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  • Network with HR professionals from top UK businesses
  • Attend VI-specific career workshops
  • Receive feedback on your CV & interview technique
  • Share experiences with other VI graduates
  • Build confidence and have fun water-skiing

11-13th August 2015
Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre,
36-40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AE

To be considered, please send a copy of your CV to: justin@blindinbusiness.org.uk

Or for more information, see:

Website: www.blindinbusiness.org.uk/events/education-to-employment-2015
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/945351275485333
Twitter: @blindinbusiness #E2E2015

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.

Visit www.gradlinkASEAN.com.

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:

  • LinkedIn
  • How to network effectively
  • What an employer wants
  • How to write successful applications
  • How to find graduate jobs
  • Interview technique

Don’t miss these two great events on Thursday 11th June – they will give your employability a real boost!

  • Workshop: How to Network With Confidence
  • Meet the Employers: Meet a range of different employers in a structured ’speed networking’ environment

A few examples of the employers attending: BBC Cymru Wales, Santander, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Army.

The two above events form part of the Get Ready for Work programme, Monday 8th June – Thursday 11th June 2015. Click here for more information and online booking.

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:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

Open to students from all disciplines.

Make the best of your Welsh in the workplace!

Students who attend 3 workshops during the day will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win an ipod!

Date/time: Monday 11 May, 10.00 – 3.30 pm
Venue: Dining Rooms A & B, Fulton House

Click here for the event poster.

Workshops will be running throughout the day. Click here for details and links to pre-book your place.

For more information contact Kate Evans at k.r.evans@abertawe.ac.uk.

Countryside Jobs Service

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:

  • Over 100 live job vacancies for students and graduates
  • Advice on getting your dream job, CV building, job interviews and psychometric testing
  • Guidance from leading tuition providers
  • Employer booths where you can chat with top companies
  • The chance to apply for jobs during the event

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

A great way to get ahead in the job market whilst having fun and learning new skills.

Waterway Recovery Group run working parties and week long residential conservation holidays (Canal Camps) on canals around the country. They are dedicated to restoring the industrial heritage and environment of Britian’s historic waterways. They are run entirely by volunteers for volunteers and their people come from all age groups and from all over the world.

Canal Camps are cheap (£56), great fun and add the kind of points to a CV that employers look for. You will get the chance to learn some amazing new skills such as bricklaying and heritage pointing.

Visit https://www.waterways.org.uk/wrg/ for more information.

Who digs canals?

Canal Camps are ideal for those who:

  • want to make their CVs stand out
  • need to show practical experience of team work and leadership
  • want to learn new skills
  • are still unsure about their future career direction and want to do something useful while they explore options
  • have gained employment but don’t start until September

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting and delivering a series of workshops and events for all students. They are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help you prepare for your future employment.

Click here to view the full Employability Week programme and instructions for booking the events you’re interested in.

These workshops and events are in addition to the activities organised by your own College as part of Employability Week – further details of these are available in College, but if you have any questions, please e-mail employability@swansea.ac.uk

This conference brings together the expertise of leading financial organisations across the UK in the first event of its kind in Wales. It will take place on the 8th of December in Cardiff City Hall.

The aim is to bring together a number of key business leaders to address students interested in a potential career in the financial sector. The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive sessions as well as workshops and networking opportunities. After the event, students who attend will have the opportunity to submit their CVs which will then be made available to all sponsors and speakers to review as potential candidates for their recruitment schemes.

Visit www.WNFC14.co.uk for more information and online registration.

Our annual Careers Fair is your opportunity to come and talk to lots of potential employers all in one place here on campus.

You can download full details of the Fair at http://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/whats,on/.

Also, click  here to download a list of questions to help you with ideas about what you might want to ask employers.

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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

Our next Careers Fair will take place on Friday 10th October 2014 from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.

Further details will be published on our website at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/whatson/ later in the year.

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

Date: Thursday 13 February 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Mandela Suite, Students’ Union

What are employers looking for from me? What can I do to maximise my chance of getting the job I want? How can I make myself invaluable in the workplace? These are questions that you may be considering at this time of year as you think about what to do after your degree.

The ‘Question Time’ event provides students with the opportunity to ask any questions they have about Employability to a panel of experts. The panel includes a graduate employer, an entrepreneur, a careers adviser and a recent Swansea University Engineering graduate. Light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to book your place, please go to:

http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

We’ve been adding new events to our Careers Talks Programme – click here to download the updated list of forthcoming events.

Click here to register/log in and book online to attend the events you’re interested in.

Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the presentation/workshop you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”

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.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

Alongside the Employability Week events organised by the Careers and Employability Service, the School of Management is organising an additional programme of events that are open to students from all degree disciplines.

Click here to download the programme and link to online booking.