Tag Archives: interviews

How employers interview

A recent survey of their members by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) reported that 53% of their employers are now using video interviews as part of their recruitment process.   This is up from 6% in 2012. Video interviews involve … Continue reading

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The Guardian gives some good advice on performing well at interviews in the piece linked below.  It’s relevant whatever type of job you’re applying for as all employers want to know that you’ll be a good fit for their organisation … Continue reading

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Academic interviews

I seem to have spent quite a bit of time recently giving practice interviews for academic jobs.  The interviews were for research staff working at this University who were applying for lecturing roles at universities across the UK. For many … Continue reading

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CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

CareerConfident16 is a week long programme of events designed to help University of Edinburgh students to manage the transition from student to professional smoothly. Events will take place during the week beginning Monday 18th  January. Employers are increasingly looking for … Continue reading

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Getting the First Lecturing Job

I’ve mentioned this before but the full report of the survey ‘Getting the First Lecturing Job’ is finally available.  You can find it on the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) website The report details the findings from a … Continue reading

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Marketing Yourself Effectively

My colleague Rebecca and I facilitated a workshop this morning with PhD students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was called Marketing Yourself Effectively and covered how to prepare an effective CV, complete application forms and perform … Continue reading

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