The PE-CDT took part in an online careers course designed specifically to meet the needs of CDT students.
The course was split into the following elements:
1. Find an interesting job advert and prepare a CV and cover letter against it. Then receive 1:1 feedback on those documents from the trainer
2. Gather anonymous 360 degree feedback on your strengths and development needs, via a survey link from the trainer
3. Complete around 3 hours of self study, using materials provided on the trainer’s online platform (audio slide presentations, exercises, reading)
4. Attend Zoom call 1 (3 hours, 28 April) to discuss and get tips on CVs, cover letters, applications and networking
5. Attend Zoom call 2 (3 hours, 29 April) to practice interview questions
6. [optional] Have a follow up 1:1 call with the trainer if desired, to cover any aspect of the course or get additional careers help
What our students said...
Helen was a great trainer and very very good at listening to people's questions and answering them well! Really enjoyed the course!
Helen was an amazing trainer, managing to engage everyone effectively throughout the calls and really helpful in answering all our questions. I love that she tailored the individual interview questions to the job adverts we sent in. The feedback given in the interview prep as well as in the CVs/ cover letters has been really insightful and beneficial for future job applications.
Very engaging, thank you. I found the interview questions very helpful.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it was extremely interactive which is important given everyone is stuck working from home these days. The content was very useful - especially the interview questions and tips! I loved how Helen was able to cater to everyone's own personal case whilst making it general enough for us all to learn. The feedback on the CV and cover letter were very helpful and the course overall exceeded my expectations. Thank you Helen!!
I enjoyed the style and structure of the careers training course, and felt it was appropriately interacting and engaging, with Helen running the sessions very well
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