Karl Grabe, CIT. Home Page
Pass in formatted CV to the public email address of the targeted company
Follow up with a phone call 1 week later
If you are told that no positions are available ask the question – Do you foresee any positions becoming available over the next 3 months for which I may be applicable?
Ask if it is OK if you call at a later stage to see if the situation has changed.
Be polite and positive and realise that the person you are speaking to probably have numerous calls of this nature each day.
If given the option to leave a message, only leave one
If called for interview do not ask them to reschedule – reschedule your own diary
Try to speak with people in industry and attempt to get a fix on the various positions available to you and what they entail on a day-to-day basis.
Always research a company before you meet them for interview.
The more educated you are about a company and the role offered the more you will stand out from the crowd.
Always stay positive in an interview and use positive language.
Most interview processes will consist of:
1st round screening interview
2nd round final interview
Medical, Reference, Psychometric (Some or all of these)
Recruitment companies can find it difficult to place Graduates due to the current environment
Do be conscious of the fact that there is a lot of competition in the market at present and that it can take a number of rejections before the right role comes along.
At graduate level it would be advised to take a look at all opportunities in all locations – don’t narrow your possibilities at this level
If you don’t succeed try, try again.
Karl's interfiew presentation.(PDF)
CIT Careers Service - CIT's career service
UCC Careers Service Useful info and also check when there's a career fair on and go along.
http://www.idaireland.com - for company information, contact details, and contact names
http://www.finfacts.com - for salary surveys
http://www.acronymfinder.com - to find out what the abbreviations on job descriptions stand for