Applying for a graduate recruitment programme places you against potentially thousands of other people, each with a good academic record and series of extra curricular achievements.
Recent research shows that 20% of graduates receive a first and 51% receive an upper second.
We frequently say to clients that due to the sheer volume of well qualified candidates, recruiting a good graduate is relatively easy - we can help them to recruit the best.
Your challenge as a candidate is how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
You are about to or have now achieved a degree and have begun to build a picture of what you would like to do over the next few years.
In order to secure that dream position, you will probably to need to sit psychometric tests (75% of FTSE Top 100 companies use psychometric profiling) – these will either be a test of your ability to do the job or a personality profile, designed to assess the likelihood of you fitting the organisation or role you are applying for.
The resources here will hopefully give you an insight into what is expected of you, what graduate employers measure in candidates and how to approach the assessments.
Best of luck!