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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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Amisca

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

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

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.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Jessica

Internships.

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

Ella

CV skills.

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Darta

What special skills are required?

David

How to network efficiently.

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Kenji

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

Rob

Body language sessions.

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

George

Networking

Nikesh

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

Nida

On campus training

Becky

Interview help.

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.

Simon

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

Emma

Improve my resume.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Grace

Interview practice.

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Clauda

Interview help.

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Maria

CV writing skills

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Roz

CV help and internships.

Torde

Interview preparation.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Mohammed

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

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Juliet

Personable skills.

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Sam

C.V writing.

Ires

Interview skills.

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Edwin

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

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

John

Better interview training

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

Meesha

Interview skills.

Zoe

Career based events

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Amy

Communication.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

James

Graduate scheme.

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Saun

Interview.

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Cropped