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!
You might have spent lots of time developing your application skills and now… it’s just time to wait. When you’re waiting to hear back from recruiters, many feel stressed or anxious. Caroline Lindner, Career Consultant talks about developing patience and what to do during the ‘waiting period’.… More Waiting to hear from employers? Our 6 tips to staying patient and why your application is taking so long
A placement offers lots of ways to develop your skills – perhaps its the ones that bring you out of your comfort zone that really help you grow! In this blog, Computer Science with Management student Jay talks about what he got out of his placement experience, as well as his advice to students who are currently thinking about a year-in-industry placement.… More Student placements in their own words: Jay at Jaivel Aerospace
In today’s blog, Danielle, guest blogger and King’s Careers & Employability Microintern talks about finding an internship during lockdown. Tune in for some advice and inspiration about what it’s really like, and Danielle’s top tips for students thinking about internships.… More My tips for finding and securing an internship during lockdown: KCL student Danielle’s story
What is a UK style cover letter like? How can international students get acquainted on this important (but sometimes very mysterious!) job application document? Read on to find out!… More Careers in the UK: Cover Letter tips for international students
King’s Careers & Employability runs different kinds of appointments for students and graduates. Let’s talk about what an application advice appointment is like and how you can maximise your experience when meeting with an application advisor.… More How to make the most of an Application Advice appointment
Today we’re talking about whether cold-calling creative industry employers and applying for jobs speculatively can get you in for work experience. Hint: yes it can! Dominic Sutherland, our guest blogger is the Managing Director of NextShoot, a corporate video production company in London making business video content for well-known brands.… More Cold-calling and speculative job applications in the Creative Industries… does it work?
It’s one thing to move to the UK and begin studying in a whole new country… but on top of this, getting to know about careers and jobs in the UK can feel tricky at first! How do job hunting and the application processes work? What makes a UK style CV? What about cover letters?… More Careers in the UK: Introduction to job hunting for international students
Now that Winter is nearly over (ok, it’s still cold – but we’re getting there!), we’re starting to think about our summer plans and, with three months off from uni, there is plenty of time to squeeze in work experience amongst the holidays! What is meaningful work experience? Although “internships” is a bit… More Meaningful work experience – get ready for Summer