Today with the increased pressing to find a job, higher rates of unemployment, competition for best university places due to increased globalisation, it is not surprising that more and more students get stressed about their grades. So does college GPA matter? A lot of students think that their GPA results will limit their job prospects. The truth is that for graduates their college GPA is important because very often it is the only thing that demonstrates their intellectual ability as well as measures the number of efforts they have put into their knowledge and education. But what is important to understand is that over time the importance of GPA diminishes and what actually matters is your professional success, the names of the companies you worked for and the feedback about you as an employee (from your ex-bosses and ex-colleagues). Continue reading “Is College GPA important?”
Despite the fact that you’ve just passed your exams in December and started the second semester, we decided to share our advice on how to prepare a Cover Letter for your graduate job hunting. Never forget that the one who has the information is the one who rules the world!
Here we will touch on the structure of the letter and the information you should include to raise your chances of landing an interview. Continue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter”
No matter in what sphere you are hoping to find a job, there is such a common thing as an interview that you will have to pass in order to be considered for a position. Every interview is structured more or less in the same manner including an introduction about yourself, a presentation of the company’s services to you, and then some behavioral questions and technical knowledge that your employers will be testing to make a final decision.
Below we will be looking at the 2 most recurring so-called “fit-questions” which are designed effectively to test your suitability to the company’s corporate culture. Recruiters want to make sure that if they hire you, it will be nice for their colleagues to see your face in the office minimum 8 hours per day and that you will not give up after the first problem you encounter. Continue reading “2 Most Popular Fit Questions at Interviews”
A lot of college students get jobs for various reasons. It could be in order to get some work experience or earn some extra cash. For some, it’s a necessity because their college tuition may be just too expensive. Some students immediately go for multiple jobs depending on how urgently they need the money. So how is it even possible to handle multiple jobs and school at the same time? If you’re not careful you might burn yourself out before mid-quarter and have to drag yourself to the university. You start to fall behind on responsibilities and your grades go downhill. There’s the potentiality of this leading to chronic stress, and let’s not even talk about the consequences of that. Continue reading “Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student”
Well, time flies, it’s November now! You should start thinking about applications for graduate jobs if you are in your final year or at least looking for an idea what you need to do in order to find a job or internship later. To be able to do it, you should have a clear idea what should be on your CV to make sure it appeals to the potential employer. Of course, the skills that you are going to list on your CV will depend on the specific role that you are applying for. But still, there is a set of transferable skills that each employer would like job applicants to possess. These are so-called soft-skills which we are going to discuss in this article. Continue reading “Top Skills on the CV Employers are Looking for”
If you’ve started looking for graduate jobs or you are struggling to land an interview with your current CV, this article might help you with some ideas on how to add value to your application in the eyes of employers. Below we will discuss the most important techniques for organizing your CV and also the things that you should avoid. Here you can find examples of CV templates for different career paths. Continue reading “How to Organize Your CV”
It is autumn, another academic year has started and for many students out there it will be their final year at university. This means that they will have to find an internship or graduate work and transform gradually into the adult life. If it happens to be one of you, dear reader, you know that now is the right time to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation.
There are different phases of the job hunting process that include deciding what you want to do in your professional life, asking yourself if you have the experience to match the requirements of the job you are interested in, the actual application process and the final stage – winning performance at the interview.
Although it might be partly true that getting a job is about being at the right place at the right time, such an extra effort as getting organized about your job hunting approach will serve you well in the years to come. So let’s get started! Continue reading “How to land a graduate job”