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Pareto Law

Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Pareto Law

Application Advice: Be unflinching.

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), Market Research

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Johnson & Johnson

Business Intelligence Executive, Market Research at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Feel comfortable with large amounts of data. Not necessarily 'maths' skills but a large part of the role is understanding and condensing large volumes of information into actionable insights. Also be able to demonstrate how you have handled ambiguity and things that are new to you as you are given responsibility straight away and may not necessarily fully understand your area.

Interview Advice: J&J always ask about the 'leadership imperatives'- When have you lead, shaped, connected and delivered. You can find information on these online and the entire interview is structured around these four competencies.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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IPG Mediabrands

Social Data Analyst, Performly at IPG Mediabrands

Application Advice: Grades are important but the thing that makes the difference is being a polite, friendly, sociable character.

Interview Advice: Research the company properly. IPG is such a large organisation and individuals that work in the organisation can be lost in the complex web of the various organisations that make up IPG. Grappling with this will be impressive to anyone performing the interview.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself. Everyone who gets hired at ABF all have the same values- it's not about competitiveness but about helping each other.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Thales

Marketing Graduate, at Thales

Application Advice: Teamwork, collaboration, innovation and confidence are key to getting a job at Thales. These are some of the qualities the recruitment team will be looking for in the application process, so show off those skills. Other normal rules apply. Tailor your CV and cover letter, research the company etc. Find the Thales values (website) and have a think about how you can demonstrate you display them.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Curve

Marketing and Community Champion, Marketing at Curve

Application Advice: Be committed to taking on the responsibility for your role. Teams function on everyone championing their own position, and so a self-starter attitude is a must.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm for the role and for your previous achievements, as these shine through when identifying who would proudly fit into the team.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Mindshare

Account Executive, Business Planning at Mindshare

Application Advice: I went through a recruiter.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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BT (British Telecom)

Consumer Insight Manager, Consumer Insight at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Know exactly what you want to do in the company and work really hard to get to know as many people as possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and research the company as much as possible. There is so much going on at BT so you need to know your stuff up to date because it changes very quickly.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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IPG Mediabrands

Insight and Mapping Exective, Insight and Creative at IPG Mediabrands

Application Advice: Have a clear understanding of mapping/GIS software.

Interview Advice: How you would manage your time with short deadlines and how would you know which to prioritise.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Have a good knowledge of the grocery market and how it is performing.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Manager, Retail at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Do your research, we are a research agency. Be yourself in the application process, a large part of the application process will be whether you fit into out company culture- so show your personality.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and do your research about the industry, our competitors and the consumer market today.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Manager, Fashion at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Showcase experience of working with clients, in teams, any extra-curricular things show that you are sociable and like to try new things.

Interview Advice: Be personable, we deal with clients and it's all about building relationships, also keep up to date on current affairs as this always feeds into our work.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Fashion at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Be interested in what's going on in the total market, the role is very data/excel heavy so make sure that's what you want to do. Show that you are personable as this is the most important thing when meeting with clients.

Interview Advice: If you were the Managing director what would your objective be for the year? Who are Kantars competitors? Tell me something interesting that's going on in the market? What's something interesting that you've seen in the news? - Make this very individual and not just some headline you've seen on the DailyMail app. What brand do you admire and why? (Again make it individual no matter how small.)

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Client Service – Usage at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Teamwork and analysis skills are key to the job so emphasize these in your application.

Interview Advice: The presentation is the most important part of the assessment day. They are looking for how you deal with data and how you can use data to build a compelling story. Most importantly they are looking for a strong point of view (backed up by data) - don't waffle on your interview answers or presentation recommendation. Interview is fairly standard - talk through your resume first (they may pull out one or two points that they find interesting and ask you to explain more). Then there are the usual competency questions. Finally there are a set of questions about how you would go about building client relationships and ways to make an impact with clients. At the very end I was asked to give a 30 second pitch for why they should hire me.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Manager, Client Service- Retail at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: This role is heavily based in data. Something that isn't necessarily made clear in the job description.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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IPG Mediabrands

Research Assistant, Research at IPG Mediabrands

Application Advice: Do your research! It seems obvious, but research the company and the role properly (particularly why you want to work here). It also helps to brush up on your maths skills if they are rusty.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Mindshare

Account Executive, Business Planning at Mindshare

Interview Advice: Confidence is important.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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CRODA

Market Insights, Polymer Additves at CRODA

Application Advice: Do some basic research of the business before applying. Although the graduate scheme is very flexible and adaptable it's better to have an idea if you want to apply for the technical programme of the graduate development programme which allows you to rotate between technical and commercial roles.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is a 3 day process where you will get to know the other candidates and the assessors well. Be yourself and enjoy these days, this time is as much about finding out if you want to work for the company as well as the other way round.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Nielsen

Graduate Client Manager, Client Service at Nielsen

Application Advice: Read up on the industry and keep up to date with market trends as it is a fast moving competitive market.

Interview Advice: Do your background reading on the company and industry but make sure your personality comes out!

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Nielsen

Client Account Manager, Client Service at Nielsen

Application Advice: Bring your personality across Be honest Know about the FMCG industry Understand the consumer and retail landscape

Interview Advice: Do your research on Nielsen and the industry Be yourself

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Nielsen

Graduate Client Manager, Client Service at Nielsen

Application Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Nielsen

Graduate Client Manager, Client Service at Nielsen

Application Advice: Think about how you could add value to a client if you were given the role, and think about approaches you would take. The main interview consists of group exercises, so prepare accordingly. Make sure you speak up, but also ensure you show you work well with others, listening to their ideas, and encourage quieter members to join in. Be confident in being able to present.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Thomson Reuters

Strategy & Business Development Analyst, Enterprise Transformation Strategy & Operations at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: -Be curious and ask questions -Show that you're a global citizen

Interview Advice: -Prepare for live case studies -Speak to people at the firm to understand current events; the company is undergoing a lot of changes, so be clear you understand the direction of the firm -Answer strength based questions truthfully

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Vodafone

Analytics Specialist, Consumer CVM at Vodafone

Application Advice: Be positive, emphasise your potential and your passions

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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AXA

Insight Manager, Insight at AXA

Application Advice: Focus on your broad range of business skills and showing leadership potential.

Interview Advice: Competency questions and role plays were involved.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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RB

Marketing Executive, at RB

Application Advice: - Ensure you do a lot of research on the company culture to ensure you are fit for the company

Interview Advice: - Ensure you read financial statements and know the business very well. Previous commercial experience is useful

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Mindshare

Account Executive, Business Planning at Mindshare

Application Advice: CV

Interview Advice: Maths Test English Test Team Building Short Interview - asked about advertising and maths knowledge

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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DAS

DAS

Application Advice: Choose a brand for your brand essay that is slightly unusual and that you are actually passionate about. Make sure you answer the question and give actual examples of campaigns, initiatives that would improve the brand's reputation, influence, segments etc.

Interview Advice: be yourself- it's more of a chat to get to know you don't be afraid of talking about non-work related experience, this shows your versatility and that you have interests make sure you have concrete examples e.g. team leadership etc, to make yourself look more credible when claiming these attributes.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Hilti GB Ltd

Specialist, Strategic Marketing at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Prepare very well for the interview by researching company values, business model, products etc.

Interview Advice: Be honest and show who you really are.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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CRODA

Graduate Trainee, Market Research at CRODA

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: Know why you want to work for Croda

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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L'Oreal

Marketing Management Trainee, Consumer market research at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Do real research into the company to understand how it organises its business in terms of division and category. Understand the core competencies in recruitment and produce relevant evidence of your experience in these areas from academic, extra-curricular and professional environments. Think laterally about what qualities L'Oreal needs and what YOU can add to the office. Ask yourself whether you are genuinely excited by beauty, both as a commercial industry and as a career choice as you need a significant level of enthusiasm to be productive in this industry. Get into store and look at beauty products. Look at product commercials and marketing campaigns online, on TV and in press. Find some connection you have in the beauty industry and ask them to help you understand what are the current trends in beauty both in product categories and points of purchase (e.g. in retailers or online).

Interview Advice: Get into retailers and look at how the products are presented and sold. Look at L'Oreal's yearly accounts and see what the winners and losers were. Pick a product that you particularly like or dislike and do some preliminary analysis of its strategy: target audience, advertising (whether its TV, online, press), key benefits, end look, UPS... Undertake some practice SWOT analyses of products already in the market. Ask yourself what three competencies you are best at and what three areas you could improve most and how this would be of value to L'Oreal. Be creative. Be confident.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Thales

Communications Officer, Advanced Weapons at Thales

Application Advice: Once through the online assessment, there is an assessment centre day. This involved a group role play task - be yourself, show your strengths and make sure you are heard. They can't assess you if you don't do anything! Following the role play there is a written assessment, much like anything you would have done at school/university, so thats not frightening. Then there is the standard psychometric tests. Its about 5hrs and do not be overly scared, there assessors are there to help!

Interview Advice: Be calm! The interview is absolutely fine. They are there to find out more about you, and whether you'd fit into the company as a person, not necessarily out there to catch you out and make you feel stupid!

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Optimisa Research

Research Executive, Qualitative and Quantitative Research at Optimisa Research

Application Advice: Be ready to get involved straight away with both internal projects and external client projects Be really willing to try your hand at different parts of the business straight away Have an eye for detail and be really curious about everything!

Interview Advice: Have a really good grasp of what market research is before attending the interview - it's different to marketing! Any examples of research projects you've read about or been involved in Other questions can be about what motivates you, what are your interests outside of work

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Optimisa Research

Research Executive, at Optimisa Research

Application Advice: It's a real bonus if you're naturally analytical and inquisitive

Interview Advice: Know about the company and what type of work you'd be doing. Demonstrate your personality and be honest about your weakness - think of how you could turn them into strengths.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Optimisa Research

Research Executive, London at Optimisa Research

Application Advice: Be yourself. The people interviewing are really interested in your personality so don't try to be too professional. If you're genuinely interested in Market Research then let that shine through because it counts for a lot.

Interview Advice: The assessment day is tough and there are lots of different aspects to it. The interview is only part of this and they really really want to find out what type of person you are, there's no need to show off or put on a front because they'll keep grilling you with questions until that barrier is down!

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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dunnhumby

Research Associate, Market Research at dunnhumby

Application Advice: - Get your maths skills up to scratch so you can knock out those SHL tests But before you even apply, decide what sort of work/life balance you're after. If you want a £50k salary straight away and are happy to work a 75 hour week, perhaps look somew

Interview Advice: - For your phone interview, revise STAR technique, have classic answers ready for why you want to join etc. Look up the company values - in what ways have you displayed these in your life to date? - Interviews and Assessment centre: do research about T

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Dentsu Aegis Network

Insight and Evaluation Assistant, Carat UK at Dentsu Aegis Network

Application Advice: Make sure that you understand exactly what it is that a media company does and the difference between media planning, buying etc.

Interview Advice: none

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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dunnhumby

Analyst, at dunnhumby

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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CRU

Consultant, Steel Raw Materials at CRU

Application Advice: Do not follow stereotypes and think that a job in analysis is for "geeks" or introverts. An increasingly important part of our daily tasks include engaging with the market: in this respect, your application should provide strong evidence of effective communication skills.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have an idea of how to forecast the price of a commodity. You do not need to know the details of complex econometric models, but you should be able to sustain a discussion on the factors affecting commodity markets. Your interviewer will be looking for the ability to critically analyse trends, and explain them in a clear and succinct manner. After all that's what the job is all about!

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Grocery Retail at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Understand the market that you are applying for the and the key competitors in it, also understand the differences between what Kantar does versus the likes of Nielsen. Make sure you know the reasons you want to work in market research and what kind of things market researchers look at.

Interview Advice: Practice the presentation for the assessment day, it is probably one of the most important parts of the day getting it right allows you to get an interview in the afternoon. Be prepared to answer with a few reasons as to why you chose Kantar and why you chose market research. Also be sure to know an example of a product you recently bought and the key sales points behind its marketing

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Cateogry Analyst, Client Services at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: I have a history degree, so don't worry if you don't think you know much about excel etc If you're willing to try, you do get taught everything on the job.

Interview Advice: Don't get so caught up in the content for your presentation, that you forget to practice presenting.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Analyst, Market Research Analytics at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Market Research has lots of different roles - from very analytical/technical to client-facing. Choose the one that is really suited to your skills/preferences.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Commercial / Account Management at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: I came in through the graduate scheme, for which they recruit many people. The questions for the phone interview have not changed in a few years, and they can be found online.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the difference between marketing and market research, and show that you have an interest in consumer behaviour.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Fresh at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Research the role Understand what we do and our services Be passionate and enthusiastic

Interview Advice: Prepare competency based examples and demonstrate how you had impact. Be confident, enthusiastic and passionate. Sell yourself and show your personality.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Client Services – Fresh at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Be yourself! They're not trying to trick you and actually the intial application is much less difficult than most grad scheme applications. The first stage is an online test and then you'll have a telephone interview. In the interview they'll ask you whether you want to work in marketing or market research - if you are looking for a marketing role, this isn't it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they are just trying to work out if you're the type of person that would fit with the company. They like you to have an opinion, rather than sit on the fence, but they will challenge you.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Commercial at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Be prepared to give your own opinions, back up with some facts. Share your thoughts, show an interest in the business. know about the FMCG market. practise your presentation and be honest when you don't know something. you could not show enough passion even if you don't fully understand the market. they don't expect you to know everything

Interview Advice: Draw from previous experience, highlight your strengths, be aware of weaknesses and always have a plan on how to combat those weaknesses. Know what is on your cv and application. Your life experience on your cv is very important.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Nestle at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Know what the difference between marketing and market research is, think about what brands you like and don't like and why, what supermarkets you like and don't like and why

Interview Advice: Do some brief background research on the company and the clients, presentation is the most important part of the day

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Fresh Foods at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: The markets we research are very fast moving and I think it is important to show a real interest in current trends. If you have any experience with clients then I would highlight it as it will be a key part of your role from Day 1.

Interview Advice: You'll be asked to prepare a presentation as part of the interview process and I would really concentrate on the story-telling element.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Be yourself otherwise you wont fit into the company

Interview Advice: Research the company really well and the clients they work for. Be innovative with presentations

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Fashion at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Confidence in presenting - practice!

Interview Advice: During assessment centre day - presentation stage - have confidences and give clear recommendations at end of presentation

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Fashion at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Be aware that the role involves a fair bit of data analysis so you must be comfortable with numbers - but don't worry there aren't difficult statistics involved!

Interview Advice: Role of market research in a company's business

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Key Accounts at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Try to come across as interested and curious about things.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax- let your personality come through.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Key Accounts at Kantar Worldpanel

Interview Advice: Research competitors and consider what makes Kantar different in terms of both their strengths and weaknesses. Really prepare for the assessmen day and the presentation you will have to complete. Try to think commercially and consider the services Kantar offer when completing this. Show curiousity as this will be required in the role.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Key Accounts at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and go the extra mile to research the company. If you can understand what Kantar does on a day-to-day basis it will allow you to perform better in interviews and assessment days.

Interview Advice: Have a couple of industry terms up your sleeve and read over some industry blogs/ websites to gain a wider understanding of the FMCG market.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Analyst, Retail Team/Commerical at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Make sure you actually want the job and research what you will be doing day to day. The job is quite data heavy so be aware.

Interview Advice: Research the FMCG industry and understand the actual job itself.

Industry: Arts & Media, Market Research

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Tesco

Graduate Trainee Analyst, at Tesco

Application Advice: Research the company and make sure you keep on top of current affairs involving Tesco. Also look into the Tesco values and make sure they match your own before applying.

Interview Advice: Be confident, strong and well researched.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, Market Research

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