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Another popular question that is asked at an interview. So, lets break it down to THΞ WHΛT, WHY, HOW THΞ WHΛT happened? Now, the interviewer does not want to hear how you never consider anything a failure and you have never failed at anything because that is all too impersonal. Mentioning an example such as a project you carried out @ university, work experience that you completed or a job you did or even a life event e.g. attempting to run the marathon but were unable to complete it Remember:  it is not necessarily the failure that the interviewer is interested in hearing about but rather how you dealt with it and what happened after it occurred. WHY do you consider this a failure? Explaining how you felt about your failure and why you consider it to be one is important Remember to build a picture to the interviewer on how you dealt with the situation, ensuring that your explaining your rationale about the experience. You may have worked hard on something and spent a lot of time doing so, therefore the disappointment you felt when it did not work out as planned was difficult. Considering something a failure is completely personal, there is no wrong or right fail! let the interviewer understand your experience is what you want to achieve. HOW did you overcome the failure? Obviously, you learnt something from your failure, and it made you see, do, and review things slightly different when attempting similar tasks or challenges going forward. Expressing how this failing made you re-evaluate your planning and thinking within that project or role within a group and being able to decipher what additional skills you need to bring to the table to ensure the next project is a success. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...


This is a popular interview question asked at interviews This may be straight forward to answer to most, but we wanted you to know that this  is a key interview question where the interviewer are looking for indicators and motives for your reasonings as to why you decided to choose this particular degree path. These indicators are: Do you have a clear view on what you want in the future? Does your degree align with career plans and goals? There are 3 usual categories that a graduate may fall into when responding to this question LIFΞLONG CΛЯΞΞЯ CHOICΞ Some of you know the reasons why you chose your degree and it’s about having a clear picture of where it will hopefully lead you Just remember it is important to demonstrate your assurance and passion in your area of expertise. A helpful tip is ensuring that you add that a career within this industry is a natural progression, to build upon your experience and knowledge to the next level. GΞNΞЯΛL DΞGЯΞΞ TO KΞΞP YOUЯ CΛЯΞΞЯ OPTIONS OPΞN Some of you may have a more generalist approach that best suited you towards your course choice. You selected your degree on the basis that it would provide you with a good academic platform for a variety of potential career options. UNCΞЯTΛINTY But some of you could just be unsure why you picked your degree, it may of felt right at the time but looking back at the time you enjoyed the subject areas and whilst it may not be directly focused to your career choice now you’ve adapted and found that there are a lot of transferable skills, experience and knowledge that will enable you to transition into this role. Remember: Practice, Prep and Prepare responses to potential interview questions.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] ...


Some people think cover letters are pointless but tbh recruiters still like to see them, easiest way for you to think about this is that this is a concise BIO of who you are (yes, another one). Market research the organisationDon’t start every sentence with “I”Format: 3 – 5 paragraphs Your USP /Provide evidence to your claimsProofread. doing your recon on the company This should really be one of the first things.  The information is in the detail so use this as the framework for your cover letter and CV, you can build a great picture of the business from just taking a bit of time out to do some market research.  Also, some bits can be transferrable in what you have stated in your cover letter, which stands out but also shows that you have taken the time out to do a bit more. Its so easy to say “I” Have done this, and “I” have done that and tbh after a point it just becomes extremely generic.  Try to keep your cover letter as fluid as possible and make it more personable – refrain from the “I” s. How many pages should a cover letter be?? The question that everyone wants to know – think of it this way. When your deciding on a book to read you don’t go to the from cover and decide that’s a great title. You turn the book around to read the synopsis at the back of the book which gives you a great breakdown of the book and with a great bit of skill entices you and pulls you in to purchase it and make it a reading choice. This is exactly how you should think of your cover letter – needs to be punchy and to the point and not pages and pages long to bore you , it needs to gets to the point fairly quickly. 3 – 5 short paragraphs should be enough and if you want me to be clearer – no more than an A4 side. Ok so why should I consider you? What is your USP – said it may times YOUR UNIQUE SELLING POINT, once you know what you bring to the table to a business and I’m not talking about just generic key words which is the same...


Keep your Job Search FocusedCreate a list of companies you would love to work for.Tailor your CV to that Job descriptionUpdate / clean up your social profile.Before sending your CV out to anyone – Re-read and double check all information. Keep your JS focused Its so hard to keep yourself on the right track when looking for a job initially. So a helpful tip is to keep in mind what sort of roll you have in mind and even if it’s as simple as placing a post it note on your PC screen with the line of work you have an interest in the Do it!!! Outlining the companies that you have an interest in Actually doing some market research, goes a long way – helps you build a profile of the type of role ideally you would like to go for – also provides clarity on the type of business you would like to work for. This is a great tip – tailoring your CV Obviously it very much depends on the job role you are going for and you actually having the relatable attributes and skills but the JD (job description) is your friend –it’s a perfect outline of what type of talent a company are looking for – but don’t fall into the trap of just matching it word for word, you have to read in between the lines of the JD and provide some personality to your CV. Employers now go beyond just looking @ a CV in this digital age employers now look at your social profile, so make sure your account reflects the type of impression that you want an employer to see – tip, even if this means you have multiple accounts (one for social + one for work) now this may sound like a lot and I’m not saying that you have to get rid of all the fun, but put it this way – if you was going for your absolute dream job and they wanted to get you in for an interview but they also wanted to check you out before that interview how would you want them to see your online presence.  Exactly……..Clean...


Getting Feedback (if possible) is so important for you to develop and understand where you could be going wrong on your application process and/or interviews. Yes, it can be daunting to know where you have gone wrong but definitely ask. Feedback will help you pinpoint the areas where you might be struggling. For example, if you got through to the interview stage then you can assume you have done well. However, if you did not pass the face to face virtual interview (as we are now in the new COVID world) then probably this is where your prep needs revisited and needs more work. This is obvious but ensure you make notes of all the feedback your given. Whether it was an answer to a particular question or the image you presented to the employer. Sometimes we do things in interviews completely unconsciously so being aware of this. ΛGΛIN, this can help you try to avoid it next time. A common example is some applicants can come across uninterested or even not bothered in an interview but really that is just their way they present themselves when they are nervous. Knowing this can help you to attempt to train yourself out of doing that; potentially through completing mock interviews to reduce the nerves. As we all know COVID has changed the way for obtaining an internship, graduate scheme, or insight opportunity.  Assessment centres, virtual cover letters and Virtual interviews are all now done via videos and online. Embrace the Change!!!! There is an advantage to this in some respects we can prep even more, record ourselves ask for further feedback /opinions from friends, family, lectures to get us totally ready. Just understand that we must ΛDΛPT to what is happening, SOΛK up the feedback received, LΞΛЯN from it and IMPЯOVΞ on the areas that have been identified and push on. It can only make you better. Good Luck! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...