A new online careers and skills development resource for Essex students is launching this term and will revolutionise how students engage with and build on their skill sets.
Picture this: you’re in an interview (or completing an application form). You’ve just answered a question on how you meet the essential criteria for the role and what skills you have which are needed for the job.
THEN you’re asked: ‘What are your strengths and how would you apply them to this role?’…hang on…haven’t you just answered this?
How could you answer it differently?
Hi, I’m Penny, a 2017 Mathematics graduate from the University of Essex. I’m now in training to become a Paramedic – bit of a change of direction I know.
Here is my story and how this all came about.
Many students focus their search on large companies but this means they’re overlooking the fastest growing sector of the UK economy – SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises).
To find out why you should seriously consider applying to an SME, we’ve got an inside view from Anna Appleton-Claydon, Director at We Create Digital Ltd, and Will Prentice and Kyle Manning, Essex students currently on placement there.
Chief Barketing Officer at We Create Digital
Did you know that situational judgement tests, strengths-based recruitment, assessment centres were all techniques developed for use with graduate recruits before being more widely adopted? Graduate employers have always been at the forefront of using new recruitment techniques and technology is the new driving force behind these changes.
Here is my round up of the top four technological trends that you need to be aware of to be successful in the competitive graduate jobs market.
You know you need experience to help you on your way to becoming a top-class graduate, but it can be difficult to know what to look for, what meets your needs and what gaps need filling. Frontrunners, Essex Interns, UROP, and Placements are all phrases you’ve probably heard in an employability lecture, or when you’ve seen us out on the Squares throughout the term. But what do they really all mean? And how can we help you find whats best for you.
Do you know your employability skills from your transferable skills? Your hard skills from your soft skills or strengths? Do you understand what skills employers actually want and, crucially, how you can show that you have them?
So you want to be a teacher? Your personal statement is your first opportunity to explain why you’d be great at it. It can seem pretty daunting, especially when you have only 4000 characters to explain why you deserve a place on the course – never fear; we’ve got just the right recipe for you:
Take the opportunity to think about your strengths, values, goals and aspirations alongside a supportive community of women. Whatever your background or ambitions, Sprint gives you a fantastic chance to think about and work towards what you want.
Don’t worry, you already have this ability, it’s just about getting some practice and building those creative muscles!