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The Employability Tree

We are visiting universities up and down the country along with Barclays LifeSkills to get your thoughts on entering the working world. Every leaf here represents a question asked to us, which we have answered on our Facebook page.  

Click or tap on the leaves to read them.  If you find one that inspires you, go to Facebook and 'like' it. The questions that get the most likes will receive a bPay wristband.

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Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Amisca

Host LifeSkills sessions to advise how to stand out in interviews and generally.

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Ires

Interview skills.

Darta

What special skills are required?

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Maria

CV writing skills

Saun

Interview.

Mohammed

Can first year students on a four year course still apply for an insight week?

Theo

I feel that I’ve not had the preparation for life post-university that others have been given. I’m not confident about CV writing & interviews, and I think Barclays Lifeskills could help with this.

George

More focus on corporate view of work with societies. Student awareness of the positives and negatives of what activities they mention on their applications.

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Zoe

Career based events

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Meesha

Interview skills.

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Nida

On campus training

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Grace

Interview practice.

Simon

When is the best time to apply for a graduate scheme?

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Roz

CV help and internships.

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

David

How to network efficiently.

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Ella

CV skills.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Juliet

Personable skills.

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Jessica

Internships.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Clauda

Interview help.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

Nikesh

How to tailor your application, interview tips, graduate insight.

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

John

Better interview training

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

James

Graduate scheme.

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Edwin

Opportunities to gain hands on experience that develops leadership and project management skills.

Sam

C.V writing.

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Torde

Interview preparation.

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Emma

Improve my resume.

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Kenji

Information about career development in the financial industry from current employees.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Becky

Interview help.

Amy

Communication.

Rob

Body language sessions.

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

George

Networking

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Cropped