Category: Applications and interviews

To practise or not to practise? What’s the best way to prepare for an employer selection test?

Written by Amanda Conway, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service When it comes to applying for graduate jobs or internships, the chances are you will face a selection test along the way. Ranging from numerical or verbal reasoning tests, to some of the more recent developments like situational judgement tests and games-based assessments, graduate employers frequently…

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Future Fortnight Round-up

Future Fortnight, an online programme of careers support for students and graduates at The University of Manchester, ran from 19 to 30 October. Missed it? Don’t worry! We’ve collated all the resources and recordings so you have them all in one place. Who is this for? Whether you’re looking for an internship, placement or graduate…

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How to prepare for a changing graduate recruitment process

Written by Jenny Sloan, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Whether you’ve just started your graduate job search, or you’re getting back on the bandwagon after your post-uni plans have fallen through, it’s important to recognise that in response to COVID-19, employers have adapted their graduation selection methods and processes. In fact, as the situation…

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How to ace phone interviews

Written by Penney Gordon-Lanes, Careers Consultant at the Careers Service In the digital age, many employers are using technology to support their recruitment. Digital applications such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime are commonly used by employers. However, many still prefer to conduct interviews by phone, often before being invited to an assessment centre, and face-to-face…

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