I am running out of words to describe it, this lockdown. Unprecedented. Weird. Dispiriting. Sad. Extraordinary. Bleak. And some other words which I’m not going to write down. So it would be entirely understandable if any student or recent graduate were asking, ‘is there currently any point in engaging with the recruitment process?’ But at …
Is it just me, or does this at first glance seem like an odd question to come up in the interview context? It certainly does come up, and not infrequently. Surely employers are interested in how you are in the workplace, not in what goes on when you are relaxing with people you like?
When students ask Student Careers and Skills about how to answer this question, they are often concerned by it because it is so open-ended. How do you know what to say when there is so much that you could say?
Compassion for others is alive and well thank goodness, if the number of enquiries which Warwick Student Careers and Skills gets about working for an NGO is anything to go by. One common question we get asked is: How do you get in? This blog attempts to answer that question.