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So you’ve had your interview and you thought it went well but you’ve just had the letter or phone call to say that you haven’t got the job. It happens to everyone. Here is an article written by Target Jobs on ‘Coping with Rejection‘.
Don’t forget these following tips as well;
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Volunteering is an opportunity not only to help others but it can also increase your employability and give you the chance to enhance your CV. It will also show future employers your motivation to gain more from your time at university.
Participating will enable you to:
- Learn new skills.
- Boost your confidence.
- Start networking and make new friends.
- Develop transferable skills such as team work and communication.
- Improve your wellbeing by helping others.
You can volunteer with SUBU while you are studying here at BU and here are just three types of volunteering opportunities that they have:
- Student led projects ~ these are aimed at volunteer leaders to help develop leadership skills.
- Charity Volunteering ~ local charities register and promote their opportunities on the SUBU website.
- MAD (Make a difference) Day ~ such as wrapping Christmas presents for a local care home.
To discuss this in more detail please visit the SUBU website where you will also find their contact details. Don’t forget that you can meet with a Careers Advisor to discuss how to add these to your CV and ‘showcase’ your skills to prospective employers.
Remember that an interview should be a two-way process and that while the person interviewing you will have questions to ask you, they will normally give you the chance to ask questions as well.
This is your opportunity to find out more about the company and the role that you have applied for. It also shows that you have a genuine interest in working for them and that you have taken to time to prepare.
onrec have written an article listing 7 questions you should ask, read more here.
Don’t forget you can book a Mock Interview with a Careers Advisor here at BU. This ensures that you have an idea what to expect and an opportunity to ‘practice’ beforehand. To book this either come to the Careers Centre (outside the library), email email@example.com or call Tel: 01202 961663