Excel at Graduate Interviews

How to Make the Best Impression with Recruiters

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Author: Bruce Woodcock

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137535857

Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

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This book will guide you in the essential steps of the interview process, from initial preparation to crafting a strong answer to common questions. Insights from employers and candidates provide tips on technique, while reflective exercises allow you to make the most of each interview experience.

The Graduate Career Guidebook

Advice for Students and Graduates on Careers Options, Jobs, Volunteering, Applications, Interviews and Self-employment

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Author: Steve Rook

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230391745

Category: Education

Page: 256

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At last, a practical, positive approach to finding the perfect job – ideal for any student or graduate. In The Graduate Career Guidebook, Steve Rook explains how to find your dream role, regardless of whether you have a career in mind or no idea what you want to do after university. His inspiring approach divides the career journey into manageable steps and helps you navigate each stage, from deciding what you want, to gaining work experience, networking effectively, conducting a job hunt, writing a knock out CV, impressing at interview and getting the job. The text will guide you through the career planning process so you can find a successful and fulfilling future. It includes: • Guidance-based exercises to help you reflect on your personal strengths and find opportunities that are a great match • Useful and inspirational case studies from students, graduates and employers • Sections on entrepreneurship and starting your own business Like your own personal career coach, Steve will motivate you to think broadly and creatively about your opportunities and his expert advice will help you make your dream a reality.

Personnel Selection

Adding Value Through People - A Changing Picture

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Author: Mark Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118973569

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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This is a fully updated edition of Personnel Selection, a seminal text on the psychometric approach to personnel selection by a noted expert in the field. Focuses on cutting-edge topics including the influence of social networking sites, adverse impact, age differences and stereotypes, distribution of work performance, and the problems of selecting new employees using research based on incumbent employees Questions established beliefs in the field, especially issues that have been characterized as “not a problem,” such as differential validity, over-reliance on self-report, and “faking good” Contains expanded discussion of research and practice in the US and internationally, while maintaining the definitive coverage of UK and European selection approaches Provides comprehensive yet accessible information for professionals and students, as well as helpful pedagogical tools (technical and statistical boxes, simplified figures and tables, research agenda boxes, key point summaries, and key references)

You're Hired! Graduate Career Handbook

Maximise Your Employability and Get a Graduate Job

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Author: Tristram Hooley,Korin Grant

Publisher: Trotman, Limited

ISBN: 9781844556489

Category:

Page: 240

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Comprehensive guide to career planning and job hunting for students and graduates, organised in simple chapters to help readers address the various issues they experience as they move through uni and into work. Topics include: self-reflection, career planning, job research, networking, recruitment practices, employability skills and Plan B.

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life

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Author: Thomas R. Klassen,John A. Dwyer

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774839007

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.

ReSearch

A Career Guide for Scientists

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Author: Teresa M. Evans,Natalie Lundsteen,Nathan L. Vanderford

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128043687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 9182

ReSearch: A Career Guide for Scientists is a career planning guide and practical tool for graduate students and postdocs. This book provides step-by-step processes for the assessment of career goals and the actions that can be taken in order to achieve them. ReSearch includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns. This book also includes narratives from a number of perspectives to showcase the variety of career options available. ReSearch is written by experts with inside knowledge of how to effectively leverage skills in order to take that next step in your career, whether you are a recent graduate or are interested in transitioning into something new. This book is also a valuable resource for advisors and careers counselors who mentor students and postdocs about their career plans. Fills the knowledge gap in career planning practices for students and early career researchers in the STEM fields, particularly those in the sciences Provides global perspectives on seeking career opportunities outside of the United States Includes strategies for how to market your transferable skill sets, network, and maximize informational interviews Includes chapters on the basics of career planning, determining unique selling points, and navigating work-life concerns

Graduate Entrepreneurship

How to Start Your Business After University

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Author: Michael Tefula

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137493186

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Ever thought about starting your own business but didn't know where to begin? This book will take you through the key steps of entrepreneurship, including developing a suitable mindset; generating business ideas; and cultivating crucial skills such as marketing, sales and strategy.

Graduate CVs and Covering Letters

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Author: Jenny Keaveney,Bruce Woodcock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137606274

Category: Education

Page: 183

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Employers make snap decisions about candidates based on the content and appearance of CVs and covering letters so it is essential to know what recruiters are looking for, and to understand how to communicate your strengths and capabilities effectively. This book will equip you with all the information you need to construct CVs and covering letters that will stand out from the crowd.

Graduate Employability in Context

Theory, Research and Debate

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Author: Michael Tomlinson,Leonard Holmes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137571683

Category: Education

Page: 377

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This book explores the highly significant and contested area of graduate employability and employment which is paid so much attention by those in the media and policy-makers. This is driven largely by concerns over the wider economic impact and value of graduates as increasing numbers complete their studies in higher education. At a time when graduates are seen as key to economic success, the critical question remains as to how their employability plays out in a changing labour market. This book brings together innovative approaches and research to present an extensive survey of the field. It provides insight on what is a complex and often elusive social and economic problem, ranging from how graduate employability is constructed as an economic and policy agenda to explorations of how graduates manage the transition from higher education to paid employment and finally to suggest future directions for curricula, policy and research.

Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt

Advice for Humanities PhDs

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Author: Kathryn Hume

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137068299

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 227

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Thiscandid bookdispenses essential advice for academic job hunters and gives them the skills and knowledge to land a job in the humanities. Fully revised and updated, this book offers a comprehensive look at the do's and don'ts of the application and interview process. Accounting for changes in both the economic climate and technology, Kathryn Hume provides indispensable tips and a variety of practical tools - sample interview questions, online resources, information on jobs abroad, and more.Here, advanced PhD students and job-seekers will find the tools to transform their mindset from student to faculty.

The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work

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Author: Emma Parry,Jean McCarthy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137467819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 767

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This Handbook incorporates a variety of disciplines and approaches in order to provide a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the issues that result from increasing age diversity at work. Despite interest in this area exploding over the past few years amongst academics, practitioners and policy makers, the analysis of age diversity has remained primarily within disciplinary ‘silos’ such as Psychology or Sociology with a focus on ageing or generational differences, rather than a combination of approaches to understanding age diversity. Unique in its coverage of multiple perspectives, it considers not only generational and ageing perspectives to age diversity, but also highlights the importance of context in driving both the impact and response to this issue. The Palgrave Handbook of Age Diversity and Work includes contributions from leading scholars in age and generational diversity from across the world, discussing cutting-edge research findings about the nature and impact of age diversity and presenting approaches to managing this phenomenon.

Work Experience, Placements and Internships

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Author: Steve Rook

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137462027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 9549

Through pedagogical techniques, self-assessment and personal reflection, this book provides students and graduates with a comprehensive guide to work experience, placements and internships. It offers essential support for every stage of the experience journey, from finding appropriate opportunities, to using the experience to further a career.

How to Succeed at Assessment Centres

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Author: Kathleen Houston,Eileen Cunningham

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137469323

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 5155

Many employers now invite candidates to an assessment day. This book guides you through each step of the process, from getting selected and preparing for psychometric tests to group exercises and interviews. Featuring practical exercises and advice from both employers and graduates, it's an invaluable resource for opening the door to your career.

Palgrave Career Skills

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781137449382

Category:

Page: N.A

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The books in this series will provide information, advice and targeted guidance for students and graduates on key career development and employability issues. Information and advice is presented in an accessible, jargon-free style which gradually builds on previous knowledge and skills within a cumulative learning environment. Guidance is facilitated through a range of pedagogical techniques. The guidance-based structure of the series marks it out as being distinctive and apposite in today's difficult economic times.

Career Skills

Opening Doors into the Job Market

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Author: David Littleford,John Halstead,Charles Mulraine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802540

Category: Education

Page: 160

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David Littleford, John Halstead and Charles Mulraine have over 60 years experience of working with young people at the start of their careers. In this unique workbook, they offer the reader the opportunity to develop the tools and techniques they will need to identify their personal skill-sets and use them to sell themselves effectively at interview and beyond.

Skills for Success

Personal Development and Employability

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Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137426535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 6038

Each chapter encourages students to think reflectively about personal, academic and career goals and to plan a path to success. Rich in activities that develop valuable career skills, this revised and updated third edition has two new chapters on 'Taking charge of your life, learning and career' and 'What do employers really want?'.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

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Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Write to the Top!

How to Become a Prolific Academic

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Author: W. Johnson,C. Mullen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230604781

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of your scholarly products. Write to the Top! offers an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively; it is the first book that explicitly summarizes the key elements to prolific productivity in academic settings.

Communication Skills for Effective Management

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Author: Owen Hargie,David Dickson,Dennis Tourish

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1403938938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

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It is widely recognized that communication is at the very heart of effective management. There is therefore an ever-expanding demand for valid and generalizable information on how best to relate to people in organizational contexts.; Communication Skills for Effective Management demonstrates how, for managers to be successful, they need to employ a range of key communication skills, styles and strategies. The contents are based upon the authors' experiences of researching, teaching and consulting in a range of private and public sector organizations. From their academic and real-world involvement they have identified the core skills of effective management.; Presented in an academically rigorous yet student-friendly way, the reader is encouraged to interact with the material covered. Each chapter contains a series of boxed text, diagrams, tables and illustrations which summarize core points. Exercises are also provided to enable managers to put the material reviewed into practice. A text for undergraduate business and management students studying business communication and MBA students, this book should also be useful for practising managers.

The Employability Journal

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Author: Barbara Bassot

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137603828

Category: Education

Page: 212

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As a cognitive process, writing helps us to develop our understanding because it involves processing our thoughts. Through its journal format, this book therefore provides a useful structure for processing your learning and work-based experiences, with sections on self-awareness, skills for working life and the importance of effective communication and networking. Packed with interesting, manageable activities and handy prompts for reflection, it will enable you to capture your learning from your placements, make the most of your experiences at university and therefore enhance your career and personal development.