Interview

We asked some of the grads on our books: what was the weirdest or funniest interview experience you ever had? The answers were hilarious (and sometimes downright worrying). Here are some of our favourites!

June 27, 2017
3 min read
Kitty Harris
5 things to do in London this summer

London in the summer is one of the best cities in the world. It might be a little more congested with tourists, and slightly stickier in the heat, but with so much going on you are spoilt for choice with what to do with those extra-long summer days.

Charlie Johnson
February 24, 2016
2 min read
Top 4 traits of a successful startup CEO

Being the CEO of a startup is plain difficult. You have to build an idea from scratch, recruit a team and potentially secure investment, all whilst learning and adapting as you go.

Charlie Johnson
February 24, 2016
3 min read
Top tips for your phone interview with a startup

Phone interviews are becoming increasingly common. They are a useful way for employers to screen candidates before a face-to-face interview, particularly if confidence and personality are key factors in the job role.

Charlie Johnson
February 23, 2016
2 min read
6 reasons why being a graduate beats being a student

Get ready to reverse your thinking, graduate life definitely has a lot to offer (plus it doesn’t include 9am lectures on a hangover).

Charlie Johnson
February 22, 2016
3 min read
How to deal with rejection from a graduate job

Graduates applying for jobs in the current climate might end up experiencing more rejection than usual (unless you are utterly brilliant or very lucky) and it can start to dent anyone’s confidence.

Charlie Johnson
February 21, 2016
3 min read
5 common startup interview mistakes

Ok, so a cool startup with an awesome business plan has seen your CV. Relax, and ensure you don’t make any of these common mistakes.

Charlie Johnson
February 20, 2016
3 min read
6 ways to make the most of your graduate internship

Internships can be a great way to get experience. If you are finding it difficult to get a graduate job straight off the bat, then an internship will considerably fill out your CV.

Charlie Johnson
February 19, 2016
3 min read
5 reasons why graduates should work for startups and SMEs

Degree, done. Pretty exciting, right? You survived final year! Enjoy your success and get used to being called ‘The Graduate’.

Charlie Johnson
February 18, 2016
3 min read
Dos and don'ts: maintaining a healthy graduate lifestyle

At University you seem to be either one or the other. Either halfway to alcoholism with a diet that heavily features pizza, or a sports star who splits time between the library and the gym.

Charlie Johnson
February 17, 2016
3 min read
Tailoring your CV

Andrew Scherer, BrighterBox's co-founder and author of the seminal classic Brilliant Intern, looks at how important it is to tailor your CV when applying for graduate jobs. Spoiler alert: it's easier than you think.

Charlie Johnson
February 17, 2016
2 min read
You know you're a UCA student when

Oozing the sort of chic, fleek, and style that other unis can only dream of, the University for the Creative Arts has always been a pretty unique institution.

Charlie Johnson
February 16, 2016
4 min read
The five point graduate survival guide

Unsure of what path to follow after graduation? Genevieve Kotarska, who completed an International Relations degree at the University of Exeter, has compiled some tips from her own experiences to help you plot your way to that perfect graduate job.

Charlie Johnson
February 15, 2016
4 min read