09 Feb Sajjad Hyder
Work location: Guildford, UK
Job title: Assessed GPRS Customer Support Engineer
Company: Ericsson Ltd
Degree : MSc Data Communications Systems
What my job involves
I interact with customers on daily basis and it requires visiting the customer sites. I attend the meetings to discuss the registered issues with customers and update regularly.
My job also involves providing an initial feedback on the issues raised by customers and then I interact with 2nd and 3rd line in order to provide solutions and remedies.
What I did to get the job
1) Decided what I wanted to do
2) Researched related companies
3) Researched the application process.
4) Applied for graduate roles.
5) Prepared before hand, for online tests.
6) Prepared for assessment tests and interviews.
Repeat from (1) to (6) until was offered a place
What I gained from the UK experience
I worked part time in the student cafe to finance myself.I also a member of the Brunel Drama Society.I won the “Volunteer award for 2006. These are the healthy activities and certainly open up the mind to have some exposure. It also helped me to prepare myself for competency based questions/interviews. I had no previous professional experience, and these activities helped me to talk to employer during interviews.
My top tips for international students
When starting Post graduate studies, decide what you want to do and what are the related hiring companies. Find out the application process and this way you will start a year, with goals in your minds, already
- Use career services
- WORK HARD TO GET YOUR SELVES PREPARED FOR HIRING PROCESS
- Good grades dont guarantee good jobs