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Daily Echo Job Fair

Returning tomorrow is the Daily Echo’s job fair. It shall be at O2 Guildhall, Southampton on Tuesday 20th September 2016. What going to a job fair offers is the chance to create contacts and potentially get your foot in the door at a company. It is easy to forget that university isn’t just one big party. Instead it is a path towards getting the career of your choice. With that in mind there are CV and interview tips, which can help guide you and develop your skills.

Seminars timetable

10.30am – Writing a winning CV – National Careers Service
•Promote yourself in the best possible light
•What should a CV contain including power words
•Personal profile, skills and qualities
•Employment history and dealing with gaps in your work history
•Check list on length, layout etc

11.30am – Succeeding at interviews – National Careers Service
•Preparation for a successful interview
•Questions to expect and questions to ask
•Creating the right impression
•Dos and don’ts
•Types of interview: competency, group, phone

12.30pm – Starting your own business – an alternative to finding a job or unemployment?
– Southern Business Growth Network

1.30pm – Effective Jobsearch – National Careers Service
•Developing a successful plan to find work
•Where to look including online and networking for hidden jobs
•Understanding job ads
•What a job and person specification is
•Applying for work

2.30pm – Returning to work or changing direction – National Careers Service
•Things to consider
•What direction to take
•Researching options
•Transferring life skills and work skills
•How can you prepare?

PLUS: 10am to 3pm – One-to-one advice clinics courtesy of the National Careers Service

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