In praise of the employability of Arts graduates
Job market / Self awareness

In praise of the employability of Arts graduates

Arts students can be subject to derisory comments about their employability from housemates who are studying science or vocational courses. Unless the skills you are gaining from your degree discipline are made explicit it can be hard to justify how your skills make you equally appealing to graduate recruiters. These criticisms can be frustrating and … Continue reading

UK Graduate recruitment trends 2017-18
Applications / Job market

UK Graduate recruitment trends 2017-18

Each year, the Institute of Student Employers (formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters) undertakes a survey of its members. 200 recruiters responded to the 2017 survey. Between them they recruited 31,630 students during 2017. They employ between them 2.8 million staff across more than 16 sectors. Whilst this is a small sample of UK recruiters … Continue reading

Top 10 application tips and advice: Engineering, Science and Technology
Applications / Assessment centres / Interviews

Top 10 application tips and advice: Engineering, Science and Technology

Last week I attended Warwick’s Engineering Science and Technology Fair and took advantage of the expertise of several of the recruiters to ask them for their top tips- their dos and don’ts of the application process. Visiting recruiters were generous with their suggestions. The top 10 tips below were mentioned by a number of recruiters. Continue reading

How  to make successful applications for graduate jobs and further study
Applications / Self awareness / Work experience

How to make successful applications for graduate jobs and further study

Earlier this year, a research report attempting to identify factors leading to graduate success  was published by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. ‘Planning for success: Graduates’ career planning and its effect on graduate outcomes’  surveyed 7,500 graduates across 27 Higher Education Institutions.  The research explored the importance of different behaviours, characteristics and factors important in determining … Continue reading