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Anyone else applying for this Cancer Research Graduate Scheme thing that closes this week?
What's up with it?
but its just all these vague non-quanfitiable questions I hate along the lines of
"Write 200 words about how you've operated well in a team"
"Write 200 words about how you've solved a problem"
"Write 200 words about how you've shown leaderhship skills to achieve an outcome" and so forth...
There's 7 of them in all and they're all just ridiculously vague and generalised in a way where I never know how to begin answering them. I want specifics goddamnit!
I hate these things so much.
I've decided to just go into offices (sneakily) and then go to the HR Department and say 'Gizza job!' in the style of a scouser brikkie.
I'll PM you my number. Call me tomorrow and I'll help as much as I can.
Three months has me questioning how much you really want the job though.
You make a fair point abut how long it's taken me. I'm not sure how much I want the job to be honest. I mean I want a job where I'm
a) working for an organisation purpose other than making lots of money
b) developing some sort of useful skills
c) doing something challenging.
But I'm not definite I want that to be this. I'll apply and see what happens...
I could research cancer...
*types "cancer" into google*
cancer = serious business
Dammit I need to find a PhD about tuberculosis or AIDS, coz that's where the fun is at yo!
They've got a more scientific graduate training scheme as well but obviously you'd relevant qualifications, knowledge and studies that I don't have.
and rose-kitten about the marketing/comms side.
There's not too many questios on marketing/comms on the application (I guess they'd come in the interview). It's mostly the usual listing of previous duties then these 6 questions I need to think up the examples for... They're the kind of questions that really throw me in interviews (at least I've time to think with application forms).
It's really annoying 'cos, for example, I've got a pretty impressive natural flair for problem-solving and I reckon most people I work with would see it as my single-best skill. If someone presented me with a problem in a work situation I'd be great but if someone says in an interview "name a time when you solved a problem" I utterly freeze.