Chika ep. 10 – Grad Scheme Applications in September | The Great Grad Job Hunt

Chika ep. 10 – Grad Scheme Applications in September | The Great Grad Job Hunt

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Applications can actually be quite difficult
to do. It’s not something you can do in a day. Rome wasn’t built in a day if you want
to create a masterpiece of an application. Hey people. So, here’s my update for
my journey on the Great Grad Job Hunt. It’s almost coming towards the end of the year.
Well, not the end of the year like literally, but coming to September. So, the end of an
academic year and a new beginning. So, usually this is the time where people transfer into
new roles, kids go back to school and basically life starts all over again. So, today I want
to talk about applying for jobs before September and also the application process and filling
out application forms. Now I found quite a few graduate jobs do actually come out in
the winter. So, there’ll be openings in October or openings in January. And, I missed quite
a few but I’m still staying positive. And, I am positive that I will find a new job.
Hopefully very soon. So, yeah, the application process. Now I found that applications can
actually be quite difficult to do. t’s not something you can do in a day. Rome wasn’t
built in a day if you want to create a masterpiece of an application. So, what I’ve been doing
is I’ve been basically timetabling my application forms. One way I’ve found not to be so overwhelmed
is to actually do an application form section by section. Now some application forms you
don’t really need to do it section by section because it’s just asking for your details
and then its a personal statement. If it is a personal statement you can still break that
down into section by section. So, it’s not so overwhelming. So you can talk about yourself,
talk about your experience, your future and what you want from a job role. And I found
when you break that down, it’s a lot more easier. And so when you do put it all together,
you can just sift through and delete anything that’s unecessary. Another thing I found with
applications, especially within consulting, is that the ask for a lot of CVs. And, CVs
can be quite difficult if you don’t have tons of experience of if you don’t have names upon
names of where you’ve worked. So, what you can use is your transferrable skills. So,
you don’t necessarily have to say ‘oh, I haven’t done this’ or ‘I’ve done this, this, that,
that, that’. But you can put them down like they are transferrable and they can still
be used. So, that’s just the advice I have in terms of application forms. And, also giving
yourself enough time, like I was saying before, applications do take quite a while if you
want to do them well. And, just planning ahead in advance and just making sure that you get
them out there on time. And, so that the employer gets to see how great you are through that
paperwork. So, yeah, hope everyone’s good and our journeys continue to go well and I
wish everyone the best of luck.

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