Wishlist

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.

111 View leaves
1 of 111

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

David

How to network efficiently.

Clauda

Interview help.

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Roz

CV help and internships.

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Nikesh

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

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Darta

What special skills are required?

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Zoe

Career based events

Maria

CV writing skills

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Rob

Body language sessions.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Nida

On campus training

Meesha

Interview skills.

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Juliet

Personable skills.

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Ires

Interview skills.

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

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.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Mohammed

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

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Jessica

Internships.

Ella

CV skills.

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Amy

Communication.

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Emma

Improve my resume.

Simon

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

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Grace

Interview practice.

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

George

Networking

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Edwin

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

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Kenji

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

Torde

Interview preparation.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Becky

Interview help.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Amisca

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

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

John

Better interview training

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Sam

C.V writing.

James

Graduate scheme.

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Saun

Interview.

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

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.

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Cropped