February 10, 2022, by Leah Sharpe
Six Good Reasons to Use eCareersGrad
By Cathy Sibley, Employability Education Projects Officer
Do you have a job interview coming up? Or have you had a few interviews and thought you’d done ok, but they’ve not resulted in a job offer? If so, this new resource could be just what you need to elevate your job interviews from average to excellent.
What is eCareersGrad?
It’s an online platform which contains excellent resources to help you achieve interview success. It consists of videos and activities which will take a total of 60-90 minutes to complete. You can also use it to look at specific question types within interviews. Not only that but it’s free to access, both for current UoN students (just use your current username and password) and graduates (just email us to gain access).
Daria, a UoN English student used eCareersGrad and said,
“eCareersGrad is great in demystifying the hiring process. The platform is very detailed and shares experiences from actual students that are probably in the same position as you. You also get feedback and tips from recruiters, which helps you understand why they ask the questions they do and what they’re looking for. In each section, you are provided with a PDF that summarises the topic and allows you to practise your techniques/answers in your free time. Overall, I think it’s a great resource for students who feel stressed and intimidated by the job market.”
What resources are available on eCareersGrad?
1. Learn what a ‘good’ interview looks like
It covers 30+ job sectors including consulting, banking, finance, law, policy and the public sector, although as interview questions are usually common across sectors it’s useful for all job interviews. Videos will show you what a poor answer looks like compared to an excellent answer. This helps you to understand what you should be aiming for.
2. Find out what you might be asked
eCareersGrad shows you how you can predict the different types of questions that may come up. Questions are often grouped into categories like introductory, motivation, competency, strength-based (and weakness) or scenario questions. eCareersGrad covers all of these question types. You’ll see students giving a weak answer and then an excellent answer to different question types, with recruiters’ giving their opinion.
3. Guidance on how to answer questions
As well as showing you, via videos, how other students answer questions, you’ll also be given a structure which you’ll be able to use for your own answers.
4. Advice on specific types of interview
Discover different types of interview whether it be online, in person or video, using the ‘Interview Success’ resource, which includes candidate example answers for various sectors. This can be accessed via our interviews webpage.
5. Consultancy interviews
Job interviews within the consultancy sector often have a case study as an element of it too. Explore ‘Master the Consulting Case’ which focuses on how to tackle case studies through an interactive eLearning course. This can be accessed via our interviews webpage.
6. Gain insights into how interviews are assessed
Employers assess you based on how you meet the criteria contained in the job description or details. eCareersGrad gives you insight into how employers do this and shows you examples of how and what they score candidates against.
To get started, access eCareersGrad via our interviews webpage. As well as eCareersGrad we have plenty of other job interview support including mock video interviews and skills workshops. You can also always make an appointment to discuss any aspect of interviews with a careers adviser.
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