Exam Results Sept 2, 2009 20:56:46 GMT
Post by Deleted on Sept 2, 2009 20:56:46 GMT
I found this especially hard to take when I had worked three years of my degree to get into the transport industry - and I had the perfect degree to take into the interview with me. I thought 'What would an employer want more than someone who has a First in Travel Management (joint with Marketing) with a lot of transport modules to the record?'.
The answer was that I needed a reality check. They did find that impressive, don't get me wrong. But basic questions like how I tackled difficult team players and what my weaknesses were caught me by surprise. Oh, and they also expect you to have worked while you were at uni as they just weren't buying the reason "I didn't work because I had sufficient financial backing and I wanted to concentrate on my education to do the best I possibly could".
So a First Class degree isn't everything - if you can back it up with experience (and know how to tackle nasty interview questions as well as stressful assessment centres), then you're good to go. Plus that extra bit of confidence on interview day is needed ;D
Yes, sorry to sound smug, but their is NOTHING to substitute for a course at the University of Experience, that IS after years in the school of hard knocks!
And with the current situation, it NOT going to get ANY better for at LEAST ten more years! ;D ;D ;D