I got advice from the careers adviser about my CV and job search. Attend employer presentations – you often pick up a lot of tips about the application process."Claire Paterson, Graduate – Financial Services Risk department, Ernst & Young
MSc Financial Services, Risk & Operations, graduate 2011
What job are you starting and with which company?
Financial Services Risk Advisory with Ernst & Young
What will the job involve?
Working with financial institutions to assess and improve their risk management
How did you get your job?
Attended an employer presentation and took the opportunity to speak with one of the firm's partners at the event. I applied and then went through a telephone interview and a face to face interview at the firm.
How did you first hear about the careers service?
What did the careers service help you with?
Helped with improving my CV and general tips when applying to large firms and preparing for interviews.
Were you pleased with the help?
Yes, very (with thanks to the careers adviser).
What advice would you give for any other students who are looking for work after they graduate?
Attend employer presentations- you often pick up a lot of tips about the application process here and also get an idea of what they are looking for. Take your time with applications and try to be original and avoid the generic terms which tend to be used by everyone. Use your time at university and summers wisely- when you are up against 100's of graduates work experiences and internships will help you stand out.