- 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:
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
Student Competition – Have a summer working in the states with two of your best mates! #MatesintheStates
BUNAC are offering the chance for 3 students to live and work in one of America’s most popular tourist destinations during the summer’s academic break!
What BUNAC are offering…
Their Work America programme enables students to spend up to 3 months working and travelling across the US’ top destinations. Students arrive in the US with their contract in hand, accommodation arranged and an opportunity to gain international work experience in a well-suited role.
To enter you have to do is…
1) Fill out your details along with 2 of your best uni mates at www.bunac.org/matesinthestates
2) Get creative and take a picture of the 3 of you showcasing the American spirit
3) Upload your pictures to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #MatesintheStates and #BUNAC
4) The best photo wins – simple!
The British Council China are organising a series of workshops in the UK from this Saturday across five cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Cambridge, Oxford and London to give Chinese students an insight into the current job market and equip them to be prepared for employment after graduation.
Click here to download a document with the time and locations on it. The registration link and job description posts are also included inthe document.
Our team of Careers Advisers will help you find out how to develop your employability skills at these workshops covering vital topics like
Click here to register/log into our online booking system. Having registered/logged in:
Both events are open to all students – Download full details and programmes here.
Vacancies currently on the Students’ Union website:
Student Voice Co-ordinator (Insight and Experience)
Student Voice Co-ordinator (Engagement and Projects)
Application deadline: Tuesday 18 August 2015, 12:00
Visit www.swansea-union.co.uk/jobs/ for more information.
GradLink ASEAN is a specialist careers website for students and graduates from the ASEAN countries who are studying at universities in the UK. It currently includes specific sections for Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, and more countries will be added in the future.
The site enables you to learn about graduate opportunities and connect with graduate employers in the ASEAN countries. It includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and news – plus Go-CV – a CV building and submission service that lets you pass your CV on to all or selected GradLink employers whenever you like.
Businesses: GradLink ASEAN is your free one-stop portal for connecting with high-quality ASEAN students and graduates who have studied in the UK. This is your opportunity to advertise vacancies and to search an extensive database of CVs of graduates from the top universities in the UK.
GradLink ASEAN is powered by the University of the West of England (UWE). The website was built by a UWE alumnus. GradLink ASEAN is free of charge to all.
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:
Jobs open days: Saturday 23rd May and Saturday 30th May, 10.00 – 13.00
60+ Campus Services vacancies available.
Campus Services will operate cafés, coffee shops, bars, sports and recreation facilities, grounds, buildings and other services.
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:
With exam season in full swing, @Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe provide their top tips to keep calm and revise on: http://grad.li/14dIjD8
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:-
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 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”.
Save the date & win! Worried about your career prospects post-graduation? ACCA are hosting a free, online careers fair for finance and business students on the 23rd and 24th September. Over two days, there’ll be the chance to get specially created, free, useful advice on your future career and training. In 2014, ACCA invited more than 25 employers, including Mazars, Baker Tilly, Boots, Capita, EY, Ford Retail, Grant Thornton, TalkTalk, Johnson and Johnson, Zurich, Whitbread, Specsavers and more.
Visit ACCA Advantage from the comfort of your sofa for:
ACCA are also offering you the chance to win an amazing, career-boosting prize worth over £1,300, including a bespoke CV and cover letter, interview coaching, personalised strengths tests and interview clothes vouchers.
To find out more, and to enter the competition, visit www.accaglobal.com/advantage
GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information including worldwide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles and career resources for 30 countries.
The Careers and Employability Service at Swansea University has subscribed to this service so that our students can access it for FREE through the campus network at https://online.goinglobal.com/.
You can create a personal account from a computer on campus and then use that account to log in to GoinGlobal from a computer off campus through the link above. See FAQs about GoinGlobal and the User Guide online.
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
GO Wales can offer you lots of opportunities:
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:-