Building My Skills
Standing Out from the Crowd
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When applying for jobs it is essential you stand out from the competition. Non-academic achievements, hobbies and experiences can help catch an employer’s eye and provide multiple talking points in a job interview.
From the examples below please select those you have been involved in/would like to get involved in. When applying for jobs it is recommended you have 3 equivalents. The more experience you have the better!
Employers often look for students who have taken the initiative to participate in activities inside of school or college. Club and society participation demonstrates to employers that you are productive, committed and proactive.
Involvement in team sports, clubs and extracurricular activities will help you develop skills like teamwork, effective communication, problem solving, and time management skills – all of which are sought after by employers.
For this task, please tick all options that you believe applies to you.
Employers don’t just look for good grades, they look at the whole person! Your personality plays a big part in helping you stand out from the competition and be successful in the workplace.
Attributes such as having a positive attitude, enthusiasm, confidence, ambition, being organised, being reliable and creativity will make you stand out to the competition and increase your chances at employability. Using the boxes below, please describe yourself in 3 words.
Knowing more about a company than the competition will help you stand out. Demonstrating a genuine interest in a company and enthusiasm for the role will make a great impression on an employer and increase your chances of success.
Use a PC to research a BMS business partner of your choice, ideally from a sector which interests you. Look at their website and social media channels, including LinkedIn and answer the following questions.