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Learning from the university interview process

We talked to recent graduates about their experiences applying to university - and in particular about the interview process some of them went through:

Q: Only the minority of university candidates are going to be offered places. What, therefore, can the unsuccessful applicant learn from the interview experience?

Google yourself when you’re job hunting

A vital part of the application process for any job is to do a web search on yourself, according to Interview Guru. “More and more organisations now search Google for information on potential candidates before deciding whether to make them a job offer,” said Interview Guru director James Luckhurst. A survey by ExecutNet showed that 77% of recruiters said they used search engines to find background data on candidates. Additionally, 35% admitted they eliminated a candidate because of what they found online – a 9% increase on the previous year’s survey.

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