1. Is Debut free?
Yes Debut is completely free for students, no adverts, no premium version just a free app for you to use during your career search.
2. What kind of positions will I find on Debut?
You will find all manner of positions on Debut! We currently have a broad range of roles, including internships and graduate schemes. We also feature employers from a number of different global industries so there is something for every student on Debut.
3. Will you have more jobs in the future?
Most definitely! We are expanding soon to increase the number of large employers as well as introducing small companies and start-ups. Our ambition is to be the go-to place for students looking for an internship or graduate career from their mobile phone.
4. Can I apply directly to companies via Debut?
You will be able to apply directly to a job with L’Oreal after playing L’Oreal’s “The Seeker”, ordinarily you would need to go through their application stage.
We are currently working with the employers to build in the possibility of applying directly from your mobile phone.
5. What is a Talent Spot?
A Talent Spot is how an employer contacts you with unique opportunities directly through Debut. These opportunities may include invitations to private campus events, webinars, invitations to apply or fast tracks to interviews or assessment centres. Companies send out these talent spots to students who meet their hiring criteria so it is recommended you take some time to fill out your profile to maximise your chances of employers finding you. Talent Spots require push notifications to be enabled.
6. If I log in with Facebook, can companies see my Facebook profile?
No they cannot see any social activity through Debut.
However, companies are free to research potential candidates on social media channels if they wish so as a general rule of thumb we would recommend you tidy up your profiles ahead of your job search!
7. Do employers see my game performance and does it affect my chances of getting a job?
The current games are educational and fun, and have zero impact on any application.
We will introduce games that tie in psychometric testing and other cognitive functions at a later date, however these games will be clearly marked.
8. Why do you need my date of birth, gender, nationality and ethnicity?
A number of employers would like to increase the diversity of their workforce. Being the first mobile app with access to such a bright and diverse pool of talent (you guys) we feel that we have an opportunity to help employers achieve this. To do this we collect data to help monitor our user base, making sure everybody has access to opportunities and help to inform employers on how they can improve access to opportunities. We do not share this information with anyone else.
9. Can companies see my age, gender, nationality and ethnicity data?
No, not for individual profiles on Debut. If you choose to submit this information to them outside of Debut as part of the application process then this is outside of Debut’s control.
Companies may use Debut to raise awareness of specific events or relevant information to various demographic groups but at no point is individual data disclosed to companies.
10. What have mobile games got to do with getting me a job?
Gamification holds a number of promising opportunities for the graduate recruitment process. At the moment the games within Debut are designed to be fun and educate players on various companies instead of the static content you would normally have to read. We will introduce functional games at a later date where you can prove various skills to enhance your applications to employers.
11. Do I only get to see jobs from companies I am matched with?
No, the matching algorithm is designed to help you prioritise applications by showing you those that match the preferences you think are important for your career that you selected when registering.
You can still see all of the available opportunities on Debut and use the filters to refine the results to see more or less of what you want.
The reason for the matching feature on Debut is that research has shown that many graduates and interns do not properly consider their own preferences and what they are best suited for ahead of their job search. This leads to a poor first role experience and a high attrition rate amongst early careers employees. To combat this we want to get students thinking about what they really want to do by considering the different types of workplace and what different employers can offer. We anonymously survey thousands of employed graduates and interns who are a few years ahead of you to rank each of these preferences without their employer interfering. This gives you a real reflection of whether a potential employer does actually incorporate these preferences.
12. Can I change my preferences and sectors of interest?
Yes you can, within your profile you can change these in the ‘Edit Profile’ area of the ‘You’ tab.
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