Category Archives: Applications and interviews

Get prepared to nail that interview!

Interviews, as well as essay and dissertation deadlines, and exam revision are looming large on the student horizon, at present, if the uptake of  practice interview slots with our Careers Consultants is anything to go by. Whether it’s for graduate … Continue reading

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Considering further study? Your person statement is key to success.

Over 20% of PPLS students will go on to further study of some sort after graduation. Your personal statement is key to success in securing a place on your preferred course. And now here at the Careers Service we’ve developed … Continue reading

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Your CV – 8.8 seconds to make an impact – is yours up to the job?

(and yes, it’s 8.8 seconds, NOT minutes, according to research from National Citizen Service (NCS) – recruiters are busy people!) Whether you’re looking for that graduate job or summer work experience / internship, or preparing for applications next academic year … Continue reading

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Strength-based interviews – an insider perspective.

I’ve blogged on the changing nature of interviews – video, strength-based etc – in the past. Now my colleague, Rebecca, shares her insights and advice after observing strength-based interviews in action with the IT employer FDM group. Read on to find … Continue reading

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Interview coming up? Be positive about some negative preparation!

“The true positive thinker acknowledges potential and existing negative circumstances and reactions, and engineers a plan to overcome them, to achieve positive results.” Although the above statement and steps below (freely adapted from an article by Dan Kennedy) were written for salespeople, … Continue reading

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Interviews are changing…find out how…

We’re into interview season for a variety of internships and graduate jobs – so time to get up to speed with some of the changes in interview practice. Whilst the principle of preparing for interviews will always be the same: … Continue reading

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Reflection and resilience – why they’re so important for your career

Reading a recent article in the Guardian titled ‘What doesn’t kill you … why failure is the secret to success’ started me thinking about the roles of resilience and reflection when it comes to your career path. I also remembered the … Continue reading

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