You’ve considered a move into the world of startups but it can often be difficult to understand what working for a startup really entails. When people think about startups it’s usually in relation to the perks: the table tennis tournaments, the free alcohol or crazy team building activities. It’s one of the bonuses of working for startups but regardless of the company, startups can be very hard work and there’s no where to hide when it comes to working hard. In fact, 23% of startups fail due to poor recruitment decisions. That’s why it’s paramount that you pick a startup that fits your interests and personality.
Graduates tend to forget that unconscious body movements and posture communicate messages to the interviewer as well as verbal communication. Body language can often make or break job prospects, so the ability to recognise and practice nonverbal communication is a great tool to help connect with your interviewer and help get the graduate job!
Standard questions that seem to be innocuous often carry deeper meaning. It’s the candidate’s responsibility to understand this, read between the lines and develop a response appropriate to what the interviewer is looking for. Here’s a breakdown of the most commonly asked and baffling graduate recruitment questions in a job interview that often carry an additional meaning.
Like any skill, interviewing well is something you can master and the preparation is not too difficult! There are a number of steps you can take before the interview to ensure that you make a great impression. Here’s how you can outshine the competition with a little interview prep and ensure success!
Quicker progressions at a startup and a more fluid role are some of the reasons why choosing the startup underdog over big corporates can be a good choice. Mariel Rubinstein, a graduate from the University of Liverpool for Music, shares her reasons for choosing the startup world.
You'd love a killer graduate job but the job search anxiety has resulted in hours of binge-watching your favourite show rather than polishing up your CV or applying to roles. Here are our best tips to get over your graduate job hunt procrastination and get your started towards your dream job!
It's easy to become daunted after applying for countless jobs without any appealing work prospects. Mairead Finlay decided to take the BrighterBox route after a few weeks of job hunting and is happily employed at a startup and part of the BrighterBox alumni. In this article, Mairead reflects on her first week at work, and her personal journey to where she is now.
If you are thinking about applying to work in recruitment, but aren’t entirely sure that it’s for you, then have a read of a few things you might not have realised about almost all graduate recruitment jobs.
You might have many different reasons in your first graduate job for handing in your notice. But whatever your reasons for writing a notice letter, you must be aware of the way that you leave things.
The reality is that sometimes you need to boost your CV to get a full-time graduate job – particularly if the industry you are aiming for is extremely competitive. One way to do this is to seek out graduate internships relevant to the job applications that you have been sending out.