Round up of RateMyPlacements 12 Tips of Christmas

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Here is a round up of RateMyPlacement’s 12 Tips of Christmas! For the last 12 days, if you have a beady eye you may have seen us posting a different tip each day on our Facebook and Twitter pages, but to make your life even easier, here’s a round up of all 12 for you…

1. Don’t Have a Nightmare Before Christmas…

Remember to write down those all-important deadline dates so you submit your application on time! If you’ve forgotten them, we recommend you add them to your list, and check them twice on our website!

See our latest jobs and their deadlines here

2. Don’t be like Harry and Marv from Home Alone.

How we hear you ask?! Well, they didn’t do their research on little Kevin McCallister and his clever traps which ultimately led to their failure. Make sure you thoroughly research the company you are applying to if you’re completing an apprenticeship or similar application!

2. Don’t be like Harry and Marv from Home Alone.

How we hear you ask?! Well, they didn’t do their research on little Kevin McCallister and his clever traps which ultimately led to their failure. Make sure you thoroughly research the company you are applying to if you’re completing an apprenticeship or similar application!

3. In the words of Mariah Carey, All I want for Christmas is…. A Dictionary!

It may sounds obvious, but be sure to ALWAYS check your spelling and grammar in applications! A great way to double check? Ask someone else to take a look over your application before you submit it!

4. Don’t forget to attach your CV or Cover Letter to an application email

 

 

5. How to Actually Love public speaking…

 

On the 5th Day of Christmas, our TOP tip was… Advice on how to Actually LOVE public speaking and presentations

For advice on how to Love public speaking click here: http://bit.ly/2hBbCu8

6. Imagine yo’elf in the role!

Thinking of applying to a #placement? Try to imagine yo’elf in the role! Check out first hand reviews here:

7. Don’t be a muppet, decide what you’re wearing the day before!

Deciding what to wear for an interview or assessment centre can be quite stressful. Our most important piece of advice is to make sure you check out what the dress code is before you attend! Many employers will ask for smart office dress but others may say smart/casual or even casual, it will all depend on the organisation.

If you’re unsure email in advance to avoid any confusion; once you know make sure you have everything prepared the night before because chances are you’re going to have an early start!

8. If you’ve got an Assessment Centre coming up? Here’s our advice for how to tackle the group exercise…

9. Top Telephone Interview Tips

We’ve written you a fabulous blogpost on the best way to prepare for a telephone or video interview because we know it can be a daunting experience. You can read it here!

10. Deadlines are coming!

Whether it’s coursework, exams or applications, the chances are you have deadlines coming up! Try not to panic. We know that is easier said than done but we recommend managing your time by creating a timetable or plan that will allow you to stay on top of everything you’ve got to do. We know this can be difficult at Christmas time so make sure you strike the right balance between work and play! If you want to apply for an placement or internship and are unsure of the deadlines, take a look at our roles here and find out when they’re open until. Many do close before the end of January, so make sure you get those applications in as soon as possible.

12. Okay so this isn’t exactly a tip but…

From everyone at RateMyPlacement, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We hope you found our tips useful and good luck if you’re applying for an placement or internship now or in the new year!

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