Which superhero would you be? Dealing with unexpected interview questions

Most questions at an interview are fairly straight forward, “Describe a time when you worked as a part of a team”, “give me an example of…”, “what motivates you?” etc… However it’s highly likely that you’ll get at least one question that you haven’t quite prepared for and it can throw you off guard. Unusual…

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What constitutes a graduate role?

‘Graduates won’t want to come and work for us, and we don’t have the time to train them’ These are a couple of common misconceptions that we come across regularly here at Step, mainly when speaking with some of the smaller sized businesses who have yet to buy into the many benefits that hiring a…

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The Power of Networking

Networking  Towards the end of university I remember a certain message being circulated via lecturers, that message was “it’s who you know and not what you know that counts”. As a student about to graduate, I was guilty of being a little blinded and naïve. At the time I was working towards a degree in…

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9 Reasons why Graduates get Rejected and How to Deal with Them

So you’ve been through 5 stages of interviews yet you still get the call “I’m sorry but you were unsuccessful this time”. While we all know that this is demoralising and hurts, the most important thing to remember is that each interview allows you more chance to practice, and is always a learning curve. This…

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Changing your Graduate Career: From Lab to Office – Hira

Hira is a 2016 Chemistry Graduate from the University of Huddersfield. In December 2016 she started in a new graduate role as a Data Analysis and IT Consultant with a world leading consultancy operating in the chemicals sector. In this blog, Hira tells us about the first few months as a Data Analysis and IT…

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How to Make the Most of Your Work Experience Placement

Work experience can help you to explore your career options and set you apart from the competition. It involves investing time and effort from both parties which is why it’s important that you know how to make the most of your work experience placement. A prep school in the UK shares more. Being Clear on…

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Five Beige Terms To Avoid in Job Applications

I have a shiny £5 note here for anyone who can tell me who the first person was who used this phrase in a CV or job applications. It seems strange, as clearly at some point there was a trend for taking basic human functions and displaying them as core employment competencies. As usual, clarification…

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How is Tutoring Experience Valuable to Employers?

Despite the fact that private tutors are hardworking individuals who work to help people understand new educational topics, some might view tutoring as a “student job” that doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. Since some have that point of view, they may believe that the months or years they have dedicated to private tutoring are…

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