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Jaguar Land Rover

PR Officer, Public Relations at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't try to be someone just to get the job. Focus on how your past experiences are relevant to a role in PR, communications and events. Communication, planning and organisation skills are key. You need to be able to work alone as well as in a team, as often members of the team are away on events.

Interview Advice: How was your work experience relevant to this specific role. Read up about the company's values, if you don't fell you suit these values, don't apply. Be positive and don't panic!

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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GlaxoSmithKline

Manager, Government Affairs, Public Policy and Patient Advocacy at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Really do your research, particularly into the industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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GlaxoSmithKline

Communications Graduate, Corporate & Social Responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Make your application based on the values and mission of the company you're applying to.

Interview Advice: Absolutely be yourself in your interview otherwise when/if you get the position, you won't be a natural fit for the company.

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Norfolk County Council

Customer Service and Communications Intern, Communications at Norfolk County Council

Application Advice: Showing keenness and be willing will to go a long way in your application.

Interview Advice: Carefully research the council, read their current news, research people interviewing you on LinkedIn, dress smartly and arrive on time.

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Imperial Tobacco

Public Affairs Coordinator, Paris office at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be yourself: Imperial does not only look for smart/efficient people, but also for people with a strong personality. Show your innovation capabilities during the process. Take time to get some knowledge on the tobacco environment in your country: competitors, prices, regulation.

Interview Advice: Be ready for the traditional question: "you applied for this position: what do you think we do in this job?"

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Transport for London

CEM&C Graduate, Communications at Transport for London

Application Advice: Make sure that your enthusiasm for working at TfL shines through. They don't expect you to know everything before you start, but wish to find candidates that are willing to learn.

Interview Advice: There was a presentation, group task, competency interview and logic test.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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Transport for London

Assistant Press Officer, Campaigns at Transport for London

Application Advice: Be yourself, be honest and open and give your very best.

Interview Advice: Be natural and friendly.

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Octopus Group

Junior Account Executive, Brand Enagement at Octopus Group

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Why this industry? Previous experience? Interests outside of work.

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Octopus Group

Junior Account Executive, Brand Engagement at Octopus Group

Application Advice: Be genuine. I applied through Twitter - it was good evidence of me being proactive in the field I want to work in.

Interview Advice: Octopus is big on corporate culture, open and friendly!

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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Octopus Group

Junior Account Executive, Brand Engagement at Octopus Group

Application Advice: Be confident, interview process is as much about your personality as it is your knowledge of the job. Research some of the clients the company works with, learn about the UK tech scene in particular!

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Press at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: NFU Mutual has quite distinctive values and ways of working so try to show that your personal values reflect this. The role is designed to prepare you to become "future leaders" so try to emphasize that you really want to become part of the culture/organisation for the long run. Do some background research on NFU Mutual and its services.

Interview Advice: Same as above but also just come across enthusiastically and generally pleasant - someone that will fit well in to any team as you will be rotating around during your scheme.

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Telefonica

Internal Communications Business Partner, Communications at Telefonica

Application Advice: Give it your all and be a little different. O2 is focused on being a customer centric business that takes risks eg. The O2, launching giffgaff etc. so don't be afraid of being a little different.

Interview Advice: I can't really remember now. But be calm, O2 is not looking for the most competitive, cut-throat people.

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Vodafone

Corporate Communications Executive, External Communications at Vodafone

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they are looking for candidates who have potential not necessarily tons of experience.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Show you have an interest in the area of media/news etc

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Show you have personality, be relaxed and comfortable. It doesn't matter if you don't have loads of experience, but make sure you show how things you have done in the past relate to a career in PR.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Know your strengths and interests - there are lots of different aspects to this job e.g. media relations, writing etc. So if one thing in particular interests you then make it known and you can pursue it.

Interview Advice: Allow personality to come through, PR is about making relationships and a big part of that is having a personality, not being a corporate robot.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Senior Account Executive, Consumer + Brand at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Graduates looking to enter the jungle (that's what we call the office!) need to demonstrate personality as much as talent. Interesting people make great communicators, and we're always looking for people who bring charisma and character to the office.

Interview Advice: Ask questions as much as you answer them.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Marketing & New Business Manager, Marketing at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Go in with an open mind and thick skin, it will be frustrating at times but ultimately rewarding and your learning curve will go practically vertical if you listen carefully and work to their strengths and not just yours.

Interview Advice: Get to understand the agency and what it's goals are, what they look for in a candidate beyond the norm.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Team Assistant, at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard, turn yourself to any type of task, talk and communicate with different people all the time, work to tight deadlines, stop what you're doing to do what someone else tells you is urgent.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work in PR? When have you shown strong attention to detail, reliability and flexibility? Why are you interested in consumer PR? How do you communicate with people well? Is social media important? What experience in communications do you have? General questions about university/previous job.

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Sky

Corporate Affairs Graduate, Corporate Affairs at Sky

Application Advice: Try and incorporate relevant, up to date examples of campaigns that have impressed you.

Interview Advice: Know Sky inside and out - research recent innovations, anything about the company that has been in the news etc.

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Thales

Internal communications co-ordinator, Communications at Thales

Application Advice: Spend time focusing on picking out the important parts of your work experience - make sure it's all relevant to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be honest, if you don't know something don't try to blag it! Just be honest and say that you don't know or you haven't heard of that before. You are not expected to know everything before you even start at the company.

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Arcadis

Senior PR & Communications executive, MARCOM at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn about the company - they do so much and part of an even bigger story - ARCADIS!

Interview Advice: Learn about the company - they do so much and part of an even bigger story - ARCADIS!

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Junior Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: What you put in is what you get out. It is an incredibly fun place to work but it is also hard work.

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions - it shows that you're interested and that you really want to be there.

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Telefonica

PR Executive, PR at Telefonica

Application Advice: Be yourself and show what's different and interesting about you. Be relaxed and natural and let your personality come across.

Interview Advice: If you had unlimited money what campaign would you run (marketing)? If you were an animal what animal would you be?

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GE

Communications Leadership Development Program, Communications at GE

Application Advice: Focus on learning. Too many people come straight out of university and are already referring to themselves as a 'leader' on their C.V. No one, no matter how book smart you are, is a leader at 21/22. Up until this point you've only learned how to lead yourself. Being a leader of a team, in a global company, is something entirely different and requires a different set of skills. Be present. Stop focusing on where you want to be in 6, 12, 18 months time and just get on with it. Do your very best at the job you've been given and people will notice. People of our generation have grown up in a culture of narcissism where a good hair day, muscles, or a well timed joke can get you noticed by thousands in a matter of hours. In the workplace, sustained and valiant effort is the only way you will gain the sort of notoriety worth having. Have a loose picture of where you want to be in ten years but don't always go searching for that next promotion before you even have a foot in the door. Don't ask your interviewer 'So how can I get your job?'. Talk about development, observation.

Interview Advice: Make a word doc. of commonly asked interview questions (hello Google), and questions you think may come up based on the position you're applying for. Practice these over and over with your mum/dad/friends. Know some stock answers for your run of the mill competency questions, and how to tailor them when those questions are tweaked. Ask the people around you for honest critque. Do you 'um' too much, stutter, speak too fast or too quiet? All stuff you'd rather have them point out than a HR Manager over the phone when they tell you that you were unsuccessful this time round. Practice presenting in front of a group of friends. You're all going through the same thing, so they should be understanding. Why not all have a go? Make a list of dos and don'ts - they all have to drink for every 'do' you manage to work in, and you have to drink for every don't!

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Transport for London

Graduate Press Officer, Press Office at Transport for London

Application Advice: I would try and get as much experience (work, volunteering or extra-curricular) as possible so that you have a variety of examples to use when questioned about how you fulfill certain competencies.

Interview Advice: Be confident. The best way to do this is by thoroughly preparing - it's also worth drafting some questions before you go to show that you're interested and know what the company is about.

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Telefonica

Internal Communications Manager (Marketing grad scheme), Communications at Telefonica

Application Advice: Just give it a go! I had no Marketing experience so thought there was no chance of getting the role but I did and am very happy here.

Interview Advice: Started with online form (standard long questions), then online tests (not too stretching just Verbal and non-Verbal as far as I remember), then an online interview - the questions pop up on the screen and you have a limited amount of time to answer them, no interaction with an interviewer so you can do this whenever suits you. Final part is a day long assessment centre full of team and individual challenges as well as interviews.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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Jaguar Land Rover

PR Communications Officer, Global PR Team at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show your understanding of the two brands (Jaguar and Land Rover) and their media presence.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is tough but try and be calm - have evidence and examples to back up all of your points.

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Vodafone

Internal Communications Adviser, Internal Communications at Vodafone

Application Advice: Think about what you have done and the transferable skills you have gained from that experience. Show you are interested in gaining exposure to different areas of the business. Don't just focus on academic and work experience - extra curricular activities and your hobbies are important to talk about too because you gain a lot from them that you may not even realise.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and know how to talk about any previous experience you have and how it will help you progress within the company. Ask questions - it shows your interested in the company. Do your research and be able to discuss current affairs that are relevant to Vodafone.

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GlaxoSmithKline

Communications and Government Affaird Associate, Communications and Government Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be honest, and really think about whether you can work in a slow industry.

Interview Advice: Ask about the values.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Junior Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Everyone here is so passionate about the clients and the company they represent and this shows in the great ideas they have. Everyones opinions are equal here and it's important to work as part of a team, so people who can voice their ideas and who are not afraid to get stuck in would do well here.

Interview Advice: Straightforward answers about why you would be ideal for the role are always appreciated. Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses - you can't be good at everything, and 3 Monkeys is a great place to nurture the skills you already have as well as learn new ones. Experience is valuable, but having a spark, showing your enthusiasm to get involved and showing you are capable of great ideas is important too.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Junior Account Executive, Microsoft at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Keep calm and be so very organised

Interview Advice: Show where you've been a team player and coped well under trying times

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Account Executive, Digital and Social at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Make sure your CV demonstrates that you are passionate for the role/area that you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! The interview was very conversational. Also, back up what you say with examples.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Junior Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Only apply if you feel that you are good at organising and communicating. My job includes a real mix of both and without strong organisational skills it could all get very overwhelming.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know how to write a press release (basic knowledge is fine), show how your passed experience has made you a confident communicator and brilliant organiser, and practice making sure that you can pick out spelling and grammar mistakes as this will be one of the tests.

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Junior Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Present yourself as open-minded and willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Be up-to-date on the latest publications and media relevant to the team you are applying to.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: While all current job placements are on the website, don't underestimate the power of a speculative letter. 3 Monkeys has a fantastic talent acquisition manager with an eye for those with the right skills and personality - he'll be sure to pick up the phone when the right opportunity comes up.

Interview Advice: As a junior member of staff, the interview process is probably more about assessing how you will fit in with the team than your aptitude towards completely the job's day to day tasks. They're looking for people who have something to say for themselves, would be fun to work with, and can work in a team filled with varied characters.

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Allied Energy

Marketing and Research Assistant, at Allied Energy

Application Advice: Research the industry well.

Interview Advice: Make sure you can answer questions like: what do you know about the fertilizer market? Or, if someone asks you why you are interested in marketing, make sure you have a good answer that explains why you are interested in that job.

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GlaxoSmithKline

Communications, Communications at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Take your time when you fill out the application form - get someone else to double check it for you for mistakes. Remember to research into the company so you can explain why you want to work there.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - if you're not people can always tell.

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DAS

DAS Accelerate Management Trainee, at DAS

Application Advice: Be genuine and passionate about marketing and communications!

Interview Advice: Have good examples to back up all your answers. Do your research!

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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Sky

Corporate Affairs at Sky

Application Advice: Show why you are passionate about working at Sky and what you can bring to Corporate Affairs. It's an exciting company to work for and there is plenty of research you can do beforehand.

Interview Advice: I was asked about why I want to work in Corporate Affairs, why I want to work at Sky and then behavioural questions such as when have I had to persuade someone, when I have had to work in a team and if I was to do something differently in a situation.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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DAS

Account Manager, Public Relations at DAS

Application Advice: Be authentic and be yourself. Be honest about why you are interested in this industry and what you have to offer.

Interview Advice: Take a genuine interest in campaigns you admire and be able to talk about them at interview.

Industry: Arts & Media, Public Relations

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