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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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Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Maria

CV writing skills

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Torde

Interview preparation.

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Mohammed

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

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

George

Networking

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Kenji

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

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Sam

C.V writing.

Rob

Body language sessions.

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Darta

What special skills are required?

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Jessica

Internships.

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Becky

Interview help.

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.

Clauda

Interview help.

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Ella

CV skills.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Meesha

Interview skills.

Amy

Communication.

Ires

Interview skills.

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Roz

CV help and internships.

Edwin

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

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Juliet

Personable skills.

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

David

How to network efficiently.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Emma

Improve my resume.

Grace

Interview practice.

Amisca

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

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.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Zoe

Career based events

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

John

Better interview training

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

James

Graduate scheme.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Saun

Interview.

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Simon

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

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Nikesh

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

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Nida

On campus training

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Cropped