If you graduated a while ago, but are interested in getting a place on a graduate scheme, you may be wondering “Am I too old for graduate schemes?”
In this post, we will help you to make informed decisions about your career and reassure you if you are concerned about your age.
Am I too old for graduate schemes? The short answer.
In short, no. Whilst most candidates on a graduate scheme will be in their early 20s, you can complete your degree at any stage of your life. Therefore, if you were a mature student you’ll be eligible to apply for graduate schemes.
Mature graduates with relevant qualifications can offer valuable experience gained from working in different fields.
After all, it would be age discrimination if you were denied a place on a graduate scheme due to your age. Age discrimination is illegal in the UK. Furthermore, many companies are actively trying to increase the diversity of their graduate hires.
Am I too old for graduate schemes? A more detailed answer
If you graduated several years ago, and have a few years of experience under your belt, some companies may encourage you to look at positions for experienced hires.
This is because graduate schemes are designed for candidates with little or no work experience.
Graduate schemes are highly structured training programs, often with rotational placements.
Many recent graduates who aren’t quite sure of what they want to do after university benefit from gaining varied experience.
However, this does not mean you cannot apply for a graduate scheme if you already have years of experience.
Start by researching the companies that you are interested in applying to.
You may find that some graduate schemes require candidates to have graduated within a certain timeframe such as 12 months.
If this information isn’t on the website and you’d like to be sure if you are eligible before sending your application, don’t hesitate to contact the graduate recruitment team.
Assess your reasons for wanting to do a graduate scheme if you already have years of experience.
Some people consider joining a graduate scheme if they are changing their career into a new field that they do not have experience in.
A graduate scheme in the new field that you are interested in can help you to get your foot in the door.
However, just because you are changing your career, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to get an entry-level position.
This is because you will have gained a range of transferable skills. You will be able to demonstrate your aptitude to learn quickly on the job.
Graduate scheme vs graduate job: Which one is best for you?
A graduate scheme is a highly structured, full-time training programme that is designed for graduates with little or no work experience.
They generally last for 1-4 years and some times require candidates to take formal qualifications or rotate around different areas of the business.
On successful completion of a graduate, scheme candidates may be encouraged to apply for a permanent job at the company. Or the candidate might decide to find a job at another company.
Graduate jobs, on the other hand, are less structured and open for candidates who have a degree. You can apply for graduate jobs at any age or stage of your life, so long as you meet the entry requirements.
We hope this post has helped you if you are considering applying for a grad scheme.
When it comes to applying for graduate schemes, your age shouldn’t be an issue. There is no age limit for graduate schemes.
Recruiters for graduate schemes will be more interested in your work history/number of years of experience.
If you already have a lot of experience, some companies may advise you to apply for other graduate roles.
This is because they are looking for candidates with little or no work experience to offer training to.
Regardless of when you graduated or how old you are, we can help you.
We have helped candidates who struggled for several years after university to find a graduate job. We have also helped people with years of experience to transition into new fields and navigate their career change successfully.
When to apply for graduate schemes if you are in the final year of your degree.
If you are in your final year of university and are looking to get yourself a graduate job before finishing your degree you’ll need to start sending off your applications from September.
This is because most graduate recruiters open their applications between September and January.
The majority of graduate programmes have September start dates. So if you’ll be applying well in advance so that you’ll have your graduate scheme lined up after your graduation.
In order to avoid disappointment, it is best to apply early as many companies recruit on a rolling basis.
This means they will start processing applications as they are received.
Also, it’s a good idea to get your application in as soon as possible as some companies will start inviting candidates to interviews and assessment centres straight away.
Some companies will start running assessment centres as early as November. So applying early can make a huge impact on the success of your application.
Finally, if you are in the final year of your degree, it’s best to send off your graduate scheme application early before your workload intensifies.
Key takeaway: start applying early in the graduate scheme recruitment cycle to avoid disappointment.
When to apply for graduate schemes if you’ve already graduated
If you have just graduated, you may need to wait until the next graduate recruitment cycle starting in September.
So if you graduated in May, for instance, you may need to wait 4 months before you send off your graduate scheme applications.
If it’s been a while since you graduated, you may be wondering if you are too old for graduate schemes. In short, the answer is no, however, check out our blog post on this topic for more information.
Alternatively, you may decide that you want to apply for graduate jobs instead of a graduate scheme.
The difference between a graduate scheme and a graduate-level job is that graduate schemes tend to be highly structured training programs often with rotations. They are designed for graduates in their early career.
Graduate-level jobs are also entry-level jobs for graduates however, they won’t have a highly structured training scheme and do not usually require you to rotate across different departments.
Employers recruit for graduate-level jobs all year round. So if you’ve just graduated and would like to start your graduate search straight away, you can look out for graduate job opportunities.
The recruitment process for applying for jobs designed for recent graduates may be slightly different from the graduate scheme application process.
Most graduate scheme applications require candidates to complete:
Tips for getting your graduate scheme applications in early
Start your research during the summer.
During the summer holidays before your final year of university, start researching. (If you’ve already graduated, start planning ahead so that you are prepared for the next graduate scheme recruitment cycle).
Juggling your job hunt with other commitments such as uni or work will be challenging.
You can make the process much easier by putting together a shortlist of the graduate schemes you wish to apply for in advance.
Then it’s a good idea to create a template for your CV and cover letter. Having this template ready will make it easy for you to tailor for each position during the application process.
Tip: remember, graduate employers will be looking to see evidence of key employability skills such as communication, teamwork, ability to use your own initiative and more. Be sure to demonstrate these skills in your graduate CV.
Only apply for the graduate schemes that are suited to your career goals, skills and interests.
When it comes to applications for graduates schemes, quality is better than quantity.
Some applications take a while to complete, so start them early, and make sure that you do not rush them.
Balance sending out your graduate scheme applications with your studies
If you are still at university and are hoping to get a place on a graduate scheme before graduation, you’ll need to balance sending off your applications with your studies.
Map out your time efficiently to ensure that you have the time to send off high-quality applications whilst also meeting your academic deadlines.
Tip: Don’t rush your applications. Some applications will take longer than others. Some will just ask for basic information and a copy of your CV. Others may require you to list off all of your work experience and module grades to date.
Keep track of deadlines
Create a spreadsheet listing out all of the graduate schemes you wish to apply for with details of when the applications open and close.
Once you know when applications open, set yourself reminders in your calendar to send your application.
Tip: some companies allow you to set reminders so that you’ll receive an email when the application opens.
When to apply for graduate schemes: summary
We hope this post has given you a better understanding of when to apply for graduate schemes!
If you would like some support finding the right graduate scheme for you, check out our career coaching services. We help students, graduates and career changers.
The entry requirements for technology graduate schemes will vary amongst companies.
Some will require graduates to have studied a specific degree related to science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM).
Whilst others will welcome applications from a wide range of degree subjects.
Generally, graduate recruiters for tech graduate schemes will ask for a 2:1 classification. However, some will have 2:2 as their minimum academic requirement.
Which companies offer Technology graduate schemes?
Graduate recruiters across several industries take on graduates every year to join their technology teams.
We have put together a handy list of companies that have technology graduate programmes, to help you with your job search.
Here are some of the best technology graduate schemes in the UK:
PwC hires a large number of graduates every year for their grad schemes. They take on associates in their technology consulting division to help organisations to develop strategies to transform their technology capabilities and solve critical problems.
PwC has opportunities for graduates to work in Cybersecurity, Data and analytics, Forensic tech, HR tech, technology consulting and more.
The MI5 runs a technology graduate development programme which gives grads the experience, knowledge and skills to become an effective technology professional. If you have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in any subject and a passion for technology, you can apply.
As a technology and engineering graduate at KPMG, you’ll gain access to the tools and training that you’ll need to deliver quality results across diverse client projects. You will also gain the opportunity to earn technology-specific accreditations that are relevant to your programmes such as through AWS, Google and Microsoft.
Capgemini offer a broad range of technology-related roles for graduates. Some examples include:
Graduate technical specialist
Graduate test specialist
Graduate technical consultant
Whether you studied a technical degree and wish to become a technical specialist or you are a tech enthusiast who wants to work with tech but not build it, there’s plenty of opportunities at Capgemini.
Morrisons offers a 2-year Technology and Digital scheme. Grads on this scheme will get the opportunity to work across various departments including: eCommerce, marketing and technology whilst getting “first-class training”
Eligible graduates will have:
A 2:1 degree
graduated within the past 2 years either from their undergraduate studies or their Master’s
A passion for technology
Strong communication, analysis and problem-solving skills
Deutsche Bank offers a technology graduate programme. Applicants are not required to have a technical background. So if you have a non-technical degree but have a passion for technology, a desire to learn quickly and excellent communication skills, you may be interested in this opportunity.
The Financial Conduct Authority offers graduates a Technology and Change programme to graduates who are analytical, collaborative, commercial-minded, innovative and passionate about change. On this programme, you’ll rotate around three different divisions in the business and will gain exposure to complex business problems.
Vodafone is looking for innovation leaders who embrace new technologies and who are continuously learning.
The technology graduate scheme at Vodafone allows graduates to pick which area they wish to specialise in. This may be software engineering, Network engineering, Security or Big data, insights and analytics.
This technology graduate scheme is suitable with graduates who have a 2:1 degree in a technology-related subject such as: computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunications, mathematics, data science, AI/robotics, software engineering, Big data, security or information technology.
The Royal Mail offers a 2-year technology graduate scheme that allows graduates to complete 2-3 rotations in disciplines including:
Data Science – where you’ll learn R and Python
Data engineering – where you’ll use GCP tools and DevOps practices for rapid deployments
Project Management – where you’ll build and own projects
Development and test – where you’ll design code and test software
Business Analysis – where you’ll run test scenarios
Service delivery – where you’ll ensure all IT services are supported and ready to go live.
The starting salary is £27k plus performance-related bonuses.
The Royal Mail are looking for graduates with a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a STEM-related subject. Successful candidates will also have an analytical mind and an awareness of agile methodologies and frameworks.
GSK is looking for “ambitious graduates with great technology skills”. If you studied a technology-related subject or maths, science or engineering, you might be interested in the technology graduate scheme at GSK.
Successfully completing a technology graduate scheme will set you up for a great career in or related to tech.
As graduate schemes have structured training, you’ll gain a wealth of skills and experiences that are highly transferable for other roles.
After your graduate scheme has finished, you may be offered a full-time permanent position within the company or you may decide to move to another company.
Starting salaries for graduates on technology graduate schemes
On average, starting salaries for graduates on technology graduate schemes range from £22,000 to £30,000.
This will vary depending on the company and the industry.
Whilst starting salary is likely to be a key factor when applying for graduate schemes, it is important to take into consideration several other factors. Doing so will help you to secure the right role for you.
What to do if you don’t get offers for technology graduate schemes
Technology graduate schemes are highly competitive. Therefore, if you don’t get a place the first time around, you could always apply again the following year.
If you have been unsuccessful in getting a technology grad scheme, you’ll have a year to improve your application. We can help to boost your chances the second time around.
Alternatively, there are training schemes that have been designed to train graduates and teach them the tech skills they need to get a tech-related role.
An example of a program like this is QA’s Graduate Academy. They offer a 12-week training programme where you have the opportunity to develop and learn tech skills. Upon successful completion of the training, you’ll do a work placement to further develop your tech skills.
You’ll get training in one of the following specialisms:
App and Web Development
Mthree also trains graduates who are looking to develop their skills in areas such as software development, production support, DevOps engineering, cyber and information technology and more.
Turing Talent matches companies with tech talent. They offer graduates technical and professional training, the opportunity to work at leading global companies, networking opportunities and more.
Tips for graduates with a non-tech background
A background in technology, coding or maths isn’t essential. Many firms like to take on graduates from a diverse range of degree subjects.
This is because people from different backgrounds bring diverse perspectives and solve problems in different ways.
If you do not have a technology background, it is vital that you can
Demonstrate that you have a genuine interest in technology.
Show that you have the technical ability required.
Explain how you would use logic and creativity to solve complex problems.
Keep up to date with technological advances.
Demonstrate how you can add value with your non-tech degree
Graduate employers will look for key skills such as communication, teamwork, organisation ability to use your initiative and more so make sure that you are able to demonstrate these skills.
There are some tech grad schemes that have been designed for graduates who don’t want to create technical solutions or gain a technological skillset but who want to work with tech.
For example, at Capgemini, there are graduate roles in technology consulting which are ideal for candidates who are tech enthusiasts who want to work with technology but not build it.
General technical graduate scheme application tips
It’s great that you know that you would like to pursue a technology career!
You’re probably wondering what you can do to boost your chances of making a successful application and getting an offer.
Here are some tips for your tech grad scheme application:
Write an achievement-based CV, and showcase your work experience to date.
Practice psychometric tests online. Almost all technology graduate schemes will ask applicants to take a series of psychometric tests in the initial stages of the application process.
If you do not pass these psychometric tests, you’ll be immediately screened out of the process.
To ensure that you do not fall at the first hurdle, make sure that you practice psychometric tests online under timed conditions.
Understand the culture of the company. Regardless of the role, you are applying for, in the early stages, the graduate recruiters will want to know if you would make a good fit for the company culture.
They may assess this early on in the application process by asking you to complete a situational judgement test. Before you complete the situational judgement test, be sure to read the companies mission, values and employee attributes.
Again, if you do not pass the situational judgement test, you may be screened out before you get the chance to demonstrate your technical ability.
Get some interview training. As a part of the application process, you’ll probably be asked to complete a video interview and/ or a face-to-face interview.
You will also need to pass technology assessment centres where you will need to demonstrate your passion for tech as well as your problem-solving ability, numerical skills, commercial awareness and ability to work collaboratively in a team
If you really want to perform highly in these interviews, consider getting a graduate coach for some interview training.
Women in technology
Are you a female looking to pursue a career in tech?
Whilst technology is a rapidly growing industry it is often not the first choice career for female graduates.
Here are some top women in tech tips:
Find out as much as you can about the industry
Attend Women in technology networking events
Demonstrate a genuine passion for technology
Gain work experience
We hope that this guide helps you to find your dream graduate programme in a tech role.
If you are due to graduate soon, you’re probably wondering what happens at a graduation ceremony.
We’ve put together this post to explain what you can expect on your graduation day.
Before your graduation ceremony
Leading up to your graduation day, your university will get in touch with you usually via email or your universities student portal.
You’ll be informed of the ceremony details such as when and where it will be held.
Applying for your guest tickets.
Your university will want to know how many guests you wish to bring with you.
The number of guests you can bring will depend on your university’s policy and the size of the venue. Generally, universities will try to make it fair so that every student can bring roughly the same number of guests.
It is best that you apply for your guest’s tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Your university will also encourage you to hire your gown.
They will usually state where to hire your gown from as the specific gown that you will wear will be unique to your university and your course.
Whilst most people hire their gown and graduation cap, some people opt to buy their graduation attire to keep for memories.
In order to hire your gown, you may need to provide the measurements of your head and your gown size. This is so that the gown hire company can reserve the right size gown for you.
What happens at a graduation ceremony?
This will differ slightly across universities. However, here’s what you can expect:
Putting on your graduation gown and cap
Generally, you’ll start the day by getting dressed up in your graduation gown and hat.
There will be members of staff available on the day to help you to put on your robe and graduation cap and make sure that you are comfortable.
If you realise that you’ve hired the wrong size robe or hat, don’t worry as the gown hire company will often have spares in different sizes. They will be there on hand to help you.
Once everyone has put on their graduation attire, you’ll usually walk to the graduation ceremony location with your peers and guests.
Getting seated in the venue
Once you arrive at the venue you’ll separate from your guests and enter the venue with your peers.
All of the graduands (people who are about to receive their academic degree) will sit together.
The graduate ceremony planners will have devised a plan to get everyone into the ceremony room quickly and efficiently. There will be staff members who are on hand to help you to find your seat.
Depending on your university you’ll be sitting with your fellow course members, sometimes in alphabetical order.
Your guests will also be helped to find their seats.
Academic procession and welcome
At the start of your ceremony, there will be an academic procession.
This will last for about 15-20 minutes.
Senior academic lecturers and staff, some of whom you’ll recognise will walk onto the stage.
They will also be dressed in academic attire.
The graduands will stand whilst the academic staff walk on to the stage and take their seats.
Then you’ll be invited to take your seat again, and you’ll be welcomed by the vice-chancellor or president of the academic board.
There may be some other speeches and notable mentions.
The presentation of the awards
Then each graduand will be called on stage one by one.
This will be done in a very coordinated fashion and there will be members of staff nearby, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
Usually, members of each subject will be called at a time.
Walking across the stage
When your name and degree classification is called, you’ll walk across the stage.
You’ll then shake the chancellor’s hand.
Then you’ll receive a cylinder or piece of paper (Usually, you’ll get your actual degree certificate before or after your graduation ceremony).
Some universities will take photos of each graduate shaking the chancellor’s hand.
Then you’ll walk back to your seat and enjoy the remainder of the ceremony.
After the awards have been handed out, there may be some further speeches.
Academic procession and Graduates Exit
The graduates will stand whilst the academic staff on stage leave the ceremony.
Then the graduates will exit.
After the ceremony
You’ll leave the ceremony venue. Some people will take photos outside of the venue with their family and friends.
Then there may be a post-ceremony celebration at a location nearby.
All university graduation ceremonies will be different. Some will serve food and drinks, others will have activities to help graduates to celebrate their academic success.
At the celebration, you may have the opportunity to get a professional photograph taken whilst wearing your graduation gown and cap.
At the end of the celebration, if you hired your gown and graduation cap, you’ll need to return it to the gown hire company.
Here’s a video showing what happens at a graduation ceremony.
What happens at a graduation ceremony: summary
We hope this post helps you to understand what happens at a graduation ceremony.
Graduation ceremonies will differ across universities, but this post will give you a general idea of what to expect.
Your graduation day is one that you’ll reflect on your time at university and your achievements.
If you would like bespoke help to secure a graduate-level job contact us, here at Graduate Coach.
If you decide that the entrepreneurial route is best for you, be sure to find out if your university has any resources to support you.
Training programmes for graduates
There is an increasing number of training programmes available to graduates who want to upskill in a specific area.
For example, if you would like to become a software developer for example, you could take an intensive course that will provide you with the skills and experience you need to land a job in that field even if you did a non-technical degree.
An example of a programme like that is the QA graduate academy. It is a 12-week programme designed to help you to land a tech-related job.
2: Continue your studies
Some graduates who do not know what to do after graduation from university opt for a masters degree. Check out our post called: “should I do a masters?”
We often advise recent graduates who are considering this option to think about this decision very carefully.
This is because we find that a lot of graduates believe that having a masters degree will increase their chances of getting a graduate-level job, however, this is rarely the case.
We also advise against doing a masters if you are doing it simply to delay your graduate job search for an extra year because you don’t know what to post-graduation.
Most graduate schemes have a minimum entry requirement of an undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or a 2:2. Therefore, the employers won’t necessarily view your application more favourably if you have a masters degree.
Also even if you do have a masters degree and are successful in landing a place on a graduate programme, you will still start in the same position as someone with a bachelors degree. Therefore, going to grad school may not give you the advantage you are looking for.
There is an exception to this. If for example, you want to go into a particular specialism such as becoming an economist or going into the field of cybersecurity it might be useful.
It is also important to bear in mind that some employers fund their employees to do their masters in a subject that will help them to perform better in their role.
Also, it is worth considering that when you are a fresh graduate, you may not really know what direction you want your career to go in. Sometimes it is more beneficial to get a few years of work experience, then reassess what masters you would like to do.
Doing a masters after university summary
In summary, if you really do not know what to do after graduation from university, jumping straight into a masters programme is not always the best decision.
If you know that you would like to get onto a graduate scheme programme or get a graduate-level job, it is worth investing in getting a graduate coach for one-to-one coaching who will help you to achieve this goal.
We see a large number of graduates who didn’t know what to do after graduating from their undergraduate degree and therefore decide to embark on postgraduate study.
It is often the case that they find that they still did not know what to do after their masters.
So you’ve attended several job interviews now but you haven’t landed yourself a job yet. You’re probably thinking to yourself: Why do I keep failing at job interviews?!
Don’t worry, we have the answers.
By the end of this post, you’ll have a better understanding of why you keep failing job interviews and we’ll give you some actionable tips on how you can finally outperform the other candidates and land your dream job.
1: Nerves get the better of you
Interview nerves can really have a negative impact on your interview performance.
Nerves will make you come across as being less confident.
Confidence is key when it comes to performing highly in interviews.
Unfortunately, we notice job seekers who continuously keep failing job interviews become less confident over time.
If you don’t come across as being confident in yourself and your ability to excel in the role, you’ll find it difficult to convince the interviewer to have confidence in you.
Being adequately prepared for your interview will allow you to walk into the interview room knowing exactly what to expect and knowing exactly how to answer any interview question in a way that will impress the interviewer.
It is important to note that confidence is not just conveyed by what you say. Your body language also gives away your level of confidence.
Action point: Learn and practice some body language tricks that will make you come across as being more confident during your interview such as:
Maintaining a good posture i.e. sitting upright instead of slouching in your chair.
Using eye contact effectively, i.e. getting the balance right between giving your interviewer’s eye contact without continuously staring at them.
Keep your hands out of your pockets
Keep your head and your chin up
On average, people only spend 36 minutes preparing for their interviews and that is simply not enough.
We will share some tips and advice on how you can ensure that you are fully prepared for your interviews.
We collaborated with StudentJob UK to write a post about getting rid of nerves before an interview so if you’ve identified being nervous as being a reason why you keep failing job interviews, be sure to check out that post.
2: Nobody has ever taught you how to prepare
We always tell our interview coaching candidates to not beat themselves up if they tell us that they keep failing interviews.
This is because the chances are, they’ve never been taught how to interview before.
Most things that we want to get really good at in life require some guidance either from a coach, teacher, trainer or instructor.
Think of it this way, If you wanted to get really good at singing, you’d get a vocal coach. If you wanted to become a pro at Tennis, you’d get a Tennis instructor.
Getting really good at performing highly in interviews is no different.
Hiring an experienced interview coach can really help to give you the edge over the vast majority of the competition who wouldn’t have even taken adequate time to prepare for their interview.
Here at Graduate Coach, we have been teaching students, graduates and career changers the art and the science of succeeding in interviews for the past decade.
You know the saying – fail to prepare, prepare to fail! But before it’s not just about preparing for your interview, first, you need to know how to prepare for interviews.
If you do feel as though you always prepare for upcoming interviews but you’re wondering why you always fail in interviews, maybe you need to brush up on how you prepare for interviews as well as what you prepare.
3: Memorising interview answers is not working for you
This point follows on from the point above.
Many interviewees approach their job interview preparation by writing down answers to questions that they think they might be asked and try to memorise them.
An interview is not a memory game.
If you adopt this approach of trying to memorise answers, you’ll probably get flustered and lose your composure if you forget your answer.
Also if you put a lot of energy into memorising a set number of questions, if you are asked something that you haven’t prepared for, it can result in your mind going blank. Which many people find difficult to recover from in interviews.
You should go into your interviews feeling confident that you can give impressive answers that demonstrate the extent to which you will excel in the role.
This should hold true regardless of what question or scenario the interviewer throws at you.
There’s nothing wrong with taking notes into your interview with competency-based answers written down.
3: When was the last time you researched the company properly?
Researching the company is often overlooked when preparing for interviews.
This is because job seekers tend to focus mainly on the role they are applying for.
However, the interviewer is not just assessing your ability to do well in the role that you are applying for.
They are also assessing that you are the right fit for the company.
Afterall you could apply for a similar role at another company, so you need to go to your interview knowing how to clearly articulate why you want the role at the company you have applied for.
Knowing how to tailor your answers in a way that demonstrates that you are the right fit for the company involves carrying out in-depth company research.
Researching the company involves a lot more than just skimming through the website.
Take the time to read through the company values and make sure you are able to demonstrate these values and what they genuinely mean to you.
Also, read through the different services the company offers and the clients they work with. Doing in-depth research on this level will give you an idea of how you’ll navigate and progress in your career within the company.
Being able to state how you envision being able to navigate and progress in your career within the company will impress the employer.
After all, hiring new employees can be very expensive and the interviewer needs to make the right decision.
As well as hiring the person who will perform highly in the role, the hiring team will be looking for people they’ll be able to retain.
Therefore, if you express your suitability to the company culture and your eagerness to progress in the company, you’ll stand out for the right reasons.
This point is explored more in the next point about showing empathy in interviews.
4: You’re not empathising with the interviewer
Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
It’s vital that you truly understand what the company needs and show that their needs are equally important to you.
This ties into the point above about researching the company.
You won’t be able to understand what the company needs if you only have a surface-level understanding of the company.
Good candidates will empathise with the interviewer by genuinely showing that they are confident that they are the right fit for the company and the role.
They will confidently demonstrate that they know what the company’s mission is and that they will come into work every day to contribute to the company achieving its goals.
5: You don’t know what questions to ask
At the end of every interview, you’ll be asked if you have any questions.
If you keep failing your interviews, the chances are, you are not leveraging this time at the end of your interview.
There are a wide variety of questions that you can ask at the end of your interview.
It is important that you put some thought into what questions you will ask.
If you really want to stand out in your interview it is important to learn the art of asking for the job.
When was the last time you actually asked for the job?
This might seem strange, and it does take some practice to get right.
But being able to sincerely state at the end of the interview what getting the job will mean for you and asking for the job will definitely make you a memorable candidate.
You keep making the same mistakes
If you keep failing interviews, it is possible that you are continuously making the same mistake.
After every failed interview, it is extremely important that you request feedback.
Companies do not have to provide candidates who were unsuccessful after interviews with feedback. Some companies do not offer feedback. However, some will if you ask.
Why do I keep failing at job interviews: summary
We hope you have found this blog post useful if you keep failing at interviews.
Good interview performance requires strategic preparation and adequate practice.