Next Steps: securing a graduate opportunity June 3 and 4 2020

Unsure of your next steps?

Need support to find that ideal opportunity?

Join us for our two day careers event where you can choose from a series of webinars led by employers, recruiters and careers consultants. Topics include creating a CV with impact, how best to prepare for a video interview, how to adapt your job search in the current climate and much more.

You can download the event programme from the careers website and then book through Eventbrite, choosing as many sessions as you wish to fit with your schedule.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email on careers@londonmet.ac.uk

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Creative Access announces a new programme to inspire and connect

Join the Creative Access team for a series of short interactive webinars to support you on your creative journey…

These virtual Wednesday Workshops will each last no longer than an hour and aim to guide you through employment in the current landscape. You’ll get the opportunity to ask questions in advance and during the session. Follow the links below to sign up:

20th May, 4pm: Coronavirus and Employment: Extensions, Furloughs and Freelancing  – hosted by Josie Dobrin and Vanessa Martins

27th May, 4pm: Top Tips for Application Success: CV and Cover Letter Writing – hosted by Laura Turner-Blake and Vanessa Martins

3rd June, 4pm: How to Ace an Online or Video Interview – hosted by Anoushka Dossa and Vanessa Martins

https://creativeaccess.org.uk/events/sign-up-for-creative-access-wednesday-workshops/

They have also produced a series of resources to support their community:

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CIH Futures Essay Competition – win a paid internship or insight day at Homes England

Are you looking to improve your professional development?

Are you passionate about creating social impact?

Then this competition led by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Futures is your opportunity to put your ideas into words.

The essay competition is aimed at those who are 18-25 years old who have the opportunity to win a paid internship or insight day at Homes England.

https://cihnews.org/p/YRX-FHD/national-housing-challenge

The deadline for submissions is 5 pm Tuesday 26 May 2020.

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Mayor’s Entrepreneur online workshops and deadline

Just a reminder that the extended deadline for the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition is now a little under 3 weeks away on May 17 2020. If you have already submitted your application you are able to work on it more and re-submit it at any point up until the deadline.

We have been working closely with our training partners and are running a series of online workshops to help you develop your ideas and assist with the application process. The workshops are being held on Zoom and then recordings will be available through links on our Facebook page.  Workshop 1 – Discover your Problem has already occurred and the recording is available here but for dates and times of the next 2 workshops please see below and sign up on Eventbrite to attend through the links.

Workshop 2- Developing your idea 5 May 5-6pm BST
Workshop 3- Application Top Tips 12 May 5-6pm BST

We’re also aware you may have questions you’d like to ask the team about the competition and application process.  As always you can send questions by email on entrepreneur@london.gov.uk

You can access a presentation summary of the competition here also on our Facebook page

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FDM virtual events – first today at 2 pm

FDM is running a series of virtual events covering a variety of topics via Zoom. The next two taking place are:

1 May  – Top Tips for a Graduate Application

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fdm-top-tips-for-a-graduate-application-tickets-102910578310

6 May Decode a digital career

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/decode-a-digital-career-tickets-103256645406

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New campaign launch: The Skills Toolkit

DfE have launched The Skills Toolkit, a new online platform giving people easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.

The platform offers a range of courses at all levels, from introductory to advanced, which were chosen in consultation with top businesses and educational experts. It’s open to everyone, whether they have recently been furloughed and want to learn new skills, are out of work and looking to build up their CV, or if they’re just keen to keep their mind healthy and busy during time spent at home.

Focusing on the skills many employers need the most, The Skills Toolkit is a first step towards recovery, helping to boost the nation’s growth and productivity.

View this toolkit

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Careers Web chat

One of our Careers and Employability Information team will be available to chat every day (Monday – Friday) between 10 am and 1 pm and 2 pm and 5 pm when the blue Chat button is showing on our home page at: londonmet.ac.uk/careers

Just click on the button to start chatting.

You can talk to us if you have questions you would like to ask about our service or for any other careers related enquiries.

We look forward to chatting to you soon.

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May Careers Webinars

Friday 1 May 2.30 pm

Video Interviews – Webinar

Do you want to know how to smash a video interview. Dan who was head of recruitment of a large international bank and is now CEO of gigl will be hosting this webinar. gigl is an app that allows users to apply for jobs using a video rather than a CV.

This webinar will provide valuable information on how you should approach a video interview and effectively answer the questions, alongside gaining insight from someone who has hired hundreds of people.

Wednesday 6 May 2 pm

Creating a LinkedIn Profile for Networking 

This workshop is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn.

In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile.

Thursday 7 May 3 pm

Confidence and Resilience for Career Success

This session will enable you to develop strategies for building confidence and resilience to boost your employability and achieve your career goals in a changing & competitive job market.

Tuesday 12 May 2 pm

Effective CVs and Cover Letters

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Join this webinar to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Thursday 14 May 10.30 am

Completing Application Forms

Join this webinar to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively and make your Application Form stand out from the rest.

Monday 18 May 3 pm

Job Search & Networking – Webinar 

Job Search can be a complicated process. This workshop will help you develop strategies when looking for part time and full time vacancies and make your job search more effective.

Friday 22 May 11 am

Video Interviews 

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely by using video conferencing tools.

Using our own webinar format this workshop provides an essential guide to delivering an effective video interview performance. Whether you are a current student or recent graduate about to embark on your career journey, we will take you step by step through the process of what is typically involved in a video interview and how to be best prepared in securing a job offer!

Wednesday 27 May 3 pm

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile for Networking 

This workshop is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn. In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile.

Thursday 28 May 10.30 am

Confidence and Resilience for Career Success 

This session will enable you to develop strategies for building confidence and resilience to boost your employability and achieve your career goals in a changing and competitive job market.

To book go to:  londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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EmployAbility webinar – Wednesday 29 April 2 pm

EmployAbility is continuing to support neurodiverse and disabled students in these uncertain times.

We are conscious that now, more than ever, students must properly understand their rights, feel confident to know and seek the adjustments they need in order to access a level playing field.

Please join our webinar “Your Rights: Privacy and Adjustments”, which will provide an overview of the key points you need to know, empowering you to succeed.

The webinar is free, and will take place on Wednesday 29th April at 2 pm. This series launches our Next Generation Inclusive Thinking manifesto, which aims to change the conversation around disability inclusion, and realise a cultural shift

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/94969991460?pwd=aXpsa1BveUdHcmQwcUpKZ2hnYU1Ndz09
Password: 598531

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Creative Access Virtual Masterclass – Staying job ready through Covid-19 Thursday 7 May at 3 pm

 

Creative Access are working hard to support young people from under-represented communities; they are still recruiting for roles, are continuing to update their resources and are holding another webinar on Staying Job Ready During Covid-19 on 7th May (more details on all this below)

Their Director of Talent Anoushka Dossa and Talent Coordinator Vanessa Martins, will lead you through a Q&A session covering how to curate your CV and highlight your experience in the best way you can. This is a great chance to stay motivated and keep prepared for future opportunities.

Register now here.

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