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Career development sessions

We offer a variety of bespoke workshops available for staff to book for their students. Below is an outline of topics we can cover and we are more than happy to work with you on making the workshop content bespoke to your programme.

For all our careers events, please refer students and graduates to our list of events.

Writing a Winning CV and Covering Letter

This workshop will help students to create a CV and covering letter that communicates with impact. The workshop will cover knowing the common mistakes people make when writing their CV, thinking about how to communicate skills, knowledge and experience; understand the importance of content and presentation; view and critique a range of CVs and know how to write a covering letter that is targeted to a specific job.

Making Effective Job Applications

The session will cover content, layout, and how to sell skills, knowledge and experience in an application, whether on paper or online. This is a practical workshop looking at how to write strong applications for jobs and postgraduate study. The session will cover content and layout for applications for part-time work, as well graduate level jobs.

Preparing for Psychometric Tests

Graduate employers, large and small, are increasingly using tests in their recruitment processes. This workshop will provide an insight into what to expect of psychometric tests, increase confidence in how to prepare and provide an opportunity to sample and practice some common tests. It will also give an overview of resources available to practice further.

Personality Profiling with the Myers Briggs Indicator Types

This session will introduce the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, a personality profiling tool that is used in organisations worldwide to improve the effectiveness of communication, team working, decision making and problem solving. Is somebody a big picture person or do they prefer detail? How do people make decisions? Ever wondered why some struggle with routine and are more productive when a deadline is looming? Myers Briggs Type Indicators is a powerful tool to help people understand themselves, the impact they have on others and how different personality styles and preferences can work together in complementary ways. 

Job Hunting That Works

It’s not what you know but who you know…This workshop will provide an understanding of how the job market works and how job searchers can use this knowledge to broaden the strategies they use to approach the job market and land that graduate role. It will help students recognise that employers are all different and will approach looking for recruits in different ways, to know which approaches are most effective and recognise how networking can help. Students will develop a personal strategy adapted to the sector they are targeting.

Preparing for a Recruitment or Careers Fair

What is a recruitment fair?  What is it for?  What do employers expect from students and graduates that attend recruitment fairs? All these questions and more are answered in this practical workshop which guides students through the do’s and don’ts of how to impress at recruitment events! Careers Fairs are an invaluable way to meet with employers face to face, find out more about organisations, discover job opportunities and most importantly of all, impress. This workshop will help people prepare for an upcoming fair and make the most of their time on the day!

Mini Mock Assessment Centre

This session will help students feel more confident when invited to an assessment centre and find out more about what to expect on the day. More recruiters than ever are using more sophisticated recruitment activities that range from group discussions/tasks, presentations, psychometric tests, in-tray exercises and interviews and students will be given the opportunity to take part in a group activity and group presentation exercise.

Using Social Media for your Career

This is a practical session for those interested in using social media for career development, networking and job search. Social media used well can be a great way to make the most of connections, evidence employability and enhance job searching in a more creative way. This workshop will help those who have several social media accounts sitting idle because they're unsure of how to make the most of them. The workshop will explore the pros and cons of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and social media in general.

Personal Branding 

Developing a personal brand will provide the tools to make the right impact with potential employers. By developing a brand, an increased self-awareness will allow students to successfully market themselves, effectively demonstrate their talents and develop a unique selling point that will give them the edge in the highly competitive employment market.

Emotional intelligence

The workshop is an overview of the five key skills that underpin EI, and how mastery over each one of them is essential to success in the workplace. Developing Emotional Intelligence is crucial to developing and managing a successful career. By developing Emotional Intelligence, it can be used as a catalyst for students to use their abilities, to make the best use of them, and to apply them.

Professionalism

What is professionalism, do you need it? YES! Being a professional in a chosen field means much more than being smartly dressed. Professionalism also has to do with how you conduct yourself. Employers want new workers to be responsible, ethical, and team oriented, and to possess strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.  Wrap these skills up all together and you’ve got professionalism. Students will learn how to develop professionalism and a professional approach to their career.

Self-awareness and Peak Performance

Peak Performance will support students to develop a deeper understanding and self-awareness to be able to perform to the maximum of their ability, to have that feeling of confidence, effortlessness and total concentration on the task. They will learn more about their self-imposed limits that damage their ability to reach their true capabilities and make the most of opportunities. The aims of the workshop are threefold; firstly, to identify their own internal barriers; secondly to identify the source of those barriers; and thirdly to challenge how real those barriers are and how they may be removed.

Planning Your Career

In this workshop students will find different ways to plan their career, from undertaking some self-assessments related to career planning, establishing their own personal priorities in relation to their career and knowing and understanding the key elements of a career plan.

If you would like a member of the team to contact you regarding running a workshop please complete our workshop request form.