Every candidate wants to stand out as the best applicant the recruiter has ever seen! In order to be the perfect person for the job, you need to convince 2 parties: yourself and the recruiting team. But how exactly do you do that? Here are 5 ways you can stand out during the hiring process.
Simply put, a psychometric test is used to measure a candidate's suitability for a role based on their intellectual and personality traits. Familiarising yourself with these tests can go a long way to ensuring you ace them.
Psychometric tests help graduate employers assess things like cognitive ability, problem-solving, general knowledge, personality traits (such as empathy, situational awareness), and are generally taken online. Whilst similar to online personality tests you have taken whilst procrastinating on an assignment, there is a lot more reasoning and science behind graduate psychometric tests and can be a good avenue to learn about who you are and how you operate!
Assessment centres are used to evaluate the performance of candidates. You will usually be split into small groups to perform tasks, assessment exercises, and interviews. Companies will differ in the way they run an AC but the types of exercises and the structure remains relatively similar. In most assessment centres, the exercises will be designed to simulate different aspects of the work environment.
One of the most important parts of preparing for an interview is practice. While some interviewers or companies take a unique approach, most job interviews will involve common questions that are used again and again. That's where we can help out! These types of questions are the ones that you should practice with and prepare in advance, spending the time getting comfortable with them.
Each application process will consist of multiple rounds of interviews, conducted in different mediums such as by phone, video, or in-person. This article will give you a complete guide and run-down on how to prepare for any kind of interview that comes your way.
Careers fairs can actually be quite daunting for many reasons, ranging from the maze of company booths and representatives to the huge crowd of your fellow students. Imagine you've FINALLY reached the front of the line to chat with a recruiter but ... suddenly panic! You have no idea what questions you should be asking them.
Careers fairs are often one (sometimes multiple) day events that give students the opportunity to meet recruiters and find out more about different companies in their hunt for a job. Preparing for a careers fair will ensure you have the best experience possible because, let's face it, you don't want to be wandering around endlessly not knowing where to go or what to do.
In basic terms, an applicant tracking system (ATS) is a robot that sifts through a mass number of resumes, giving some to humans to read if it matches a job description and then discarding the rest into a black hole. This is why it's a huge bonus to understand how an ATS works and outsmart it so that your resume makes it into the hands of a human (recruiter).
Your CV, along with your cover letter, form your first impression to a potential employer. Knowing how to write a great CV will significantly increase your chances of landing a job interview as it is an easy way to set yourselves apart from others.