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Jobs/Placement Tool Kit - Docklands campus

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University Of East London

Docklands Campus, Room DL 3.04

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E16 2RD

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In this workshop we explore the following and offer you the opportunity to prepare to become the job cnadidate employers want to say YES to. Find out about the STAR/CAR competency based techniques which offers you a 3 for 1 deal throughout the recruitment process (cover letter, application form and interview). Learn to distinguish and prepare for competency and strength based interviews.

Your Job/Work Experience Tool Kit comprises:

CVs

In most cases, your CV is your first contact with a potential employer. An effective CV shows not tells an employer a summary of your experience and accomplishments which are relevant to the role and company. We will introduce the fine art of tailoring your CV to each application and thus, avoid the junk mail effect of an untargeted CV.

Application forms

Application forms can be more intimidating because of their length and thorough attention to detail regarding your history and the Supporting Statement section. Preparation is key to success. We will introduce the key essentials for each step of the completion process: preparation, content and show how you can adapt the STAR/CAR technique for this format.

Email etiquette

Emails may be simple to send, but working out what you’re supposed to write can be a cyber minefield. Is ‘Hi’ too informal? ‘Dear Sir/Madam’ too uptight? Can you use loads of emoticons? But what if they use loads of emoticons first? Is it alright then? We will discuss these and other potential landmines to avoid to enable you to stand out for the right reasons through this format.


Cover letter etiquette

Find out about how to master the two cover letter essentials which avoid duplicating your CV all on just 1 side of A4. These are:

  • Further detail as to why you are the right person for the role.

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the company.


Interview techniques (CAR/STAR)

What makes a candidate stand out in an interview? We will enable you to:

  • Find out about the family tree of interview question.

  • Distinguish competency based from strength based interviews

  • Identify the full range of interview formats from video to panel.


Please note this event is for UEL students and graduates only.

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