Stay career focused this Easter

Written by Emma Naylor, Student Engagement and Enterprise Assistant at the Careers Service

Are you looking forward to the Easter break? Why not take the opportunity to prepare for your future and get career ready. While appointments will be unavailable between 1st and 7th April 2021, you can still access a wide range of careers resources on CareerConnect and watch recorded sessions on our YouTube channel. Here are some ways that you can get involved over the Easter break to help boost your employability.

CV check with CareerSet

If you have not used our online CV checker yet, now is the perfect time to start! Writing a CV takes a lot of time, so make sure you use this tool to make the process easier. You can upload your existing CV or if you don’t currently have a CV you can use this platform to draft your first version. After you have uploaded, you will get instant and personalised feedback. You can access CareerSet 24/7 and get further advice through ScoreMyCV and even tailor your CV for a specific job application through TargetMyCV.

Practice interviews with ShortList.Me

Got an upcoming interview and would like to practice? Why not use Shortlist.Me an interview preparation platform where you will receive automatic feedback on your performance. In a competitive job market it’s essential that you prepare and this platform is available 24/7 for you to access independently at a time that suits you. It’s a great way to get interview experience and become more familiarised with the interview process.

Catch up on past workshops on YouTube

Don’t worry if you have missed an online workshop this semester, all recorded sessions are available on our YouTube channel for you to catch up on whenever you are ready. There is a range of recordings including how to build your personal brand, discovering your strengths or why not check out our Asia Careers Insights Series playlist to discover career opportunities across the UK, Asia and globally. Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter for upcoming workshops throughout April and May.

Explore the Volunteer Hub

Are you looking to enhance your CV or to help the community? Why not check out the Volunteer Hub to find out more about the range of volunteering opportunities available, including those related to COVID-19. Volunteering is a great way to give something back to the community and make a difference to the people around you. Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with upcoming events and opportunities. If you need any more advice, visit our website. Enjoy your Easter break and see you on 8th April 2021 when our services resume.

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