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Supporting Graduates


by Jemma Bailey | 22 March 2017

In February I spent an hour with the accounting and finance students in their final year at the University of Staffordshire, discussing the market and how as a specialist agency we could support them in finding jobs and graduate opportunities. Many students agreed finding a job post degree qualification is stressful and daunting and have no idea where to begin. Therefore, I have put together some information on how we at Sellick Partnership can support finance and legal students in finding their dream jobs.

We have strong relationship with employers
Working closely with our clients enables us to understand exactly the skills and expertise they require to complement their team. Clients will trust that any candidate we put forward will be fully vetted and suitable for their requirements. We have the power to enhance your CV by discussing your profile in detail and answer any queries they have.

We have access to roles that may not have been advertised on the traditional job boards
Not all graduate schemes/jobs are advertised on your standard job boards. Many clients will leave it to us to search and advertise as part of the agency package. If we have a strong shortlist already from registered candidates and do not need to go out to market then that opportunity may be missed by candidates.

CV and cover letter advice
We know CV writing can be tough, certainly when you have limited work experience. Different clients like to see different things on CV’s also, so it is up to us to make sure CV’s are formatted correctly and represent candidates well. If you are interested in receiving our free Sellick Partnership Graduate CV Template then please email jemma.bailey@sellickpartnership.co.uk or call 01782 572700. This template is an excellent tool to utilise when compiling your CV together and understanding where to put different section and in which order.

Specialist advice in your chosen field and market
Every consultant at Sellick Partnership is an expert in their market. Whether it be legal, finance, public sector or private sector, we all have a wealth of knowledge and can offer that to both clients and candidates. It is important for us to share this knowledge with graduates as they usually lack understanding of the market when job applying and that can come across in interviews. Especially in modern times when markets are constantly changing, it is our responsibility to keep on top of it and share this with you all.

Interview coaching and guidance
Many students have been for some kind of interview, however graduate interviews are usually very different. You usually do not have a wealth of experience to go into detail with when discussing when you can bring to the role, however it is learning to discuss what you do have experience in and relate it to that business/role. There are many different ways employers like to do interview processes and it’s usually down to personal presence. The most common type is face to face for graduates and as recruiters we aim to meet with all of our candidates we work with as part as the vetting procedure, so we can really help you develop your interview presence before you meet with any employers. 

If you are looking for a graduate role within finance, please get in touch by emailing jemma.bailey@sellickpartnership.co.uk or call 01782 572700. Alternatively, view our latest roles