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    can someone offer tips on how should you tackle a grad scheme application to beat the competition?
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    (Original post by storm95)
    can someone offer tips on how should you tackle a grad scheme application to beat the competition?
    The thing I always tell people is to research the company beforehand, especially the behaviours they are looking for in an employee. You may have to look around but a lot of companies do have a set culture or ways of working that they expect in an employee. At the assessment centre display these behaviours so you stand out among the other candidates. Also research the company itself and the products they are working on or things they have done recently (e.g. fundraising or new acquisitions), these are always good things to bring up in the interview (if there is an interview part to the AC).

    Use Glassdoor as a part of your research. People post interview reviews on there for every company and provides very useful insight into what is likely to be asked and what to expect, you can then prepare accordingly.

    What you shouldn't do it look uninterested and uncooperative with the other candidates. You are being monitored at all times so ensure that you're behaving as professional as you can while you are there and engage with everyone where you can. Ask questions to current staff as it shows that you are interested.

    Last thing really is not to panic, if you do have to make a presentation, don't worry just pretend you're talking to a group of friends or your family. It's only daunting if you make it like that.
 
 
 
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