What do the workshops cover?
Career Development and Employment Services deliver workshops in various locations throughout the year. Below is a list of workshop topics delivered in Room 108, The ClockTower. See also what students say about the workshops.
Do you know how to market your qualifications, skills, work experience, and personal qualities to show prospective employers how well you match the job? Learn about the main principles for preparing a strong cover letter and CV, plus practical suggestions for headings, content and layout.
Workshop content includes:
- Identifying your skills
- Researching effectively to discover what employers are looking for
- Detailed discussion of an effective example CV and cover letter
To prepare, see also How to write a great CV.
This workshop is for those who are applying for the upcoming recruitment round and would like some tips and advice on doing well during this process - or for those who would just like to know more about psychometric tests.
This workshop will cover:
- Definition of assessment centres
- Definition of psychometric tests
- Why employers use them
- Types of tests
- What to expect in a test
- How to prepare
For more information, visit Psychometric and selection tests.
Do you have polished interview skills to ensure you make a positive first impression and answer questions effectively? In this interactive workshop you will learn about different types of interviews, the typical interview process and how best to prepare for it.
The workshop covers:
- common interview questions
- interview formats (phone conference, online and face to face)
- answering behavioural questions
- preparation for job interviews.
To help you prepare, see also Successful job interviews.
Why and how can I ‘sell’ myself to prospective employers?
We are all unique and we should be able to identify our unique selling points to market ourselves not only to employers, but to the world.
Branding is not as simple as coming up with a personal statement it is very much about self awareness. The image you convey on paper (in your CV for example) must reflect how you deliver on brand, how you act, present yourself and follow through with the message you send out.
At this workshop you will learn:
- how you might identify your unique selling points
- how to develop a simple and professional image that people will like
- what an ‘elevator’ statement is
- how you make yourself memorable.