How to answer the most common interview questions
Applications / Job Interviews

How to answer the most common interview questions

To be in with the best chance of acing a graduate job interview, preparation is key.  Though you can never predict exactly how an interview will go, there are certain common interview questions that come up time and time again. By preparing and practicing your answers to these questions, you’ll feel more in control and … Continue reading

Improve your chances in the Civil Service Fast Stream application process
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Improve your chances in the Civil Service Fast Stream application process

The UK Civil Service Fast Stream is one of the most competitive graduate schemes that there is. Typically there are nearly forty times as many people registering an interest as there are places available, and fewer than one in twenty five of those who get as far as applying will be offered a place. Should this put … Continue reading

Looking for a placement – what I could have done differently
Applications / Job market

Looking for a placement – what I could have done differently

Industrial or ‘sandwich’ placements are extended periods of work experience that typically take place during a penultimate year of undergraduate study. The benefits are well-documented and include the opportunity to develop and convincingly demonstrate your employability skills to employers. University of Warwick Chemistry undergraduate Manpreet Kaur reflects on her experience of the application process and … Continue reading