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The Global Hot Seat

Join us in our interactive Global Hotseat session to find out what graduate recruiters are looking for from candidates on a national and global level in the war for talent.

Date/Time: Wednesday 22 February, 16:00-17:00

Venue: Business School (room number to be displayed in Business School reception area on the day)

Global Employability with

  • Andrew Mears, Group Managing Director, Solutions Recruitment
  • Nick Mellish, Senior Manager, Global Payments, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Jack Richardson, Deputy Director, Recruitment Operations, Civil Service HR 
  • Naomi Oosman Watts (Chair), Assistant Director, Career Management, Newcastle University Careers Service 

Learn what the dos and don’ts of an interview are from the experts themselves and watch some of your fellow students as they are interviewed in front of a live audience.

As part of the Global Hotseat we are also looking for 15 students to be interviewed the morning of the GaGA event on Wednesday 22 February for an imaginary graduate level job at Hot Seat Inc.

You will be invited for a ten-minute interview conducted by our Careers Service and top graduate recruiters to test your interview skills. All you need to do is sign up and submit your CV by 12:00 (noon) on Friday 17 February. 

The top three interviewees will make it through to the final and will be invited to be interviewed in the Global Hotseat session…in front of a live student audience!

This is perfect chance to practice your interview skills and get feedback on your technique from the experts themselves- HR Directors and our Careers Service. With prizes of £100 in vouchers for the winner, £50 for the runner up and £25 for third place, what have you got to lose?!

If you are thinking about applying to be interviewed for the Global Hotseat session, don’t forget the Careers Service has a wealth of information on how to prepare for interviews. You can even practice interviews by visiting the Careers Service or try their Interview Simulator.

The Global Hotseat was one of our most popular session at last year’s Gain a Global Advantage event, so sign up as early as possible to avoid disappointment!

Click here for more information about the role: Hot Seat Inc. Graduate Programme Role Description (PDF doc). 

Unfortunately, all of our slots to be interviewed are now full and so we are unable to take any more applications. However, if you’re keen to improve your interview skills, attending the session in the audience will still give you great insight into what global employers are looking for in interview scenarios.

Prefer to be in the audience instead? Sign up to attend this session below.