Career Development

CVs, Cover Letters and Application Forms

Tutor: Careers Consultants
Course LevelLevel 2
Mode of Delivery: MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 100

Applying for a job or further study opportunity is a highly competitive process but how do you make great application documents that will secure you an interview? This presentation will help you to understand what a recruiter is looking for and how to create excellent CVs and cover letters and construct great answers for application forms.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the different roles CVs, cover letters and application forms have during recruitment processes
  • Evaluate what employers are looking for when they are reading application documents
  • Identify areas from their own experiences that should be highlighted when tailoring your documents for different audiences
  • Construct a tailored application documents that will stand out to selectors

Dates

  • Dates for the 2020-21 academic year will be available to book in due course.

Developing Your Career Through Networking

Tutor: Careers Consultants
Course Level:  Level 1
Mode of Delivery: MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 100

Being able to network is one of the skills you will need to get ahead in your career, whichever pathway you choose to follow. But how do you make the most of any opportunity to connect with people? And how do you find the right people who can give you the insights you need? This presentation will help you build your online profile to make your future networking seamless and a natural part of your career plan.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of networking for your career
  • Analyse situations to evaluate how networking can be used successfully
  • Create and maintain their professional online profile
  • Develop strategies for online networking

Dates

  • Dates for the 2020-21 academic year will be available to book in due course.

Interview Skills

Tutor: Careers Consultants
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 100

How do you prepare for success in interviews? This course will help you to understand what an interviewer is looking for and enable you to use this knowledge to prepare well and give your best performance on the day. Whether it is for further study or a job, an invitation to an interview is a very positive sign that your application so far has impressed. So use this course to help you make the most of the opportunity and get that offer!

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the range of activities that could occur during an interview
  • Assess the perspective of an employer during the interview
  • Analyse experiences and formulate answers to a range of questions that could be asked at interview
  • Develop a strategy to help them prepare for interview

Dates

  • Dates for the 2020-21 academic year will be available to book in due course.

 

Stepping Up: Masters to PhD

Tutors: Dr Helal Ahmed & Dr Mark Allen (Careers Service), PhD Student Volunteer
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 150

Deciding whether or not to do a PhD could be difficult. Understanding your motivations and options are essential to making an informed choice. This course is composed of a series of lectures delivered by different speakers (Careers Consultant, Graduate School Tutor and PhD students) exploring whether or not one should begin a PhD, life as a PhD student, and the options after obtaining a PhD.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of doing a PhD
  • Determine whether or not a PhD will be suitable for you based on the information provided by the speakers
  • Anticipate life as a PhD student
  • Evaluate the options that are available after a PhD

Dates

  • Dates for the 2020-21 academic year will be available to book in due course.