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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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Alvin

Insight from students who have done internships.

Maria

CV writing skills

Saun

Interview.

Amira

Short term internships for experience

Francesca

Extra-curricular for transferable skills

Zoe

Career based events

Phillippe, Peter and Gill

Self-promotion.

Ires

Interview skills.

Neelam

Interview questions practice.

Alice

More opportunities for additional qualifications

Molly

Time management. Confidence.

Jessica

Internships.

Ronil

Paying attention to detail

Giulia

What makes a candidate stand out?

Mariella

Work experience in specific departments.

Elisabeth

What do employers look for in a C.V?

Matt

Insight into available opportunities.

Sam

C.V writing.

Laura

More mock interviews and online tests

Joshua

Interview skills workshop.

Siung

Work experience for international students.

Abdiy

C.V and presentation skills.

Deena

Advice sessions, C.V construction and interview tips.

Agnes

Mock job interviews.

Michelle

interview skills, CV writing techniques, interpersonal skills

Shime

One-to-one workshop

Nida

On campus training

Fionnuala

First year advice workshops to start building a C.V

John

Better interview training

Edwin

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

Juliet

Workshops on leadership and other 'real life' skills.

Amy

Communication.

Harry

Mock interviews with constructive feedback.

Evea

Innovative thinking.

Gareth

Careers advice, interview workshops.

Mohammed

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

Joseph

How can my application stand out?

Zoe

Professional appearance & speaking to employers.

Teresa

Personalised advice for both students and young unemployed people

Atalie

Out of state position and entry level jobs

Sophia

What should you avoid putting in your cover letter?

James

Graduate scheme.

Erika

How can I make my CV stand out?

Jose

How to stand out from the crowd

Ella

CV skills.

Serena

How to be confident in an interview.

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.

Kav

What's the most important skill your employees need?

Matz

Interview skills/technique.

Abbie

Interview confidence.

Takudzwa

Critical thinking.

Milo

Workshops on how to make internship applications more attractive

Tam

Cover letter. Group interview.

Nikesh

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

Raymund

Conduct more roadshow and training sessions for fresh graduates

Emma

Improve my resume.

Steve

Talk to first year students about different opportunities in banking

Issie

Mock interview video sessions.

Becky

Interview help.

Johannes

Targeted information packs for certain years

Austin

Transferrable skills workshop

Katie

Interview confidence.

Amisca

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

Maatin

More awareness about the different divisions.

Alan

Meeting graduates who can inform students about their roles at Barclays

Jessica

How do you stand out when applying for internships?

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.

Meesha

Interview skills.

Carrie

Key skills looked for on assessment days/interviews.

Ronke

Skills workshop.

Apha

Interpersonal and project management training.

Gurtej

Help with online applications.

Ali

Promote internship opportunities and provide interview advice.

Sam

CV writing & interview skills

Bee

Giving talks at university about specific job areas.

Emily

Teamwork skills.

Gehad

More commercial awareness.

Kelly

Preparation for assessment centres.

Dan

Question preparation for end of interview.

Simon

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

Darta

What special skills are required?

William

Have talks about what opportunities are on offer

Kenji

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

Emma

What not to put on your CV

Sonia

Mock interviews.

Lewis

Help with interview practice.

Sarj

What non-quantitative positions are there at Barclays?

Jeeth

More career fairs. Inspirational talks by personalities.

Torde

Interview preparation.

Wei Xuan

Advice sessions.

David

How to network efficiently.

Charlie

Talks on different departments within Barclays and the opportunities available.

Georgia & Jan

Interactive competitions on campus

Samson Silliton

C.V templates.

Jemma

Helping write a C.V.

Magaly

What skills are needed for interviews/presentations?

Kaken

More internships/job opportunities for students.

George

Networking

Vicky

Work experience or interview training.

Chelsea

Outspoken, efficient.

Rob

Body language sessions.

Olivia

Range of diverse internships and graduate schemes

Dave

Run more day-long skill based sessions for students

Rebecca

Group interview skills.

Juliet

Personable skills.

Roz

CV help and internships.

Chantal

Help with applications and interview techniques.

Grace

Interview practice.

Obabi

Teamwork. Initiative. Leadership. Problem solving.

Clauda

Interview help.

OJ

How do I boost my market awareness?