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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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Kenji

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

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Maria

CV writing skills

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Simon

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

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Amisca

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

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Ires

Interview skills.

Juliet

Personable skills.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Saun

Interview.

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Darta

What special skills are required?

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Zoe

Career based events

Mohammed

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

James

Graduate scheme.

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.

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Torde

Interview preparation.

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Rob

Body language sessions.

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

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.

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Roz

CV help and internships.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

David

How to network efficiently.

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

John

Better interview training

Clauda

Interview help.

Meesha

Interview skills.

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Jessica

Internships.

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Grace

Interview practice.

Nikesh

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

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Amy

Communication.

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

Ella

CV skills.

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Nida

On campus training

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Edwin

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

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Becky

Interview help.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Sam

C.V writing.

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Emma

Improve my resume.

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

George

Networking

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Amira

Short term internships for experience

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