Sharpen Your Writing Skills and Build a Powerful CV
At the University’s Career Fair, graduate recruiters put communication skills top of the list. Sadly for them, about 20% of graduates’ English skills are not up to scratch for the workplace.
These free practical workshops will help you make your words count. We’ll pin down the function of different kinds of writing. We’ll identify who we’re writing for. We’ll learn about tone, content and structure. We’ll include a scattering of grammar and punctuation so you’ll avoid the worst pitfalls. We’ll examine exactly what will make an employer love your CV. Above all, we’ll write. Bring a pen and paper or a laptop and be ready to try out all kinds of writing.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand what writing skills employers look for
- Be ready to write clearly, accurately and effectively in a professional context
- Have a toolkit for approaching any piece of writing, from emailing the CEO to writing a press release
- Be ready to write a persuasive and effective CV.
Dates: Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 28 November 2018
Location: This will be confirmed once you have booked your place in SDS
If you have any questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Plus and the Centre for Journalism at Medway are running a free journalism course from 12-16 June. If you’ve ever thought of a career in journalism, this is your chance to find out if it’s for you.
The course offers an intensive immersion in the basic principles and practices of journalism in the multimedia age. During five days of teaching, you will learn what professional journalists do and how they do it. You will experience the pressure and pleasure of making real journalism to real deadlines under professional leadership.
The course is taught at the Centre for Journalism on the Medway campus, but is open to all Kent students. You can catch the free shuttle bus from Canterbury campus to Medway (you need to book this online): https://www.kent.ac.uk/campus-shuttle/
For more information on the course, please see the Study Plus website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studyplus/courses/coursesSkillsEmploy.html
To sign up, go to SDS>Workshops> Study Plus and choose KE044: Journalism.