Career Development

CVs, Cover Letters and Application Forms

Tutor: Richard Carruthers/ Vicki Sood (Careers Services)
Course Level: Level 2

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 applications 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 their documents for different audiences
  • Construct a tailored CV, cover letter and application to give them the best chance of success on application

Dates

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2019-20 academic year

Developing Your Career Through Networking

Tutor: Careers Services
Course Level:  Level 1

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 both your online and in person profile to make your future networking seamless and a natural part of your career plan.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

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

Dates

  • Wednesday 29 January 2020, 15:00-16:30, Hammersmith
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020, 15:30-17:00, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 03 June 2020, 13:00-14:30, South Kensington

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Interview Skills

Tutor: Careers Services
Course Level: Level 1

Getting invited to an interview is an achievement in itself given the competitive nature of today’s recruitment processes, be that within industry or for a PhD. But how do you prepare to give yourself the best chance of success? This workshop will help you to think like the interviewer and use this knowledge to give your best performance on the day.

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

  • Wednesday 19 February 2020, 15:00-16:30, Hammersmith Hosptial
  • Wednesday 10 June 2020, 15:30-17:00, South Kensington

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Stepping Up: Masters to PhD

Tutors: Dr Helal Ahmed & Dr Mark Allen (Careers Service), PhD Student Volunteer
Course Level: Level 1

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

  • There are no further sessions of this course scheduled for the 2019-20 academic year