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…