Show your skills and experience effectively when applying for jobs/further study, or pitching/launching an enterprise idea, to gain the opportunities you want.
What does it mean to show your skills and experience?
When you apply for a graduate job, freelance opportunity or further study, the application process requires you to show your skills and experience to the employer or course provider in order for them to work out if you are a good candidate.
You can demonstrate how your skills and experience make you a good candidate in many different ways, such as how you write your CV, present yourself on LinkedIn and answer interview questions.
Entrepreneurs need to show entrepreneurial skills and mindset. You can do this by launching your enterprise idea, participating in entrepreneurial competitions or pitching for investment to take your idea to the next level.
How can I show my skills and experience effectively?
We have strongly recommended below the services which focus primarily on helping you show your skills and experiences. The other services listed as ‘take a look’ and ‘might be useful’ may help you show your skills and experience but are geared more towards other stages of the career journey.
✔✔✔ - Strongly recommend
✔✔ - Take a look
✔ - Might be useful
Upload your CV and receive tailored feedback, or build a new CV from scratch so you can make a strong application to work/study opportunities. ✔✔✔
Been invited to an interview? Book a practice one to find out how best to demonstrate relevant skills and experiences. ✔✔✔
Answer practice interview questions online and receive tailored feedback, so you can be prepared for video interviews in a job selection process. ✔✔✔
Use our practice psychometric test software to prepare for psychometric tests in the job selection process. ✔✔✔
Have a look at career workshops for your academic school and see what’s upcoming that will help you make strong job applications and prepare for interviews, assessment centres and psychometric tests. ✔✔✔
Get feedback on your job, further study, speculative application or LinkedIn profile at an Application Appointment. ✔✔✔
Work with other students on a real-life consultancy project, and receive training on how to present your experience in the job selection process. ✔✔
Hear from Queen Mary alumni about how they got into their profession and maybe pick up some application tips. ✔✔
Undertake a 40 hour part-time project with a business/charity, and receive training on how to present your experience in the job selection process. ✔✔
Intern in a paid role full time or part time and get insight into an employer’s perspective, to help you make effective applications. ✔
Gain paid temporary work around your studies and get insight into an employer’s perspective, to help you make effective applications. ✔