During my first year at King’s, I found myself attending a casual social event at the Pret by the Strand campus. As the coffee date concluded, an unexpected question came my way: “May I have your LinkedIn profile?” I was taken aback – who asks for someone’s LinkedIn profile, right? Yet, this seemingly unusual request… More Application season: Cultivate your LinkedIn profile (Part 1)
Stepping into your inaugural careers fair can be a very daunting experience- with a multitude of employer stands, prominent banners scattered across the hall, and numerous conversations taking place simultaneously. But what does a careers fair consist of? And why should you attend them? Careers fairs provide a direct opportunity to build your networks,… More Application season: Conquering careers fairs
The internet has revolutionised the job application process, enabling individuals to conveniently apply for jobs from their homes. However, it has also granted employers easy access to investigate potential candidates’ private lives to determine their suitability for a position. While the ethics of social media screening are being closely examined, it remains essential for job… More Application season: Reviewing your online presence
Job hunting can be arduous and daunting, with applicants navigating through a sea of job listings, writing cover letters, submitting applications, attending interviews, and anxiously waiting for a reply. This constant uncertainty can certainly take a toll on one’s mental health. It’s important to remember to practice mindfulness to help you manage stress, have clarity… More Application season: Mindfulness during the job hunt
Application season tends to throw students into a frenzy of applying for multiple roles and multiple companies, sending off cover letters after cover letters, completing psychometrics after psychometrics, and recording video interviews after video interviews. This year, I’ve seen friends who sent off the wrong cover letter, forgot to complete a psychometric before a deadline,… More Application Season: How to keep track of your applications!
Psychometric tests tend to be the first step in most job applications- whether it be for a spring week, summer internship, or graduate programme. They are designed to streamline the hiring process and screen a large pool of candidates through a standardized measure of skills, abilities, and personality traits. Depending on the role you’re applying for,… More Application season: Psychometric tests with GraduateFirst
Completing their CV is arguably one of the most daunting tasks students find when completing job applications. We understand that in today’s job market, it’s crucial that your CV stands out and is clear in demonstrating concrete examples of your experience and achievement so that employers can best understand what impact you can bring onto the… More Application season: Optimise your CV with KCL CareerSet!
Recently, the number of students worried about their applications for summer internship deadlines has increased. Whilst it is true that a lot of internships had opened in autumn, there are still a lot of major companies who’s looking for the perfect candidate for summer 2023. I spoke to one of our resident career consultants, Andrea… More Application Season: Worried about summer internships? Read this guide!