Career Kickstarter: Why are my applications not successful?
From Georgia-Niki Dialyna on March 26th, 2021
Applying for graduate jobs can seem like a long slog but don’t be disheartened if the process of getting a job isn’t as quick or as straightforward as you’d hoped. The most important thing to remember is that employers are still hiring graduates so although it might take time, it will happen! In the meantime, why not take a step back to consider your approach? Come along to this session to take away some useful hints and tips on writing a successful job application and gain practical advice on how to stand out in a competitive market.
We will be joined by:
Graeme Butler, Recruitment Marketing Specialist – Scotland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Having worked in IT operations management, business development, general management and HR, Graeme is all too familiar with the non linear career. In his current role as Recruitment Marketing Specialist, he is responsible for building relationships with early careers providers across Scotland, and promoting a wide range of engagement led events to attract the best and brightest to Times Top 50 Employer for Women, Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Diversity and Inclusion is in the DNA of Enterprise, and Graeme looks forward to sharing with you Enterprise’s approach on this webinar.
Tom Davies, Global Recruitment Lead, AMICULUM and Ambit
Tom leads recruitment at AMICULUM, an international healthcare communications business with 14 offices worldwide, and is the founding member and lead of Ambit, a business specializing in career communications and recruitment for fast-growing life sciences SMEs.
Tom is a typical example of how careers do not necessarily follow a linear path. He grew up in and around advertising agencies, but graduated in Law, and after a brief stint in the legal sector started his recruitment career in asset management and investment banking at Edinburgh’s Core-Asset Consulting, before moving into healthcare communications and careers consultancy. Tom has won awards for talent innovation and has reviewed thousands of applications in his career so far, and has a passion for helping students to enhance their employability skills and career potential.
Owen Pape, Recruitment Technical Advisor, CGG
Owen studied geophysics at the University of Edinburgh graduating and joining CGG as an imaging geophysicist in 2006. Tom was successful in his application to CGG after learning the hard way from a couple of quite disastrous applications to other companies! In 2018 Owen went on to a secondment in graduate recruitment where he operates all aspects of the recruitment process.