Finance students at the University of Wolverhampton have been given top employment tips from a leading recruitment firm.
Kelly Brown, Executive Business Manager at Reed Accountancy in Wolverhampton, visited the University to present a talk titled ‘would you employ you?’
The visit was part of the University of Wolverhampton Business School’s focus on preparing students for the world of work.
Kelly offered tips to Finance and Accounting students to help them become more employable and give themselves a better chance of competing for graduate level jobs.
She also discussed the importance of relevant work experience and what the recruitment market looks like for new graduates.
Kelly said: “We were talking about the importance of experience when engaging with recruitment agencies, and that could be within a gap year or sandwich year to give students a bit more knowledge about the career they are hoping to go into and to gain some more soft skills along the way.”
Kelly’s top tips:
- Tailor your CV to the position and the company you want to work for
- Have a very good personal statement which talks about you as an individual and your transferable skills
- Practice and prepare for interview questions – and have some questions to ask as well.
Lisa McKeown, Senior Lecturer in Finance and Accounting, said: “We were delighted to welcome Kelly to the University. The aim of these events is to give students an insight into what it is going to be like in the world of work and the things they need to be aware of to enhance their own employability.”