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International Careers Insight Sessions – Summer 2015


Start your summer by getting to grips with all the career planning advice and information to help you move onwards and upwards to a ‘brighter future.’ The International Careers Insight Series is back with a range of sessions to suit whatever stage you are at.

An opportunity not to be missed, so sign up now! Follow our easy step by step guide, and find out how to sign up and register for careers service events and vacancies.

All events held in: Careers Service Events Space, Level 0, Saltire Centre
All events running: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

New to GCU Careers and Going Global
Tuesday 19th of May 

An informal  session to help you understand the support that the Careers Service can offer you from early career planning to writing effective CVs for part-time jobs, internships and graduate opportunities in the UK and globally.

Also learn about GoinGlobal, an excellent new resource for all GCU students and recent graduates. Packed full of advice for finding information and jobs at home or abroad. An opportunity to find out the key information that will help you to ‘go global’!

By the end of this session you will know how to:

  • Get support from the careers team
  • Search for UK and global opportunities – graduate and internships
  • Find out key information for applications through extensive Country Profiles
  • Research company information
  • Make the most of accessing ‘Going Global’

Successful CVs
Tuesday, 26th of May                        

Learn how to create strong and effective CVs. Find out how you can improve and tailor your CV to impress employers and get you noticed. By the end of the session you will know about:

  • Different styles and structures for CVs
  • Top tips for tailoring and targeting your CV
  • Promoting your skills, experience and achievements
  • The language that will get employers’ attention
  • Support offered by the careers team

Making The Most of LinkedIn
Tuesday, 2nd of June

Learn how to develop your job search skills for future graduate employment. Improve your chances of finding graduate jobs by identifying identify the most useful sources of vacancies. This session will help you to:

  • Develop your job search strategy
  • Research graduate opportunities
  • Understand the UK graduate labour market
  • Improve job search and networking through social media, for example, LinkedIn
  • Get support from the careers team

Interview Skills                      
Tuesday, 9th of June

Learn how to impress at interviews and be really prepared for the different styles of questions that you might be asked. This session will help you to:

  • Develop active listening skills
  • Identify typical interview questions
  • Be confident when answering competency based question
  • Learn useful interview hints and tips
  • Know how to arrange a practice interview with a careers adviser at GCU

More details available in the Events section of the Careers Service web page. To sign up for any of these events, pelase sign up or log in to our Vacancies and Events Service.

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