, Application Adviser There are few interview questions which provoke the same mixture of fear and bewilderment as ‘What is your biggest weakness?’ The entire premise seems counter-intuitive. Aren’t you there to impress them? To show them your best qualities? Candidates who haven’t prepared for this question either panic, or assume that it’s some kind … More What is your biggest weakness?