Grab your application and one of those bingo pens, and let’s see how many clichés you’ve got! If you get all twelve, email me. You should get an award or something. Brexit Britain leaving the EU is an important thing. It is going to influence absolutely everything in the commercial world. But it’s just too … Continue reading LET’S PLAY: Application Cliché Bingo!
Don't make 'eye contact' This sounds stupid, but you need to look at the camera while you speak. It's awkward and uncomfortable and distracting...but you need to do it. That way when the grad. recruiters watch it, it looks as though you are looking at them, rather than the corners of the room. It's also … Continue reading The best ways to flunk a video interview
If you thought one long post on competencies was enough – well, you were sorely mistaken. This post is all about how to use your competencies in an interview (video or otherwise). The key thing to aim for is flexibility. You want to go into an interview, and know you have numerous great examples to … Continue reading The best way to prepare for competency interviews
Competencies. When I wrote the LinkedIn post that inspired this blog, I was fairly sure most of the questions I would get would be on commercial awareness. Oh boy, was I wrong! Almost everyone asked me about competencies. So I’m going to write this post as though I was talking to myself 4 years ago, … Continue reading Tell me about a time when you ….
You've polished your competencies and your examples are excellent (if you do say so yourself)....but what now? Now you need to link those examples to the fabulous research you have done. But what if you're answering a competency question- surely you don't need firm research here? WRONG. You need to put outstanding research in every … Continue reading How to use firm research in your application (like a pro)