“We regret to inform you that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion” Noooooooo! I know it can feel like it in that moment but this is not the end of the world.
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?
The instinct of many final year students seeking employment is to only apply for graduate schemes. There are alternatives however. University of Warwick History graduate Kathryn O’Connell, a consultant with the Katie Bard agency in Birmingham considers other strategies to consider in your job search.