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The Employability Tree

We are visiting universities up and down the country along with Barclays LifeSkills to get your thoughts on entering the working world. Every leaf here represents a question asked to us, which we have answered on our Facebook page.  

Click or tap on the leaves to read them.  If you find one that inspires you, go to Facebook and 'like' it. The questions that get the most likes will receive a bPay wristband.

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Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Emma

Improve my resume.

Roz

CV help and internships.

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Zoe

Career based events

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Maria

CV writing skills

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Kenji

Information about career development in the financial industry from current employees.

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Darta

What special skills are required?

Ella

CV skills.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Meesha

Interview skills.

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Edwin

Opportunities to gain hands on experience that develops leadership and project management skills.

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Amisca

Host LifeSkills sessions to advise how to stand out in interviews and generally.

Nida

On campus training

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Rob

Body language sessions.

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

James

Graduate scheme.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Becky

Interview help.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Mohammed

Can first year students on a four year course still apply for an insight week?

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Saun

Interview.

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Simon

When is the best time to apply for a graduate scheme?

Clauda

Interview help.

David

How to network efficiently.

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Ires

Interview skills.

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Amy

Communication.

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Katie

Interview confidence.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Grace

Interview practice.

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

John

Better interview training

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Nikesh

How to tailor your application, interview tips, graduate insight.

George

More focus on corporate view of work with societies. Student awareness of the positives and negatives of what activities they mention on their applications.

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Sam

C.V writing.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Juliet

Personable skills.

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Jessica

Internships.

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Torde

Interview preparation.

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

George

Networking

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?

Theo

I feel that I’ve not had the preparation for life post-university that others have been given. I’m not confident about CV writing & interviews, and I think Barclays Lifeskills could help with this.

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd