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Teacher training interviews…what to expect

By Julie Callaghan, Senior Careers Adviser If you are reading this post, you might have an interview for teacher training coming up or perhaps you have just completed your application and are thinking ahead to the interview stage. Whether you are applying for a PGCE, School Direct, a SCITT or other routes into teaching, and …

New to the UK? Here’s some useful tips on applying for jobs

We’d like to say a big friendly welcome to all of our international students. We’ve gathered together tips to keep in mind when applying for jobs – whether they’re part-time, graduate roles or internships in the UK, it all counts. We appreciate the initial challenges of moving country and settling into a new culture. We’re …

Make a Great Connection: Tips for Skype and Telephone Interview Success

In a competitive and global job market, the amount of employers using telephone and Skype interviews in their recruitment processes is increasing.  They are used as an interview method to reach candidates who are applying from overseas and are a useful way to screen applicants before inviting them to a longer interview in person or …

10 Things You Should Absolutely Do in an Interview

Have you got an interview coming up, or are planning to apply for a job soon? Get prepared for this crucial part of the application process with our short guide to help you ace the interview. 1. Conduct your research Take some time to find out about the company you’re applying to and news and …

Online Q&A round-up part 1

By Jan Perrett, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service  Missed our online Q&A?  We’ve compiled a selection of the questions that were put to us and the advice from our careers adviser. Remember, you’ll have the opportunity to put your questions to one of our careers advisers at our next online Q&A on Thursday 20 …

What Do Recruiters Look for in Your Application?

By Pablo Costa, Careers Adviser (Faculty of Engineering) When I was graduate recruitment adviser, most Mondays involved me peering over a mountain of CVs trying to find one that stood out and matched an employer’s requirements. Tuesdays would see me creating a candidate shortlist and by Wednesday I would be on the phone arranging interviews, …

Three tough interview questions revealed

By Sarah Allen, Employability Education Projects Officer (Social Sciences) ‘Death will be a great relief. No more interviews’ – Katharine Hepburn Sometimes it may seem like the interviewer is part of some cruel joke, asking you cryptic questions that are only devised to confuse. The truth is they need to ask these questions to determine …