The following sessions will take place in  Room GH001, Bay Campus from 6.00 – 7.00 pm

  • Monday 29 Feb:  Gaining valuable experience
  • Monday 7 March:  Interview skills
  • Monday 14 March:  What employers want

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Bay Campus – All students:
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Writing an effective CV and covering letter – Bay Campus – Great Hall – GH001
Monday 22nd February 6-7pm

A practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt them to meet the needs of potential employers and industry sectors. This workshop will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice on communicating your educational talents and previous work experience to employers. If you have a current CV you are welcome to bring it to this session, though there may not be time for individual feedback. https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Singleton Park Campus – All students:
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Interview techniques – Fulton House – Lecture Room B
Tuesday 23rd February 12-1pm

Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews. https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Work Ready Graduates – Library & Information Centre – Foyer
Thursday 25th February 11:00 – 16:30

Work Ready Graduates was established in order to help graduates make a successful transition into the world of work. Come along and find out how they can help you when you graduate. Further information: http://www.workreadygraduates.com/

Getting Work Ready Seminar – Keir Hardie Room 216
Thursday 25th February 17:00 – 18:00

‘Are you nervous about finding employment after graduation? Do you feel unprepared for the world of work? Join this interactive, informative seminar delivered by the UK’s premier graduate training providers Work Ready Graduates and improve your employability. Delivered by a specialist trainer who has worked with the likes of Trip Advisor, Time Warner and supported by Prospects, Teach First and Propeller Training, this session will help you move a step closer to gaining your dream job!’
https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Click here to download a summary overview.

More details of specific workshops:

The Chartered Insurance Institute – Succeeding in risk and wealth management
16/2/2016 – 17:00 – 18:00  Keir Hardie Room 216

Discover your route in to risk or wealth management.  Whatever you’re studying, you can build a successful career in these professions.  The CII and graduates from the sector will present and take questions on how you can take your next steps.  We’ll also plug you in to free networking and knowledge through Discover membership.   Target Audience:  All students  https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Writing an effective CV and Cover Letter. Introduction to Linked In
17/02/2016 – 12-1pm  Fulton House – Seminar Room 2

A practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt  them to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors. This workshop will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice on communicating your educational talents and previous work experience to employers. If you have a current CV you are welcome to bring it to this session, though there may not be time for individual feedback.

Target Audience:  All students https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

CCUSA
18/2/2016 10:30 – 16:30pm
  Library & Information Centre – Foyer

CCUSA (Camp Counsellora USA) look to send students all over the world to work at summer camps and gain valuable work experience with the American programme being their most popular.  Further information: www.ccusa.com/

 

SWWP Reaching Wider –  Working with young people on campus
18/2/2016 – 17:00 – 18:00  Keir Hardie – Room 216

The South and West Wales Reaching Wider partnership offers a range of learning and aspiration raising activities for young people living in Communities First areas and for Looked-after Children. Many of these activities are delivered on campus.  Paid casual work opportunities are available which can fit around your timetable.

Target audience: All students https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/workshops-and-talks/

Click here to download an overview of what’s coming up this month through to March.

If you want to focus particularly on forthcoming Careers Advisers Workshops, you can download the details here:  Employability Workshops

There are events on both campus, and all our events are open to students of all disciplines.

For events that require pre-booking, you need to:

Book through our online event booking system, and once you have registered/logged in:

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

Click here to download full details.

Events include:

  • Employability Week welcome drop-in session
  • PwC Pitch Competition
  • Writing effective CVs and cover letters
  • Making effective applications
  • Interview skills
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Understanding psychometric tests and assessment tools

In order to help with increasing the success rate of applicants, IBM have partnered with First Place Mentors, an online mentoring service.  This service allows students from all Universities to connect directly with a number of IBM mentors.  Last year IBM had great success rates in partnering with First Place Mentors with 75% of those mentored succeeding in their applications.

All of IBM’s mentors are current placement students so can therefore provide peer to peer mentoring.  Students interested in IBM are able to ask these mentors a range of questions they might not necessarily be able to find the answers to online or through careers services. These questions could include:

  •    What is the culture like?
  •    Is the job description a reality?
  •    How should I structure my application?
  •    What do I wear on my first day?

It is also important to note that this service is completely FREE for students.

In order to sign up students simply need to visit www.firstplacementors.co.uk and create an account using an email address. Once created students are able to browse all job roles and connect straight with the IBM mentor of their choice

Our team of Careers Advisers will help you find out how to develop your employability skills at these workshops covering vital topics like

  • Writing CVs and making effective applications
  • Getting into teaching
  • Interview techniques
  • Assessment centres
  • Finding jobs
  • What employers look for in applicants
  • Commercial awareness and personal branding.

Download a summary of forthcoming workshops here.

Click here to register/log into our online booking system. Having registered/logged in:

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the session you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

Date: 22 October 2015, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Venue: Fulton House, Lecture Room B

Visit myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/workshops-and-talks/ for more information and booking instructions.

An ideal opportunity to get help and advice from our Careers Adviser team.

This will be a practical workshop covering the key points on how to write CVs and covering letters and adapt them to meet the needs of potential employers and industry sectors. It will be useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you already have a CV but need further advice on developing it.

All the presentation slides and notes from our recent Get Ready for Work events are now available. Visit https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/ and follow the ‘Workshops’ link under ‘Resources’ – you need to be logged into MyUni/Blackboard to view these resources.

Topics covered include:

  • LinkedIn
  • How to network effectively
  • What an employer wants
  • How to write successful applications
  • How to find graduate jobs
  • Interview technique

SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

Finding graduate jobs
Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12.00 – 13.00

Looking for work after graduation and not sure where to look or when to start applying? This workshop will help you get a clearer picture of timescales, where to look for vacancies and develop a plan.

How do I develop my interview skills?
Thursday 23 March 2015, 13.00 – 14.00

Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews.

How to book:

For any workshop that you would like to attend, go to http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/index.html to register and book online. Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the event you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

I you have any queries about the booking system, please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk in the central hall on Level 3 of the Library.

Countryside Jobs Service

Countryside Jobs have just launched a new ‘Ask CJS’ service at www.countryside-jobs.com/CJS_Stuff/askCJS.html. It provides all the information required to contact them through various social media accounts as well as an online query form. It also has a link to a Helpful Hints page for advice and guidance when applying for a facancy and writing a CV.

We subscribe to the Countryside Jobs vacancy bulletins which you can access at https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/job-hunting/ – scroll down to “Green jobs”.

Our programme of Employability Week workshops includes one on preparing for Assessment Centres for which there are still quite a few places free. It’s taking place tomorrow, 28th Feb, from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm.

Click here to view the Employability Week programme and instructions for booking sessions that you’re interested in.

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting and delivering a series of workshops and events for all students. They are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help you prepare for your future employment.

Click here to view the full Employability Week programme and instructions for booking the events you’re interested in.

These workshops and events are in addition to the activities organised by your own College as part of Employability Week – further details of these are available in College, but if you have any questions, please e-mail employability@swansea.ac.uk

Get Ready for Work 2014

Final year students
Get Ready for Work 2014
Wednesday 11th &  Thursday 12th June

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting a series of workshops for final year students (though open to all students).  These workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help to prepare for employment.

See the Get Ready for Work programme at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/boostyouremployability/getreadyforwork/.

To Register / book your place visit http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/
Once you have registered and/or logged in:-

  1. Click on Events Calendar
  2. Select the date of the workshop(s)
  3. Select the workshop(s) you wish to book

Sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:  http://grad.li/1kWUo4u

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

Date: Thursday 13 February 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Mandela Suite, Students’ Union

What are employers looking for from me? What can I do to maximise my chance of getting the job I want? How can I make myself invaluable in the workplace? These are questions that you may be considering at this time of year as you think about what to do after your degree.

The ‘Question Time’ event provides students with the opportunity to ask any questions they have about Employability to a panel of experts. The panel includes a graduate employer, an entrepreneur, a careers adviser and a recent Swansea University Engineering graduate. Light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to book your place, please go to:

http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

The full programme will be published on the Careers and Employability website during the week beginning 6 January 2014.

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

Get Ready for Work!

5th, 6th and 7th June 2013

The Careers and Employability Service will be offering workshops as follows:
Commercial Awareness / Clueless! / Managing your e-Presence / CV Workshops / Job Applications & Interviews / How to Stand Out from the Crowd:  An Employer’s Perspective / How to impress an Employer / Personal Branding.

Click here to download the programme.

Target Audience:  Final Year Students but also open to all who are interested in attending.