In our previous blog on CVs, we told you about all the things employers don’t want to see in a CV. This blog offers tips on what makes a great CV that gets employers wanting to find out more about you. .
Fronting up to a stranger, particularly someone who may end up being your employer, is not the easiest thing to do in the world. It can be terrifying, yet that is what you need to do at events such as career fairs, right?
The good news is that it is really really possible to become good at networking – at communicating and developing a connection with strangers. Read how five graduates overcame their reluctance to network – and ended up in great jobs - by lots of practice.
After the last career fair we had a few students question why more employers weren't taking applications for specific jobs on the day. Employers come to career fairs looking for opportunities to start engaging with students who will be looking for internships or graduate roles at a later date. Most do not come expecting to find someone to fill a role on the day.
Being prepped before going to an event makes a huge difference as was demonstrated at the recent Business and Economics Fair where employers were delighted with the number of students that turned up with pertinent questions and good knowledge.
Starting a new year of study can be daunting, especially if you're in a different city or country! Don’t try and do too much in the first weeks of semester. Get into a good head space by giving yourself time to settle into your study and your accommodation. Once you’re settled in, come and see us at Employability and Careers.