The National Graduate Careers Conference 2015 The National Graduate Careers Conference 2015 was held at 30 Euston Square on Wednesday 20th May. Hosted by High Fliers Research, the conference was held exclusively for Heads of Careers at the UK's top schools and sixth form colleges. Conference Presentations Copies of the slides presented during the day, along with PDFs of The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2015 and The Graduate Market in 2015 are available to download, using the links below. The opening slide sequence from the conference and videos introducing the employers who participated in the conference are also available to view on YouTube. The Graduate Market in 2015Latest analysis of graduate vacancies, starting salaries and recruitment requirements of organisations in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
Advice to Ace Your Interview - Interviews If you are leaving school or college and don’t have much experience of job interviews, My Interview can help you understand what to expect. With useful hints and tips, it takes you through a number of video-based questions where you can select the answer you think is most impressive. There’s a mix of 15 general and competency-based questions, which will help you to build your confidence and develop great interview skills.
51 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking You probably already know that an interview isn’t just a chance for the hiring manager to grill you with interview questions—it’s your opportunity to sniff out whether a job is the right fit for you. Which means: It’s important to go in with some questions to ask of your own. What do you want to know about the position? The company? The department? The team? 4 Insanely Tough Interview Questions (and How to Nail Them) Problem solver. Creative. Works well under pressure. These are key personality traits employers will be seeking no matter what position they’re hiring for—and chances are, your resume probably already showcases them in some way. But these days, hiring managers from some firms aren’t content to take job seekers at their word—they want to see it to believe it.
3 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer Interviews come in all shapes and sizes. You might be asked to talk about past projects you’ve worked on, given a task to complete in a short amount of time, or expected to answer rapid-fire questions from a panel of the company’s employees. Especially when you’re interviewing at a startup, where passion and culture fit is just as important as your skills, you can expect—well, just about anything. This, of course, can make preparing for your next interview a little challenging. Fortunately, there are a few common questions that can help you get started on the right foot (even if your interviewer doesn’t actually ask them!). 1.
Email Management - Inbox Zero - The Muse If you were to ask careerists what they think of their inbox, most would say that it’s a soul-sucking black hole of follow-up messages, annoying staff correspondences, and newsletters or press releases up the wazoo. And if you were to also ask those people if they could ever see themselves getting through their entire inbox every single day, most would scoff at the idea of such an impossible feat. This past week though, I decided to take on a challenge that would make most professionals cringe: I made a pact to get to inbox zero every single night before I went to bed. So, did I do it? The answer is yes.
Email Templates for Work Settings - The Muse Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with email—a number that is surely rising. And that doesn’t even take into account the stress involved in figuring out how to convey a potentially difficult message, like asking for help, saying no, or admitting you messed up. To help make the most of your time and energy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite scripts and templates for making email (and a few other things, like that pesky LinkedIn recommendation you need to write) much easier and less time consuming. Whether you’re job searching, networking, dealing with day-to-day work communications, or trying to be a better manager, find your situation below, tweak the template to your liking, and send it off!
When You Miss a Deadline - Next Steps - The Muse It happens to the best of us. Maybe accounting didn’t get you the numbers on time. Maybe the design work you thought would take you four hours is taking more like 14. Maybe Taco Tuesday turned into Food Poisoning Tuesday, and there’s just no way you can drag yourself to the office to finish Wednesday’s client report. In any case, you’re going to miss a deadline, and you know your boss, your customer, or whoever else you owe your work to is not going to be excited. 8 Genius Ways to Hide the Fact That You're Nervous It is hard to escape those moments in life when you are feeling incredibly nervous. Even if we plan ahead and rehearse, our body’s reaction to being nervous can flare up in very uncomfortable physiological ways. We get that rush of adrenaline and our stomach feels like it’s turning upside down. We begin to sweat, our cheeks flush, and some of us even develop a nervous tic—bouncing knee, twitchy foot, nail biting, blinking too rapidly, or speaking too quickly. This fight-or-flight reaction is perfectly normal, although unsettling and, at times, quite embarrassing. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to calm yourself down enough making it possible for you to get through any situation no matter how nervous you become?
How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know Ah, the dreaded cover letter. Every time you sit down to write one, you probably browse cover letter examples online, get overwhelmed, and think something to the effect of: Does anyone really read these? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if I could just let my resume speak for itself? First off: Yes, we can assure you that cover letters do, in fact, get read. In fact, to some hiring managers, they’re the most important part of your job application. And yes, while it would be easier to let your resume speak for itself, if that was the case you’d completely miss the opportunity to tell prospective employers who you are, showcase why they should hire you, and stand out above all the other candidates.
Worst Resumes to Submit - Mistakes in Resumes - The Muse I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing some pretty fascinating and, dare I say it, beautiful resumes. That said, I’ve also seen my fair share of resumes that end up with more red ink than resume content after I’m through with them. As my own little PSA, I’m going to share with you four of them that would make any career counselor or recruiter visibly cringe and what to do instead. 1. The Extremely Exaggerated Resume How Shy, Introverted Managers Can Be Effective - The Muse Recently, Muse career expert Melody Wilding talked about how to manage shy employees—which got me thinking about the flip side: What about when the boss is shy? It seems like a contradiction. Managers are supposed to be authoritative, bold leaders. And shy people tend to hold back, avoid social situations, and be more reserved in conversation. Can shy leaders truly be effective? As a shy manager myself, I’ll be the first to admit: You’ll definitely face some challenges.