Employment Success Workshop 3: Prepare CV and LinkedIn profiles

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There will be a serie of 4 workshops for young professionals which help them to prepare for their job hunts. 

1. The first one is to discover the signature values and signature skills

In this session you will complete a ‘signature values’ exercise and also begin work on articulating your ‘signature skills’.

2. The second one is to explore career opportunities relating to your degree and learn how to unpack job descriptions.

The two most common reasons why job applications are rejected, or candidates fail at interview are not understanding the job description and therefore not addressing the criteria and not realising how important it is to understand the organisation’s overall business i.e. their purpose, values, achievements and the business environment that they operate in. In this session we’ll discover how to learn about different roles and the sectors they fit into and how to talk about them with confidence using the appropriate vocabulary.  We’ll also look at how to dissect a job description to ensure that you can present the most compelling evidence of why you are suitable for it.   

3. The third one is to prepare a winning CV and LinkedIn profiles.

We’ll use what we’ve covered in the two earlier sessions to look at the content of a winning CV.  A winning CV addresses the job description, shows that you are motivated by the insights you have gained regarding this, and finally, shows that you are interested in the organisation and it’s aspirations and values.  A good LinkedIn profile can be easily built from a good CV. Three high impact elements of a LinkedIn profile are the Headline (120 characters), the skills you list for endorsement and the organisations that you follow.

4. The fourth one is to win the selection and interview game.

In this session we’ll look at why preparation and practice are key. The more clearly you understand what the employer’s signature skills and values are and what they are looking for in a candidate, the better you are likely to perform. It’s like preparing for an oral exam. You try to anticipate what questions are likely to come up and select and prepare the material you will need to answer each question well. In addition to answering questions well, your audience is weighing up who you really are, and whether you’ll fit into their team.

Free food and drink are provided at the end for discussion and networking.

This is the report for the third workshop.

 



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  • Date: 16 Oct 2023
  • Time: 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+12:00) Auckland
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  • Gate 7, Kelburn Parade
  • Wellington, North Island
  • New Zealand 6140
  • Building: Alan MacDiarmid Building
  • Room Number: AM102

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  • Starts 12 October 2023 02:24 PM
  • Ends 16 October 2023 09:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC+12:00) Auckland
  • No Admission Charge