Dealing with Rejection…a deep, meme-ingful chat

“Dear ______________ We regret to inform you that you have not been successful in reaching the next stage of the application process this year.” Rejection. A shattering, confidence-eroding, emotional pain that leaves us feeling miserable and under the impression that our efforts have come to nothing. Our evolutionary, pre-civilized past suggests that rejection forms part … Continue reading Dealing with Rejection…a deep, meme-ingful chat

To everyone who has been rejected this year…

It sucks. You thought it'd work out and it didn't. It's particularly rubbish if you completed a vacation scheme. Then it feels like you fell at the last hurdle and that really...sucks. No. More than that. It's f*cking sh*t, actually. And you can be as mad and as sad as you like. Here is my … Continue reading To everyone who has been rejected this year…

Practical help for video interviews

When I was making applications I looked everywhere for practice video interviews. And could I find any? No. So. I've been the change I want to see in the world and created three. They are timed, and include typical video interview style questions. Video #1 and #2 are fairly similar. But I lovingly call #3, … Continue reading Practical help for video interviews

The best ways to flunk a video interview

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

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6 steps to make psychometric tests less traumatic 

I’m going to straight-up tell you I suck at numerical reasoning tests. The last time I tried to do one, I spent a week studying (and silently weeping) only to achieve a measly lower-than-average score. So I'm going to focus on the other three: verbal, logical and situational. (And if you happen to find some … Continue reading 6 steps to make psychometric tests less traumatic