Situational Judgement Tests – Thinking Ahead

The thinking behind psychometrics – selecting candidates for types of jobs based on fair but competitive assessment of their intelligence-based behaviour – has been around for thousands of years. Situational judgement tests (SJTs), however, have only been around for fifty years. It took a while for them to gain ground in the recruitment landscape – … Continue reading Situational Judgement Tests – Thinking Ahead

Student Stories: our spring week experience

Spring weeks or insight days offer early year students the opportunity to gain work experience, build connections in competitive industries. These pre-internship experiences are popular and important for those considering a career in investment banking but they also feature in other sectors such as professional services, law, accountancy and consulting. They last from a few … Continue reading Student Stories: our spring week experience

Reasons you should write a cover letter even when the job description says it is optional.

Writing a cover letter for every application is tricky as you have been told that you need to target it to each job.  So, when you come across the words “cover letter optional” or it is not even mentioned on a job posting, you might feel a weight lift off you. After all, your application … Continue reading Reasons you should write a cover letter even when the job description says it is optional.

I have been accepted onto a postgrad course. Is 2020 a good time to undertake postgraduate study?

A Mathematics & Statistics class Congratulations on completing your undergraduate degree. Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time in which to transition into your next career step. If your career plans led you to apply for and accept a place on a Postgraduate Study programme for this Autumn then you may a degree of safety in … Continue reading I have been accepted onto a postgrad course. Is 2020 a good time to undertake postgraduate study?

Get Ahead of the Game with Informational Interviews

COVID-19 arrived in March like a tornado, disrupting and changing all our lives in ways we could never have imagined.  Now, three months on, and the academic year behind us, your thoughts may be turning to new opportunities beyond studies.  If you’re wanting to explore a new career path, or start making applications for graduate … Continue reading Get Ahead of the Game with Informational Interviews

The New Creative Normal

Question: What do the people below have in common? Alex Smith, XpoNorth Paul Wilson: Musician, Snow Patrol Julie Fowlis: Musician Joe Mcalinden: Musician/ Composer/ Producer Mark Allen: Music Supervisor Mark Gordon: Owner, Score Draw Music Pete Fletcher: Producer, musician, studio owner, Black Bay Studio Dougie Brown: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival/ Artist Manager/ The Gathering/ Blue Kirkhope: SMIA/ Artist Manager Caroline Campbell: Ironworks Venue/ Belladrum Tartan Heart … Continue reading The New Creative Normal