Virtual Volunteering week – 8-12 February 2021
Monday 8 February
Video Interview Skills, 12.00-13.00
As more employers use online tools in their recruitment process learn how to present yourself well in a video interview.
This event is being held via zoom
Creating a Professional Online Presence – 14.00-15.00
Have you reviewed your digital footprint, and what it says about you to employers? What online tools are you using to raise your profile? This session will help you make sure you are presenting your best digital self when job hunting.
Tuesday 9 February
How to get started with LinkedIn, 10.00-11.00
Not joined LinkedIn? It is one of the most useful places to network. Find out to get started setting up LinkedIn with the basics
Finding experience (small group Q&A), 11.30-12.30
Are you looking for work experience opportunities either in the UK or abroad? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss ways of gaining relevant experience, job hunting resources, and how to talk about your experience.
Finding LGBTQ+ inclusive employers (featuring Unilever, 15.00-16.00
Wednesday 10 February
Answering Application questions, 10-00-11-00
A look at job application questions, why they are used, what the employer is looking for and how to best answer them.
Training to Teach – Zoom into Teacher Training, 10-11.00
Find out about Teacher Training with GLF Schools and what a career in teaching has to offer.
How good is your LinkedIn profile, 12.00-13.00
Have you heard of LinkedIn, but you are unsure how it works? Or maybe you have a LinkedIn profile, but you would like to grow your network?
Succeeding in applications (small group Q&A), 15.00-16.00
Are you struggling to get through the application process? Join this informal group Q&A to discuss the various methods used in selecting and recruiting candidates and some of the techniques that can be used to maximise application success.
Join us for this half hour session to find out about the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scheme 2021, eligibility criteria, timelines and hear from a past and present scholar from the scheme.
Becky Simms, founder & CEO of the award-winning Reflect Digital, will share her extensive experience working in digital marketing.
Thursday 11 February
Creating a great CV, 10.00-11.00
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!
Where to find Jobs (small group Q&A), 12.00-13.00
Do you have questions about where to find graduate jobs? Join this informal group Q&A to talk to us about job hunting resources, networking, social media recruiting, speculative applications and how to focus your job search.
As a mature student or career changer you have a wealth of experience that you can help you to effectively manage your career. This session will explore how you use these experiences to help you to decide on the right career area for you and to convince employers that you are the best candidate for a role.
Friday 12 February
LinkedIn Job Hunting, 13.00-14.00
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.
All events are virtual and bookable via Target Connect.