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    Hello,

    Just to clarify, I'm not asking about graduate schemes as those are designed to start the summer after your degree and you're supposed to apply whilst you're still in uni anyway, but I'm asking only about graduate jobs.

    I finish my exams in May and am going to start applying for graduate jobs after then, but I don't think I'll get my results until July.

    I've looked at ads for graduate jobs out of curiosity, and they say they want people 'with degrees' (obviously some of them clarify the grade and discipline too). If I don't technically have a degree yet or even know what my grade is, can I still apply?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by chilliflakes)
    Hello,

    Just to clarify, I'm not asking about graduate schemes as those are designed to start the summer after your degree and you're supposed to apply whilst you're still in uni anyway, but I'm asking only about graduate jobs.

    I finish my exams in May and am going to start applying for graduate jobs after then, but I don't think I'll get my results until July.

    I've looked at ads for graduate jobs out of curiosity, and they say they want people 'with degrees' (obviously some of them clarify the grade and discipline too). If I don't technically have a degree yet or even know what my grade is, can I still apply?

    Thanks.
    With anything that is not a graduate scheme, you should be applying around 8-12 weeks prior to wanting to start the job. If you haven't got your results in that time, I really wouldn't worry. You can show your results to date if needed, but those type of jobs are unlikely to have a grade requirement to them (unlike grad programmes).
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    (Original post by J-SP)
    With anything that is not a graduate scheme, you should be applying around 8-12 weeks prior to wanting to start the job. If you haven't got your results in that time, I really wouldn't worry. You can show your results to date if needed, but those type of jobs are unlikely to have a grade requirement to them (unlike grad programmes).
    Thank you. Do you know that, if an employer is interested, how soon after receiving your application they may want an interview? I am planning to apply to jobs in London and it would cot me nearly £80 to travel there for an interview, which is why I wanted to wait until after my exams. Do you also know, if I were to explain this, the likelihood of them willing to make another arrangement, such as a telephone/video interview?
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    (Original post by chilliflakes)
    Thank you. Do you know that, if an employer is interested, how soon after receiving your application they may want an interview? I am planning to apply to jobs in London and it would cot me nearly £80 to travel there for an interview, which is why I wanted to wait until after my exams. Do you also know, if I were to explain this, the likelihood of them willing to make another arrangement, such as a telephone/video interview?
    Could be anything from later that same week through to a few weeks. Depends on how quickly they want someone to start, and how thorough their recruitment process is.

    You can always explain this if you get to an interview stage and ask at that point whether you could have a telephone/Skype interview instead. The likelihood of this will vary massively between organisations, and even hiring managers. Worry about that when you get to that stage, and have a conversation with them then about the possibilities. If they say it has to be a face to face interview, then you just have to make the decision on whether it's worthwhile attending.


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