This is a follow-up of our previous article regarding Employment Skills, you can check it out here. In addition to the skills outlined previously, these can also be very useful:
• Problem solving: ability to find solutions to problems using your creativity, reasoning and past experiences along with available information and resources. Continue reading
During job interviews or even while filling in application forms, how many times have you been asked: what can you bring into the workplace? Or what makes you suitable for this job? While answering that you are an amazing and absolutely perfect person for the position may be an honest answer, it certainly is not one that employers are anticipating. What they are expecting is a list of skills and qualities that you pose as well as examples of how you demonstrate them in day-to-day life. The most essential skills are listed below: Continue reading
This tutorial will show you how to upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) on thestudentjob.com
- You must log-in to your account (if you don’t have a student account with us click herefor your Free account)
- Click “Edit my profile” located at the top left hand corner
- You will now see a tab called “Your CV” click this
- Click “Select File“, find your CV and upload!
Your CV must be in PDF or Word document format and we recommend it should not be more than 2 pages long.
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When applying for part time jobs, graduate jobs and internships your CV will provide future employers with their first impression of you. This of course means that you need to present yourself in the best possible way and convince them that you are the right person for the position. Creating or editing a CV can often seem a daunting task, what should I include? How long should it be? It is perfectly normal to be intimidated by the thought of listing your attributes and achievements in an attempt to bag yourself the perfect job! Here are some handy tips to make your CV stand out above the rest: Continue reading
Those who study History at University often come under scrutiny. History is considered a humanity and as with other similar fields, it is often believed by many people that a degree in History can only lead to very few job prospects in a restricted selection of industries. This of course is not true; those who have studied History will know that many of the skills you learn are extremely important and easily transferable to other subjects. The common belief is that a degree in History can only lead to a job looking after relics in a museum; this is of course a possibility if that is what interests you but you are in no way restricted to that career path. History can open doors in numerous industries, for example:
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As you might already know, thestudentjob.com is the brainchild of a 2nd year student at King’s College London and two other of our company’s senior staffers also currently attend the university. Less than 6 months since our launch, the institution itself has given Jack the chance to show off the website to his fellow Business Management students at a lecture this morning.
Depending on the type of job you are applying for, a thorough criminal record check may be necessary. This is done in the form of a CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check. The CRB is an agency under the Home Office. The Bureau enables organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make safer recruitment decisions by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable for certain work, especially that involve children or vulnerable adults. Continue reading
At The Student Job, we’re all about helping young people, even those with no previous work experience at all, find a job that they enjoy and is convenient to them. As part of this effort, we must praise local councils that are doing so much to improve the employability of young people, like the Redbridge Council which is has developed an innovative programme, known as REDS 10, aimed at helping local young people in the construction sector.
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Q3) What are your weaknesses?
Approach: State weaknesses that you have tried to improve on e.g. impatience
- I used to struggle to plan and prioritise my workload. However, I have taken steps to resolve this and now I have started using a planning tool and diary system on my laptop. Continue reading
Interviews are usually the last hurdle one has to
jump over in order to land a job, a placement or an internship. Interviews can
be very daunting considering that they are designed to do just one thing: find the best possible candidate.
Sometimes it may feel that the questions being
asked have been designed to deliberately catch you out or make you question whether you are up to the job or not. But that’s not their intention.
Some questions aim to establish how well you cope under pressure, others will be to
reveal your personality or to see what your career aspirations are. Continue reading