Category: applications

Applications, CVs, Cover Letters

How to Pass a Numerical Reasoning Test for Job Applications

Written by Stephie Goodman – WikiJob Even after university, you’re likely to encounter written tests. Companies across a variety of industries are increasingly turning to psychometric tests to help them screen job candidates. For roles that involve data analysis, numbers, or finance, applicants often have to take a numerical reasoning test to prove that they …

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The top 10 CV mistakes

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Writing a CV is challenging at the best of times, but by avoiding some of the more common pitfalls, you’ll find you’ll end up with a pretty good CV.  Go for quality, not quantity, by checking your CV isn’t harbouring any of these common errors. 1. Not all first impressions are good When a recruiter …

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Top 6 CV tips to land your dream internship

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Written by Discover Financial Services The following tips from the Discover Talent Team will help you get noticed, impress hiring managers, and shine bright. 1. Download a Template The easiest way to start? Download a template. Ask a friend, check your university’s career centre, or search the internet for a template you can build from. …

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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

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  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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