April 2023

Examples of potential questions asked in an interview

There are various interview styles and below we have summarised some popular questions asked by recruiters, take a look at these to help you prepare for any upcoming interviews you may have coming up! Tell me about yourself. Usually an ice breaker question but be concise, talk through your latest achievements and what you are …

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How to prepare for interviews

If you pass the first initial stages of your application process the stage will be being offered an interview opportunity. Pre-covid interviews were predominantly face-to-face however, the move to virtual interviews over Zoom/Teams is a lot more common. Virtual interviews should be very similar to an in person interview however there will be some slight …

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Being tested during the job application process

Many employers use psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process. They are very commonly used when applying for graduate jobs, work placements and internships. What is a psychometric test? Psychometric tests are a way for employers to assess your numerical, verbal or digital skills as well as personality depending on the role you are …

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Black women in STEM

Research by The Biochemist black students and researchers in higher education (HE) face scarcity of relatable role models in STEM subjects. Black women are under-represented in STEM and their outlook is under-researched. Black women face challenges due to both sexism and racism in academia, and under-representation in STEM subjects leads to isolation. Role models, mentors …

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Neurodiversity and STEM careers

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for several conditions, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Tourette’s syndrome, acquired brain injury, and mental health disorders. Recognising neurodiversity means accepting differences in function are normal. Neurodivergent people experience, interact with, and interpret the world in unique ways. …

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