Category Archives: Applications and interviews

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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Boost your confidence at Interviews

Got an interview coming up for summer work or graduate internship? Feeling nervous? (very normal then!) Reading the tips from a recent Guardian Careers article may just give you the boost you need. From using breathing techniques to stay calm, to … Continue reading

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