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if a job advert specifies that you must have a 'strong academic record' what does that actually mean?
what does that mean?
that if they've bothered to put that in their job spec then they want GCSE's, all C or above, A Levels, C or above and a degree, 2:1 or above.
you can always ring them and find out though. they usually have the whole 'ring us for an informal chat about the position'. I should really start doing that.
it looks good (despite what they say about it being informal) and you can tailor your application better..
really, I should start doing this.
i go for don't have this.
and i just wouldn't know what to ask!
in 7/8 time signature or worse.
they you've got good results all the way through your academic career, ie they wouldn't want you to get brilliant A-Levels but slack off at uni...
9 As at GCSE and 3 As at A-Level?
why would anyone give a fuck about gcse and a level when you've got a degree?
just all A-Cs, I reckon.
GCSEs - All A-Cs. MUST have Maths and English
A levels - same. Media studies etc probably don't count for many employers
Degree - 1st or 2:1
Can I have a job please?
my academic record is pretty ordinary: 4 Bs at A-Level, 4 As, 4 Bs and a C at GCSE and a 1st at uni. does this count
ok ... i suspect it's not up to it.
i'm going to go to the toilet...
they'll love that.
That'll be fine.
they won't. people with firsts = socially inadequate.
should i mention that i won the Robert McKenzie prize? no.
plenty of my friends who got a 1st are more than adept at handling themselves in social situations.
that's definitely a strong academic record. you'll be fine.
i actaully am socially inadequate.
seriously though, i have heard it said that 2:1 is optimum because it suggests that you're not stupid but that you didn't spend all your time in the library...
that's nonsense, i know plenty of people who got a first and still went out loads, not to mention people who got 2:1s and did virtually nothing and people who got 2:2s and did literally nothing. I fall into the latter category.
remember being told it at one of those careers fairs that are held at universities.... i wish i'd paid a bit more attention some times..
was just a bitter 2:1 person.
If I'd simply just got up earlier or maybe started on work a bit earlier I would've had a much better chance of getting a 1st.
the best line is the brideshead line:
'You want either a First or a Fourth. There is no value in anything in between. Time spent on a good second is time thrown away.'
of some companies, especially those trendy graduate recruitment schemes. But it's certainly been a benefit to me in getting interviews, and I'm glad I worked hard (and went out a lot!)
someone said the other day that there was a barclays graduate scheme with a starting salary of 30k. is that true?
i did everything wrong...
but you'd have to work for about 12 hours a day in a horrible soulless place. Allegedly the Aldi one starts at £45,000!
you make me sad.
me fail English? that's unpossible!