Still to come this Michaelmas

Career Essentials

Look out for our Career Essentials skills sessions and an excellent range of employer-led events this term. Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming up

Career Essentials:

The aim of the Careers Essentials programme is to aid our clients to utilise core career planning strategies; understand the labour market; and define and practice recruitment processes to achieve progression. You can learn more about the programme on our website.

Get ready for interviews | 5 November, 2-3pm

A job interview can be a daunting experience, however with the right preparation you will be able to perform really well and you never know – even enjoy it! Come to this session to understand what employers look for at interview, and discover our four-step plan to prepare and help you maximise your chances of success for that next opportunity.

How to pick a career | 5 November, 2.30-3.45pm

Are you just getting starting with career planning? Thinking about what you want from a future career? Exploring your options and unsure where to start? This workshop is for you! In this session we will provide an overview of what Cambridge graduates do next; outline the key steps to career planning; support you to explore what you want from a career through interactive exercises; and signpost to a range of sources to support your career exploration.

Successful application forms | 10 November, 4-5pm

Many of the most competitive grad schemes and jobs (in charity, public and commercial sectors) require you to fill in an application form. These can be difficult and time-consuming to complete. In this one-hour session we will cover: the purpose of an application form; four types of questions asked; research worth doing in advance of completing the form; understanding competency and motivational questions; and structuring your evidence and writing with impact.

Succeeding at assessment centres | 19 November, 4-6pm

This is an interactive workshop focusing on the tasks and assessments you may experience in a mainstream graduate scheme assessment centre. Whilst it is most suitable for commercial graduate schemes, most candidates will find the information of value. With a focus on mainstream assessment centres, the session introduces tasks and asks you to work in small teams to trial your skills in a supportive assessment setting.

Careers Service - employer-led events

Employer-led events to register for via Handshake:

Below are just some of the many events, workshops and presentations employers are running for Cambridge students this term.

29 October:
An insight into social work, 2-3.15pm
Careers in the media, 3-4pm

30 October:
Negotiation skills workshop, 1-2pm

2 November:
Women in law Q&A, 6-7pm

3 November:
How to gain real life experience in wildlife conservation, 1-2pm and 6-7pm
An introduction to pharmaceutical strategy consulting, 4-5pm
Art as a business and business as an art, 6.30-8pm

4 November:
Transferable skills seminar for Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts students, 1-2.30pm

10 November:
Demystifying careers in social innovation and social entrepreneurship, 4-5pm
Art, technology and the creative industries, 6.30-8pm

12 November:
Getting in and on in TV, 3-4pm

17 November:
Careers in cyber security, 3.30-4.30pm
Building a creative business, 6.30-8pm

23 November:
Media job and graduate scheme applications, 3-4.30pm

3 December:
Legal careers for students with disabilities and health conditions, 1-6pm

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