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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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Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Torde

Interview preparation.

Becky

Interview help.

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Maria

CV writing skills

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Grace

Interview practice.

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Nida

On campus training

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

Amy

Communication.

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Clauda

Interview help.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Rob

Body language sessions.

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

David

How to network efficiently.

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Juliet

Personable skills.

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Edwin

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

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

George

Networking

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Emma

Improve my resume.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Zoe

Career based events

Sam

C.V writing.

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

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.

Darta

What special skills are required?

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Saun

Interview.

James

Graduate scheme.

Roz

CV help and internships.

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Simon

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

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Mohammed

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

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Nikesh

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

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Ella

CV skills.

Amisca

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

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Emily

Teamwork skills.

John

Better interview training

Jessica

Internships.

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

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.

Kenji

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

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Ires

Interview skills.

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Meesha

Interview skills.

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