Category: applications

Applications, CVs, Cover Letters

What I learnt from a visit to Accenture

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Article written by Tom McCann, Projects Officer (RED & UROP), University of Reading Careers   On 1st October I attended a Careers Services Overview Day at Accenture. Here’s everything I discovered, alongside some top tips for those thinking of or planning on applying to one of their schemes. What does Accenture do? In simple terms, …

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How to robot-proof your cover letter and pass an ATS hurdle

Robot on desktop

  You’ve just graduated from university. Your degree hangs nicely on the wall. Now—the pressure is on to get a job. Otherwise, you might have to move back in with your parents, and that’s probably the last thing you want. So, you head over to LinkedIn in search of delicious job offers that could potentially …

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How to robot-proof your cover letter and pass an ATS hurdle

Robot on desktop

You’ve just graduated from university. Your degree hangs nicely on the wall. Now—the pressure is on to get a job. Otherwise, you might have to move back in with your parents, and that’s probably the last thing you want. So, you head over to LinkedIn in search of delicious job offers that could potentially launch your career …

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Who to put down as references when you’ve just graduated

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The question of who to put down as a reference can be difficult at any point in your career, but never more so than when you’re just starting out. The dream reference will come from a former manager at a successful company where you aced every task and gained experience that makes you perfect for …

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I want to complete an application form

Why recruiters use application forms Types of application form How to prepare Common questions from students How do I disclose sensitive information? How do I make the most of my education and qualifications? How do I organise my employment experience? How do I handle the longer questions? Getting started How do I tackle the personal …

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