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Your Future, Start Now

Have you ever thought that job search would be a lot less stressful if you could peek into the mind of the person receiving your application? The more you can understand the mindset of the typical recruiter, the better you can steer your application to getting a positive result. 

The following 25-minute video was recorded for the University of Derby by Gradconsult  - an award-winning consultancy who specialise in early careers and talent management. They have worked with hundreds of businesses, and with over 70% of UK universities which informs their knowledge of graduate recruitment and development.  In the recording Amber provides an insight into typical graduate recruitment processes, how they work, and how you as a candidate can best succeed in them. This includes advice on: 

  • How to source a suitable job 

  • The importance of researching a role and the organisation  

  • How to make your application stand out 

  • How to unpick interview questions so you know what you’re being asked 

  • Key recruitment processes, including top tips for video interviews. 

The Careers & Employment Service website has a wealth of information on all careers and employability topics, including job search techniques, CVs, applications and interview preparation.  It also includes our Live Jobs board for details of current job vacancies and other opportunities including placements and volunteering. Please make use of these resources by visiting: dby.ac/careers