International employers consistently tell us that they value graduates who have global awareness, particularly those who can demonstrate that they took the initiative to study or work overseas as part of their degree. The reason for this is clear - graduates who have studied or worked abroad tend to be culturally aware, able to work … Continue reading Develop your global mindset
If you are an international student studying in Glasgow or a home student who has studied abroad, you will be able to reflect on how gaining an international experience has enabled you to develop in a range of ways. There are so many ways in which gaining this experience is enriching for those who do … Continue reading Selling your international experience to employers
Worried about demonstrating “commercial awareness” at an interview? Most employers want to know that you have “commercial awareness”. Whether you are looking to work for a multinational or a small business, a charity or in the arts, potential employers will all expect you to demonstrate this. Students are often anxious that if they don’t read the … Continue reading “Commercial awareness” – What is it and how do you show you have it?
The first thing to remember if you are not getting any interviews (yet) is to learn from this and not see a rejection as a personal failing in any way. Remember that the job market is very competitive and in reality no one gets every job that they apply for! The worst thing that you … Continue reading Help, I’m not getting any interviews!
Graduates have always hoped that their degree in itself would be a passport to a top job and to career advancement but, as everyone knows, qualifications are only part of the picture. I have recently attended a number of conferences and events that focussed on employability and all the speakers in the field have a … Continue reading What really gets you hired?
Got an interview or assessment centre coming up? Read on for advice on how to overcome any anxiety and boost your confidence... Firstly, well done - getting an interview is an achievement in itself and should boost your confidence! Now you have the opportunity to stand out and convince the employer to hire you. Easy, … Continue reading Interviewing with confidence!