October 14, 2011, by Toby Cope
Make yourself more employable and make your CV shine
Getting a job after University is never an easy task and that’s why we’ve developed modules to give you a helping hand. As part of the Award we have modules such as Career Planning Skills, run by the Careers and Employability Service, and more tailored modules delivered by specific Academic Schools, which may be included in your degree programme.
Career Planning Skills gives you a valuable insight into the minds of employers and what they will be looking for from you. You will be taken through the entire recruitment process from writing effective CV’s and application forms to assessment centres and interviews. You will also be encouraged to evaluate your own decision making style as well as undergoing personality and aptitude tests to encourage you to think about the way you work and how you can best utilise this to plan for your future career. Applications for the autumn term are now closed but we will be taking applications for the spring term in a few weeks so keep checking our Workspace site to get all the application details.
The more specific Careers Skills modules are offered by Economics, English Studies, Geography and Chemistry. These may be compulsory modules as part of your course but you will still need to register if you want to gain accreditation for these as part of the Award.
For those of you looking for a career the Law or Finance sectors, we have teamed up with Inside Employment to deliver some interesting modules around these areas. Investigation into Finance Careers aims to give you an insight into what a career in the financial sector may be like. It is a great way to gain skills in interviewing, presenting, project management and networking. Similarly, Investigation into Legal Careers will do the same and help you to establish if a career in the legal sector is right for you!
For more information about all of the modules we offer, check out our Module Guide for this year which has now gone live on our website. Click here to view it now.