The graduate recruitment process in the UK can be one of the most complex procedures that you will encounter. This is due to the fact that it is dependent on what the individual employer has put in place, and the type of position you are applying for.
It is impossible to know for sure the exact recruitment processes you will face with any given graduate employer so it is essential to at least have an idea of the most common practices so that you don't run into any surprises along the way.
What do smart international students do before they start the application process for a UK graduate job?
They understand the concept of its duration
They research the possible stages they could face
Why researching is a smart move for every international student?
The situation is this:
You are in a different country to your own, with a different culture, customs and a different recruitment process for jobs.
Most UK born students have little to no experience in going through the recruitment process for jobs, let alone students who have come here to study from another country.
If one of your goals is to gain some work experience on your CV either during, or after your studies in the UK, then you NEED to do a little research first to improve your chances of success.
When should you start doing this?
Right Now! I have seen too many international students be unsuccessful due to not preparing beforehand.
Get a good base knowledge before you start applying.
I'm going to show you the things that you should be thinking about and what you should be reading up on before you engage on the recruitment process for any UK graduate job. It is not the same process for international students so you must know what steps to take.
A lot of this information isn't just from me, it's from the mouths of the graduate employers themselves so you will find the information in the next few articles essential on your journey to landing your first graduate job in the UK.
All you need to know
As an international student the timing of your application is crucial to finding an employer sponsor but how do you know when to apply if you don't have any idea about employer recruitment cycles. You can find out all you need to know about timing here
By know you should know that you will need to research the employer once before submitting your application and being invited to an interview. Find out about the main areas you should focus your research on an employer to avoid wasting time on irrelevant stuff and impress their recruiters
If you don't pland and prepare for the each stage of the recruitment process then you are guaranteed to fail them. Find out the most common recruitment practices used by UK graduate recruiters and receive my free ' Graduate recruitment process Mini-Guide download' at the end of the article
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