You may have heard the term commercial awareness on application forms and in your careers departments, but, what does it mean? How do you get it? And, how can you demonstrate that you have it? These are the questions that any grad should be able to answer in order to say that they are commercially aware.
Jobseekers looking to stand out in today’s crowded and competitive job market need look no further! Meet The Real Me has launched e-me: a fresh, new online tool that allows candidates to apply for any job, anywhere in world.
When you leave University you’ll probably make a fair few acquisitions; a shiny new degree, an embarrassing photo album and a snazzy new title, graduate.
Meet The Real Me's Kenzo Onumonu guest bloggs on LawCareers.Net, one of the UK's top graduate recruitment websites.
As the summer term approaches for final-year university students across the country, careers experts at Meet The Real Me remain positive about the jobs market for the class of 2012.
With the Easter holidays fast approaching, the careers experts at Meet The Real Me are urging final-year university students to make the most of the impending break by getting ahead with their job hunt. Dr. Martin Patrick, university partnerships manager, says: The intense competition in todays graduate jobs market means that students finishing this summer face a particularly tough challenge. A common mistake students make is to leave it until after graduation before starting to think about how they enter the world of work and by this time the job they want may have already been snapped up by those quicker off the mark.
OnRec, the Global Online Recruitment Resource leads with a piece about the Meet The Real Mes new campaign manager, saying that the new site allows jobseekers to approach employers in a fresh and innovative way. This fantastic tool is capable of revolutionising the job hunt for anyone beginning their professional careers. With the campaign manager, jobseekers take total control of who sees their profiles, what they see and for how long. Simple one-click options allows candidates to use the power of social media channels to market themselves.
The Daily Mirrors job section this month highlights many jobs from national and local employers. In one article they feature Rebecca Hancock who was made redundant from her marketing job at the Halifax Bank and has now started her own business. They also feature Meet The Real Me in their Top Tips section. Here they write about the importance of presentation skills and making sure employers really understand what you have to offer.
Liverpool Hope University and the Universities of Suffolk, Bradford and Central Lancashire are the latest to join the pioneering University Partnerships Scheme, which sees Meet The Real Mes signature e-me video CV technology installed on-campus in Careers Departments. Students benefit from the opportunity to create a unique online profile that includes all the information of a traditional CV alongside a short video interview to showcase other important qualities, such as personality, communication skills and work based learning experience. They are then free to share their e-me with prospective hirers via a unique URL, or to collect feedback from careers advisors, friends and family on the way they present themselves.
New Year, New Website The New Year has brought with it a new look for meettherealme.com, with some fresh and exciting additions to help candidates stay ahead of the game in their 2012 job hunt. The new website includes an enhanced version of Meet The Real Mes signature e-me tool a unique online video profile that allows candidates to present their personality alongside qualifications and experience to apply for any job, anywhere in the world. With its easy-to-use format, the new-look e-me provides candidates with a quick and effective way to create a full online profile including structured videos to showcase their personality, information on job preferences as well as all the details of a traditional CV. Its brand new Job Campaign Manager tool then allows job seekers to share their unique e-me with prospective employers in any way they choose.