7 tips to make your application stand out from the crowd

Graduate schemes are nutritiously competitive so it's important that you make your application stand out from the crowd. Below are some top tips to help you achieve this: 1. Excel in your psychometric tests. Employers use psychometric tests because they offer an objective way of assessing candidates and comparing candidates applying for a particular role. Numerical reasoning tests and verbal reasoning tests are the psychometric tests most commonly encountered by graduates and job applicants. It’s important that you score well in these...

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Questions you should and shouldn’t ask at your interview

Often candidates spend all their preparation time preparing answers to questions from an interviewer - when in fact there will likely be the opportunity for you to ask questions too! And the questions you ask can be a strong reflection on you as a candidate - so it's well worth preparing 1 or 2 really good questions for your interviewer as well: 1. "What are the next steps in the hiring process?" - often a good closing question, demonstrating that you're keen to progress and confident that you're a credible candidate. Often candidates will...

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What to Wear at your Interview

Whilst it can feel like the most important thing to prepare for during your job application is your psychometric tests and your interview answers, it's important to remember that over 50% of communication is non-verbal. It's, therefore, essential that the way you present yourself is authentic, so you can be comfortable and confident, but also in keeping with the role that you're aspiring to secure. Check the brief - first things first, make sure that you look for a dress code in the invitation to the interview. There may not be one specified,...

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10 Tips to Pass your Assessment Centre

Assessment centres are often used in selection processes to give hiring managers the opportunity to observe candidates in 'real work' scenarios, testing the competencies that they are assessing beyond just interviews and in group activities. Usually candidates will be invited in a group (often between 6 and 8) to a venue for a whole or half day. Typical assessment centres will comprise of: - Interviews - Group activities (discussions, debates, tasks) - E-Tray exercise - Psychometric testing Numerical Reasoning Tests ...

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Are Numerical Reasoning Tests the same as Maths Tests?

Are Numerical Reasoning Tests the same as Maths Tests? There is a common misconception amongst candidates that Numerical Reasoning Tests are the same as Maths Tests. Below we outline the key differences and between the two and offer some advice on how to prepare for a Numerical Reasoning Test. Are Numerical Reasoning Tests the same as Maths Tests? No, Numerical Reasoning Tests are not the same as Maths Tests. The key difference being that Numerical Reasoning Tests are designed to help organisations to predict the future workplace...

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