Careers events week commencing 23 November

Careers events week commencing 23 Nov

Monday 23 November

Study Plus: Digital Writing, 10.30-12.00

Many organisations now expect all employees to help write quality web content. These skills are a great asset to any company and your career, whatever your academic background and job role.

Whether writing web pages, a corporate blog or helping to build a social media campaign, this session will give you the basics for writing compelling online content. It is highly interactive including group discussion and practical exercises.

Virtual Assessment Centres, 13.30-14.30

A virtual assessment centre might sound daunting. But you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not that different from your standard assessment centre. This session will cover how virtual assessment centres work and how best to prepare for one.

Study Plus: What makes you Tick, finding a career that works for You Part 1, 15.00-7.00

This is a fun and relaxed interactive workshop. No preparation required. Videos and microphones must be turned on so you can fully emerge yourself in the experience.

Tuesday 24 November

How to connect using LinkedIn, 10.00-10.30

Want to know how to approach others on LinkedIn? Here are some tips.

Finding LGBTQ+ inclusive employers, 11.00-12.00

Employers are showing more and more that they are inclusive, and positive about creating a diverse workforce. What should you look for in an employer? This session will help you find LGBTQ+ inclusive employers and discover what to look for when considering applying for a job or placement.

Networking online, 12.30-13.30

Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life. This skill could possibly help you land your dream job and become close with the leaders in your industry. This workshop will cover the benefits of networking, how to prepare for an online event and how to get the most out of networking.

Creating a Great CV, 14.00-15.00

This presentation will cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

Wednesday 25 November

LinkedIn Jobhunting, 11.00-12.00

The CV-19 crisis and lockdown have landed a curveball on employment across the board. In every industry and sector organisations are being forced to delay, reduce or redefine future recruitment needs. Now, more than ever, you need to know how to access the unadvertised job market and LinkedIn could provide the key. This session provides valuable tips that could help you get more out of using the LinkedIn platform to navigate our university’s impressive alumni pool.

Blind in Business & Local Government Association Q&A Webinar, 12.00-13.00

Blind in Business will be hosting a Q&A with Laura, Recruitment Lead on the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP).
Find out more about the LGA, the NGDP and Laura’s top tips when it comes to applications and interviews. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the LGA’s graduate scheme and working for local government.

IBM Mock Assessment Centre, 13.00-14.30

In this session IBM will give you the opportunity to take part in a Mock Assessment Centre. You will have the opportunity to hear from Kent Alumni currently working in IBM.  Please note spaces for this event are limited so you need to ensure you register to book your place.

Study Plus Photography session 3, Composition 14.00-17.00

How you can use the rule of thirds to compose your images. How to use layering and  negative space in your images and when to change the aperture on your images.

Skills By Sky: The importance of Stakeholder Management and Collaboration, 14.00-15.30

During this not to be missed up-skilling session with our Partner SKY, we will explore the importance of stakeholder management and collaboration in the workplace and learn key steps you can take to develop these core skills, to help you excel and navigate your career as a graduate, intern or junior.

Study Plus – ASPIRE Workshop 4 – creating a prototype, 15.00-17.00

Understand how to create a Minimum Viable Product to test your idea.

In our 50-minute challenge, work in a group to take raw materials and create your own prototype.

Thursday 26 November

Talk about your Skills, 10.00-10.30

Employers want to hear about communication, teamwork, leadership, writing, researching, analysis, problem solving, confidence, creativity, critical reflection, global and cultural awareness, integrity and accountability, intellectual curiosity and resilience. Find out how to talk about your skills to employers.

Developing resilience in the recruitment process, 13.00-14.00

What is resilience in relation to the recruitment process and steps to develop this vital skill

Study Plus: Can I say that? An Introduction to inclusive language and reclaimed words, 15.00-17.30

The focus of this session will be around language, phrasing, championing and challenging. We will share best practice models, research and advice to ensure attendees feel confident to talk about Equality and Identity in an inclusive and thoughtful way.

Friday 27 November

Creating a great CV, 11,00-12,00

This presentation will cover the do’s and don’ts when it comes to creating a great CV and covering letter, including how to structure a CV and how to make an impact!

Professional work behaviour, 14.00-15.00

Come along to get some information on expectations from your new employer, how to behave in the workplace and hints and tips for making a positive impression in your new job.

Study Plus: Coaching Skills, 15.00-17.00

This 2-hour workshop  will provide you with useful communication and leadership skills that will enhance your ability to build relationships and gain respect.

For further information and details of how to join these sessions click the link. All sessions will be online.