Whether it is the first few minutes of an interview or meeting an employer at a career fair, coming up with a quick and effective personal pitch helps pave the way to a positive and lasting impression.
Elyssa Berney, manager of CommBank’s graduate programs team, has been involved in graduate recruiting for more than 10 years. Here are some of her suggestions for landing a graduate job in the industry.
You arrive at the office block with 20 minutes to spare, having practiced the route with military precision a couple of times over the weekend. You’re wearing your best suit (the one you got for Aunt Lindsay’s wedding), freshly dry cleaned and you DEFINITELY remembered to take the ticket off.
Being invited to participate in an assessment centre day is really all about asking you to show your skills off in a practical sense, kind of like a simulation of what it would be like to work at the organisation for a day.