Tags: Job applications

Student applies for internship with cringeworthy youtube song

Instead of making a cover letter to apply for a summer internship at Buzzfeed, Matt Cloutier described to them his desire to work at their company through a more interesting medium: SONG! We are still waiting to hear if his application was successful. Would it work for your company? And if you want to know the…

Two-thirds of CV’s contain false information

An increasing number of job applications contain a lie or false information according to new research from HireRight, the leading global candidate due diligence company. HireRight’s latest Candidate Health Check study shows that nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of applicants provide incorrect information to potential employers, in areas including criminal records, previous employment, educational attainment and membership…

National Careers Service launches twitter campaign to help improve job applications

Job hunters across the country are committing common CV mistakes and not spending enough time on their CVs which is costing them new roles, according to new research among careers advice experts. Almost 80% of advisers from the National Careers Service said that the most common mistake people made was sending generic CVs to employers…

Most graduate job applications receive no response whatsoever

New research by graduate-jobs.com, the largest independent graduate job board in the UK, reveals that in most cases employers do not respond to applications for graduate schemes and jobs. Graduate job seekers fail to hear anything at all in response to three out of five of their applications. (The average ratio of applications made to…

2012’s bumper crop of graduate applicants will compel business to seek smarter recruitment solutions

The implications of recent trends are clear: Britain’s Universities are churning out wads of worthless qualifications which are preventing businesses from distinguishing between suitable and unsuitable applicants, and harming confidence in the graduate market. Rapid University expansion, devalued exams and “Mickey Mouse degrees” are spawning a glut of disappointed graduates, forcing employers to wade through…

Recruiters make four mistakes with psychometrics

…that put the candidate experience and employer brand at risk. Recruiters are jeopardising their employer brand by making four fundamental mistakes with psychometric tests in the selection process, according to Talent Q, the workplace assessment specialist. Ability tests and personality questionnaires are widely used by organisations to sift and select job applicants, however Talent Q…