Application, Interview & Internship Handbook

Application, Interview & Internship Handbook


The Application, Interview & Internship Handbook offers a range of hints and tips designed to help guide you through the recruitment process for a range of City careers.

The handbook includes an insight into the types of skills and strengths that firms will expect you to possess and advice on how you can try to accumulate experiences that facilitate your personal development. Examples are given of how you can begin working on your applications and preparing for interviews well in advance. An overview of how to network is provided, including an insight into why networking is important.

Tips to help you approach and structure CVs and cover letters are given. Examples of the types of questions you may face on application forms and during interviews are discussed, complete with detailed suggestions of how you can tackle them. Psychometric, situational judgment and E-Tray tests are explained, along with suggestions on how to approach them. Advice on appropriate behaviour during internships is also provided, as is a recommended reading list.

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"The advice offered covers the whole process, from developing a profile attractive to graduate recruiters, to how to maximise performance in an assessment centre and at interview."

- Claire Leslie, Senior Careers Consultant, University of Warwick Law School

"This handbook is an excellent resource, concisely presenting valuable information you need to succeed in applications and interviews with top City firms."

- Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London

"This handbook offers clear, concise and comprehensive advice, successfully addressing all the issues likely to cross an applicant’s mind. Highly recommended!"

- University of London Legal Forum

"A fantastic resource covering the whole recruitment process for insight programmes, internships and graduate careers. We encourage all of our members to use it and those that do highly recommended it. The handbook has helped them to create attractive applications and perform well during interviews, leading to many securing internships and graduate roles."

- Warwick Finance Societies

"This handbook has really helped our members better understand the mechanics of the application and interview process, the dreaded psychometric testing and what is expected during internships. Highly recommended!"

- Edinburgh Commercial Law Society

"As a History student, I found it hard to engage with the questions City firms were asking on application forms and in interviews. This handbook gave me a strong sense of direction and an understanding of what employers were looking for, helping me to secure both investment banking and commercial law internships."

- Antonia Marino, History, University of Warwick