Applying for jobs, whether part-time or graduate, is a process that most of us will have to go through at some point. Being in my final year at university, last semester I started thinking about employment after graduation. The question was: where do I begin? A little bit of research led me to the University of Sheffield’s very own Careers Service. They offer a range of talks and workshops held every semester, which greatly helped me out. Over the next couple of weeks they will be running similar workshops, and I would recommend the following:
· Today at 1pm there will be a ‘CVs and Applications’ talk in lecture theatre 6 of the Hicks Building. This is a very useful talk to help get you started with the application process. You don’t have to sign up, simply turn up just before it starts!
· There is also a ‘CV Workshop’ being held on Wednesday 22nd Feb. To book a place on this workshop, visit the Careers Service Reception at 388 Glossop Road. Be quick though, places are extremely limited.
· Already confident with your CV and just want more help with application forms or covering letters? The workshops for ‘Application Forms’ held on Monday 20th Feb and ‘Covering Letters’ held on Thursday 23rd Feb, provide an interactive environment to nail these tricky elements of the application process. More information on these workshops, including how you can sign up, can be found on the What’s On Diary.
If, like me, you’re a final year student, my advice is to sign up now and get yourself along to some of these talks and workshops!
Matthew (Student Blogger)