What’s your number one piece of job search advice?
Be unique! Stand out and don’t be afraid to be a little different. Employers are dying to see something new and something that goes against the grain.
How valuable is volunteer work? Does it give students a competitive edge?
Extremely valuable. It shows a person’s commitment and marks them as credible. Volunteer work is such an inspiring attribute to have on a resume and employers will be impressed.
What are your most highly valued skills?
Communication is definitely a key skill to have; it’s what makes a work place tick.
Initiative is also a great skill to have. An employer wants to know that you can be creative and proactive autonomously and not have to be guided all the time.
What advice can you give students on ‘personal branding’?
Be different! Don’t mimic someone else, stand out. Show something different and draw employers in.
How important is presentation when meeting with employers?
First impressions last! A good first impression can go a seriously long way. A well-presented candidate indicates that their work will be well presented. This is attractive to employers.