Skills and briefing sessions
The Careers Service organises sessions that can help you learn about different career sectors, meet people doing roles you may be interested in, and improve your applications and performance at interview. Use the Diary to find details of the current programme.
These are a quick way to get up to speed with a
new area. Delivered by Careers Advisers with specialist knowledge, they
are a great starting place for understanding a sector and its recruitment
landscape. Most Briefing Sessions happen in Michaelmas term, with a few
more in Lent. Recent examples include Careers Briefings in: Commercial Law,
Marketing Communications and PR, Consultancy, Investment Banking, Journalism TV
and Film, Public Sector, Public Policy and Public Affairs, the Charity Sector,
Insurance, and Patent Work.
Careers Panels and Talks
A chance to hear tips and advice from Alumni and
others working in a specific area. Panels feature 3-6 participants
explaining their career trajectory and giving pointers for getting into their
field. They provide candid feedback on what working in a field is really
like – and give you a chance to ask questions and network with the
participants. Recent Careers Panels and Talks have covered: Teaching,
Graduate Management Programmes, Arts & Heritage Management, Working for the
UN, Westminster Careers, and Careers Using Languages.
Employer-led skills sessions
Skills sessions delivered by employers are practical opportunities to learn how to succeed at different stages of the recruitment process: CV and application writing, applications for different sectors, commercial awareness, business etiquette, competency based interviews, case interviews, assessment centre skills, and negotiation.
We run sessions to help you prepare for
assessment tests you may face at interview, such as ability tests in reasoning
skills or numeracy. We also run sessions to help identify your skills and
interests using personality and careers interest questionnaires.