Some recent graduates who attended our Get Hired this Summer all-day event shared how they benefited from the experience. Here's what they had to say...
“I came to the Get Hired this Summer event as I want to get my foot on the career ladder. The one-to-one session has helped me to recognise that to progress, it helps to tailor my CV to the individual job application and that it’s time to up the pace and get experience, even if it's voluntary work or not my creative dream role.”
Brigid Tamara Mensah, Media Arts graduate
“My one-to-one was really useful. I now have a list of things to put into action – from tips on how to re-structure my CV, such as making my top skills more obvious to set myself apart from other candidates, to sending speculative emails to companies I’d like to work with and referencing the company more in an application.”
Taz Findik, History graduate
“I was finding it really challenging to find entry-level roles for Economics graduates by searching on Google. I now know how to search for particular jobs and have a list of useful websites. We also discussed my interest in health and education and the potential for me to find a job with the Civil Service. The whole experience was very useful.”
“We looked at my CV and I learned how to tweak it for individual job applications. We looked at examples of the framework and competencies for some jobs, so I’ll definitely do that when applying for roles.”
Shiwani Gurung, Economics graduate
“I came to the event as I have a BA in Film, TV and Digital Production, but want to move sideways and work in a creative and development role in advertising. My long-term goal is to become a Creative Director. I got advice that the way to achieve this is to break into a company where I may not be working in my ideal role but have the potential to get there eventually through internal promotion.”
“I also got tips on how to maximise LinkedIn to network and learn about the path taken by people working in the type of roles and companies, I’d like to work in.”
Pietro Cesaraccio, BA in Film, TV and Digital Production graduate
“I’m taking a year out to complete the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and get some work experience. I saw the event in Senate House as an opportunity to run my plans by a Careers Consultant. The fact that my travel expenses were covered was also appealing.”
“I enjoyed the reflective element of the ‘Deciding on your ideal career’ workshop and learned about jobs websites I hadn’t heard of before in the job hunting session, which is really useful.”
Sophie Lee, Psychology graduate
Join us at our Central London all-day event!
Our next Get Hired this Summer day-long workshop takes place in Central London at Senate House.
The all-day event is on Thursday 6 September and will offer sessions on finding your ideal job, writing the perfect CV and succeeding at interviews. There will also be the opportunity to get one-to-one advice with a Careers Consultant throughout the day.
We will reimburse up to £25 worth of receipted public transport travel expenses incurred when attending the all-day workshop.
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There will also be an alumni networking event after the workshop where you can reconnect with other recent graduates, find out what they're up to and network with anyone who is working in the City.
Find out more and register here.