At this time of year we get lots of students asking for advice and insight into what to expect at an assessment centre. If you have got to this stage of the application process then well done, this means that you have already impressed the employer and they can really see you working for their organisation.
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Networking is an essential element of successful career planning and job seeking. We make this easier for you by arranging hundreds of on-campus events every year; nearly 200 this semester alone! These include recruitment fairs – both large, and faculty-specific – employer presentations and workshops, and workshops delivered as part of our central programme. With our main Autumn jobs & internships fair just around the corner (Monday 15th October, The Edge), we’ve asked Leeds Economics student Tom Staley to share his reflections on the benefits of attending such events, below.
In addition to Tom’s advice, if you are planning on attending a recruitment fair, do your research first! Plan which organisations you wish to speak to and the questions you want to ask; think over and above what is on their website – you should already have looked through such information. Continue reading
We’ve had lots of questions this week about applications for graduate schemes. Graduate schemes are structured programmes, often with larger companies, targeting recent graduates. They range from a year to three years, combining work and training and can often lead to a permanent position within an organisation.
When are the deadlines for 2013 graduate schemes? How many should I apply for?
The main application window for graduate schemes is from September to December, recruiting for applicants to start the following year, but there are always exceptions. So, checking deadlines for individual organisations is crucial. As for how many remember it is quality over quantity. Graduate schemes are competitive and the recruiter will want to see that you have spent time researching their organisation and are able to articulate why you would be a good fit. In other words, you’re more likely to be successful with between Continue reading