Blogs by James Howell

  • Psychometric tests: How to prepare (and pass)

    Psychometric tests can be a key part of an employer's graduate recruitment process – they can be tricky but they are not impossible. Here's how you can prepare to pass psychometric… 1 February 2018 by  James Howell
    Psychometric tests: How to prepare (and pass)
  • Anywhere but London: Where to start your career

    As we discussed last week, London might seem like the perfect place to start your graduate career, with its exciting lifestyle and wide ranging wealth of graduate opportunities. But, if we're honest, the capital might not be for you. 26 January 2018 by  James Howell
    Anywhere but London: Where to start your career
  • Everything you need to know about starting a graduate job in London

    Graduate jobs and internships come in all shapes and sizes but amongst the majority of these opportunities there is one ominous consistency – London.… 19 January 2018 by  James Howell
    Everything you need to know about starting a graduate job in London
  • 5 Graduate scheme employers not playing by the rules

    Traditionally graduate schemes close at the turn of the year. However, this year some incredible employers are bucking the trend and still on the hunt for amazing graduates like you.… 17 January 2018 by  James Howell
    5 Graduate scheme employers not playing by the rules
  • MI5’s work is unique, complex and rewarding. Just like this graduate programme.

    A job with MI5 means you’ll have a tangible impact on national security, helping to keep the country safe. So you might be surprised to learn just how accessible becoming an… 3 November 2017 by  James Howell
    MI5’s work is unique, complex and rewarding. Just like this graduate programme.
  • Case Study: MI5 Technology Graduate Programme

    MI5 is the UK's national security intelligence agency. The agency offers a range of graduate opportunities, but it was the Technology Graduate Development Programme where Sophie believed she could have the… 30 October 2017 by  James Howell
    Case Study: MI5 Technology Graduate Programme
  • Have you thought of joining the food industry?

    We've all been there. Staring blankly into the food cupboard wondering whether we can rustle up anything more creative than a fourth consecutive night of beans on toast.… 1 September 2017 by  James Howell
    Have you thought of joining the food industry?
  • So you didn't get on a graduate scheme – Now what?

    Graduate schemes are viewed as the Holy Grail for many graduates who want an early leg-up in their careers. They offer a combination of training, usually with a prestigious organisation, along… 21 April 2017 by  James Howell
    So you didn't get on a graduate scheme – Now what?
  • Seven 2017 Grad Schemes you can still apply for

    More and more employers have abandoned the traditional period of graduate recruitment. The old milk-round period is dead – long live all year round graduate recruitment.… 31 March 2017 by  James Howell
    Seven 2017 Grad Schemes you can still apply for
  • 6 Impossible interview questions & how to respond

    If you've made it to the one-on-one interview stage – congratulations, you're nearly there! Interviews have changed dramatically over the last ten years and employers now adopt a more surreal approach… 21 February 2017 by  James Howell
    6 Impossible interview questions & how to respond
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