8 Oct 2015 18:34
I'm applying for a job. There are 4 essential criteria which I meet and 6 desirable criteria which I don't meet. The application form has 3 pages dedicated for examples to prove I meet the criteria. Some are in reference to knowledge, others mention proven experience. Should I try and fill them in by regurgitating stuff I've read from Google or just leave blank?
posted 8 Oct 2015 19:09, edited 8 Oct 2015 19:09
Any good interviewer will be able to tell immediately if you're blagging it so I wouldn't lie.
No one ever meets all the desired criteria. They just use that as the reason why they can't pay you top whack if they offer you the job.
posted 9 Oct 2015 06:42, edited 9 Oct 2015 06:42
The 4 essential are all about analytical abilities and the desirable are all 'please provide an example which demonstrates your knowledge of something to do with x'. I'm thinking that although I don't have relevant examples if I put something down it will at least show that I've read up about the background of the company and the market at least?
9 Oct 2015 09:42
Always put something, depending on their system you are likely to be getting points to decide an interview. Don't bullshit as they can ask you about it later but include anything that could gain a point. Knowledge of the sector, company, world events, changes to legislation etc etc
9 Oct 2015 11:07
Cheers, that's what I sort of thought anyway
9 Oct 2015 11:32
engineering graduate going into finance, anyone here done this and enjoyed it?
9 Oct 2015 12:07
Fuck that. Being an engineer will be much more rewarding and can be just as lucrative.
Financial services have already robbed too many of the UK's best minds.
I'm gutted that I never did engineering.
9 Oct 2015 12:34
Are you someone whose done this? With a few exceptions, the difference in starting salary is fairly appealing.
posted 18 Oct 2015 20:33, edited 18 Oct 2015 20:33
Been offered an Engineering grad role in London but I think the salary they're offering me is on the mid-lower end of the market for similar roles plus there's a signing on bonus but it has to paid back if I leave within 3 years which makes it a bit pointless (since the contract is only 2 years??). Not sure if this is a HR mistake or what.
They seem pretty keen to employ me so I am thinking of asking for the higher basic and changing the bonus to be kept after 12 months. I think this would bring it in line with what other similar grad schemes are offering albeit the higher end. I think they are open to negotiating on this because they took so long to make the offer but just wondering if anyone has any thoughts/advice as not really done this before? Thanks
posted 18 Oct 2015 21:48, edited 18 Oct 2015 21:48
edit: quoted my old post by mistake.
19 Oct 2015 19:17
Starting a new marketing manager role at a big company. Dress code is smart casual: Trousers, shoes, shirt, no tie. Having spent the best part of 3 years at a place with a very casual dress code I need a new wardrobe. What should my basic wardrobe consist of to get me through client meetings/office days?
19 Oct 2015 19:52
Trousers, shoes and shirts maybe
19 Oct 2015 20:05
One pair of navy trousers
One pair of grey trousers
4 shirts; mix of blue, grey and white
One pair of black leather shoes
One pair of black leather boots
A tailored jacket of your choice
Supplement with a coat and knitwear depending on seasonality.