Careers events week 25

CES events week 25 updated

Monday 17th January

Finding a Graduate Job – 14:00-15:00

This session will focus on finding graduate work, including graduate schemes, graduate jobs and job-hunting methods (proactive and reactive methods), plus application tips!

Tuesday 18th January

Getting the most out of your careers service – 11:00-12:00

The Careers & Employability Service offers free and impartial advice, guidance and resources to help you on your career journey.

This session will take you on a tour of the resources and services on offer to you.

Employability Points Scheme – The Application Process – 13:00-14:00

Find out about this year’s fantastic EP sponsor companies and the amazing rewards they provide. This session will discuss how to apply and provide examples of some of the available rewards. There will also be time to ask questions.

Charityworks Fast Stream – How to ace your applications for graduate roles at Charityworks and beyond! – 12:00-13:00

During the ‘Charityworks Fast Stream – How to ace your applications for graduate roles at Charityworks and beyond!’ we’ll be discussing Charityworks as a programme and more widely, how to produce great applications for Charityworks and other graduate roles. We’ll be exploring what Charityworks is, such as what does our leadership development programme include, what job role could you be placed within, and what type of organisations you could be working in; we’ll cover what the Charityworks Fast Track is and how it aims to develop applicants from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background; and finally we’ll take a look at our application process and our top tips to produce great applications, which you can use for opportunities outside of Charityworks as well.

Wednesday 19th January

CVs, Cover letters and application forms – 13:00-14:00

Join this information session to find out the key things you need to include in your CV, application forms and cover letters. We will cover the do’s and don’ts and ways to tailor your documents to make you stand out.

Litter Pick (Volunteering) – 14:00-15:00

Clean and green environments can nurture positive mental and physical wellbeing and promote a happier community. A litter-free campus reduces damage to local habitats and, by recycling materials that might otherwise become litter, natural resources are also protected. Join up today and start making the campus a better place to be.

Do something great – volunteer – 14:00-15:00

Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and develop your employability skills. This session will go through the different types of opportunities which are available and how you can make the most of them.

Commercial Awareness – 15:00-16:00

In this session you will find out what commercial awareness is, how employers test for it during the recruitment process, how to make yourself more commercially aware and some useful techniques to help you demonstrate this.

Virtual Assessment Centres – 16:00-17:00

This session will cover Virtual assessment centres and how they work in practice, the types of exercises, what to expect with a Case studies and group tasks and top tips for an assessment centre – before and on the day!

Thursday 20th January

How to get started with LinkedIn – 11:00-12:00

Not joined LinkedIn? It is one of the most useful places to network. Find out to get started with the basics.

Selection Tests – 12:00-13:00

Often referred to as Psychometric tests, graduate recruiters often use verbal/numerical/logical reasoning, situational judgement, personality and game-based tests as part of their selection process. Find out more about these tests and to learn about Graduates First, an online facility where Kent students can practise them.

How to answer interview questions – the normal, the tricky and the downright strange! – 13:00-14:00

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why? … Does the thought of answering interview questions fill you with dread?! Come along to this interactive workshop, where we will discuss how to tackle basic interview questions, such as motivational questions, the trickier ones, including competency based and the unusual questions!

Friday 21st January

Study Plus: Introduction to Mindfulness – 11:00-12:30

This friendly and practical workshop will give you an introduction to mindfulness, how it improves wellbeing and can help you be less caught up in your thoughts so you can enjoy the present moment more. We will practice various mindfulness exercises and techniques together, which you can continue to use after the workshop.

Study Plus: Time Management by Alvin Ramsamy – 13:00-15:00

Learn about what time management is and why it is important, barriers to achieving and develop your own practical plan

Please book for these events via the links.

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