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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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Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Clauda

Interview help.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Grace

Interview practice.

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Amy

Communication.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Jessica

Internships.

Ires

Interview skills.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Nikesh

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

David

How to network efficiently.

Roz

CV help and internships.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Katie

Interview confidence.

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

James

Graduate scheme.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Maria

CV writing skills

Becky

Interview help.

Mohammed

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

Kenji

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

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Simon

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

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Emma

Improve my resume.

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

John

Better interview training

Nida

On campus training

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Edwin

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

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Torde

Interview preparation.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Juliet

Personable skills.

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Amisca

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

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Zoe

Career based events

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Darta

What special skills are required?

Saun

Interview.

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

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.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Ella

CV skills.

Rob

Body language sessions.

George

Networking

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Meesha

Interview skills.

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Sam

C.V writing.

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

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.

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