What career is right for me?

Are you confused about your future? Written by Tania Lyden, Careers Consultant Almost everyone is likely to feel ‘stuck’ about their career direction at some point, whether it is a dilemma about which type of internship or placement to apply for or which graduate job to snare. You should know that you are not the …

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Preparing for an assessment centre

Group discussions Written exercises Psychometric tests Presentations Social events What next? Final steps for improvement Taking it further Many employers use Assessment Centres as the key process to decide which graduates they want to recruit. The good news is that usually only those applicants with a good chance of gaining a job get offered one …

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How to Prepare for an Interview

Written by Samantha Meredith, Talent Aquisition Specialist, Enterprise Rent-A-Car What is the old saying ‘to fail to prepare is to prepare to fail?’ I am sure that this is also the case with interviewing. As a Talent Acquisition Specialist for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, I can separate a well-prepared candidate from a #winging-it candidate in a matter …

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How to pass the Civil Service Situational Judgement tests

Written by Kevin Thompson, Careers Consultant Situational judgement tests ask you to imagine you are in the workplace and require you to decide how you will deal with a challenge you are facing. Employers use situational judgement tests to see if you hold the approach and values that are key to the role that they …

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Successfully solving psychometric tests

Successfully solving psychometric tests

Written by Emma Butler, Careers Consultant How to solve psychometric tests An invite to take some psychometric tests can strike the fear in many students, but with some preparation and practise, it is possible to ace these tests and get the job you want.

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