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Live Webinar: How to explain an Open qualification to an employer – 22nd November

Are you unsure how to explain your Open qualification to an employer? Don’t miss this live webinar on Wednesday 22nd November 12:30-1pm with Careers & Employability Services and the Open Programme. The session will focus on how to express your skills and competencies from an Open qualification both on a written application and at interview. We’ll also introduce some online resources that you may find useful in planning your future career.

Find out more at: https://learn2.open.ac.uk/blocks/news/message.php?m=27517299

 

Posted on: 20th Nov 2017 - Part of: Careers, CV, General careers information, Graduate, Interviews, Jobs, Webinars

Live webinar: ‘Interviews and Assessment Centres: Tips for Success’ – Friday 24th Nov, 12-1pm

Join us on Friday 24th November from 12pm – 1pm

 Gemma O’Leary and Hannah Whelan (from Fujitsu) will give an overview of:

 

If you’re not able to attend the webinar, but have questions, get in touch via Twitter (@OpenUniCareers) or Facebook (/OpenUniCareers).

  

The OU Careers and Employability Services

https://help.open.ac.uk/topic/careers

 

Posted on: 20th Nov 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Arts, Business, Careers, Engineering, Environment, Fairs and events, General careers information, Graduate, Health & Social Care, Interviews, IT, Jobs, Languages, Law, Management, Maths, Postgraduate, Psychology, Recruitment, Research, Science, Social work, Teaching, Volunteering, Webinars

Learn how to ‘Re-invent your Career’ – Thursday 7th December, 6:30 – 7:45pm (Live webinar)

Re-inventing your Career

Thursday 7th December, 6:30 – 7:45pm

Changing career is difficult. As we develop our skills and build a reputation in one job it seems harder and harder to let go of what we have and take on something new.

In this webinar Dorie Clark explores:

– How we can leverage our current skills in a new environment
– Different ways of researching a new career path
– How test-drive a new career via strategic moonlighting
– How to get help and make contacts in a new sector.

More info at: https://msds.open.ac.uk/students/messages.aspx?msg=1028874697&crse=

Hurry – limited tickets available on Eventbrite!

The OU Careers and Employability Services
https://help.open.ac.uk/topic/careers

 

 

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Posted on: 17th Nov 2017 - Part of: General careers information

Webinar: PwC – more than just accountants!

Listen to Andrew from PwC, a leading professional services firm, to learn more about the graduate opportunities, placements and internships available. They offer nationwide opportunities and recruit from any degree subject.

By watching this session you can:

  • Discover the different business areas you can work in – they’re not just an accountancy firm!
  • Get clued up on the application process
  • Hear Andrews top tips on how to best demonstrate the behaviours and attributes that PwC look for
  • Listen to ideas on how to develop your own competency based examples

This webinar is available to view now at: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=18607

Posted on: 16th Nov 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Business, Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Jobs, Webinars

Postponed webinar: ‘Getting Your Foot in the Door with an Application Form’ (16th Nov, 6:30 – 7:30pm)

Apologies for any inconvenience – the webinar on ‘Getting Your Foot in the Door with an Application Form‘ will be postponed until further notice (due to Adobe Connect technical issues).  A new date for this will be posted in due course.

If you require advice on application forms or have other career-related queries, please contact us via the link: https://help.open.ac.uk/careers-consultation

Thank you for your patience.

 

The OU Careers and Employability Services

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017 - Part of: General careers information

Live Webinar – Considering a career in the translation industry? Find out how to succeed

Live Webinar                      Wednesday 29th November 2017                  6 – 7pm

Language Service Providers offer a wide variety of career paths. Apart from traditional roles for graduates such as translators they will often give a great opportunity to become a translation project managers or translation industry specialists. In this webinar Agnieszka and Caroline from K International, one of the UK’s leading language service providers will provide you with the key information you need if you wish to pursue a career in this sector including;

  • An insight into K International and the services they offer to their clients in the UK and across the world
  • The range of translation work they are involved in including different specialisms, transcreation, and marketing translation – learn more about both of these on the company’s blog
  • The role of a Translation Project Manager, with a unique employer`s insight into what is interesting about this role and if it is a good way to get started in the industry.
  • Advice on the skills and experience that companies in this sector look for, including tips on your CV, interviews and the testing process when recruiting translators
  • If you are considering a career in the translation industry, this presentation will give you some pragmatic advice on how to succeed.

Join us in this live webinar on Wednesday 29th November at 6pm at

https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=18627

 

 

Posted on: 14th Nov 2017 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Languages, Volunteering, Webinars, Working Abroad

Live webinar: Work Experience & Internships with EY Tuesday 21st November 1pm

Gaining work experience with employers has changed greatly in recent years with the advent of internships. Many large graduate recruiters are using them as a platform to recruit directly onto graduate programmes. In this session we will be joined by Karen Lau from Ernst Young (EY) – global professional services firm, who will give an insight into how they recruit to their Internship programme and what to expect from the process.

In joining this session you will gain insight into:

  • How a structured Internship programme is operated.
  • The application process and how you will need to prepare.
  • The increasing emphasis on strengths based interviewing
  • The 5 “future skills” that an employer like EY value, and how you should be able to evidence these.

Join us in this live webinar on Tuesday 21st November at 1pm at: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=18645

Posted on: 14th Nov 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Business, Careers, Financial, General careers information, Internships, Jobs, Work experience

Live Web Chat event with Deloitte on Technology Consulting

Technology is an area that’s wide open for you to develop the career you choose and over the course of Deloitte’s Graduate programme, you’ll receive extensive training and gain experience working on client projects.

All you need at this stage is a clear interest in Technology, studying towards a 2:1 degree (please note course requirements of STEM related degrees for specific roles) and be looking for a career that allows you to offer strategic advice on projects of national significance.

This will be an interactive session giving you the opportunity to ask your questions about life in Consulting Technology at Deloitte, taking place on Friday 17th November 2017, 12:00-13:00. To find out more go to https://deloitte-uk.career-inspiration.com/app/discussions/chat/view/17fafe5f6ce2f1904eb09d2e80a4cbf6/-20171117-1327-20171117-1327-20171117-1327-20171117-1327

Posted on: 14th Nov 2017 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Technology, Webinars

‘Getting Your Foot in the Door with an Application Form’ – Thursday 16th November, 6 – 7pm

Struggle to write application forms?

Our webinar ‘ Getting Your Foot in the Door with an Application Form’ will help you to hone your writing skills and get noticed!

Join Lynne and Alex (Careers Consultants) on Thursday 16th November (6:30 – 7:30pm) and find out how to:

  • hone your writing skills for applications and personal statements

  • avoid common mistakes

  • understand your USPs

  • impress recruiters

Join the conversation here: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=18634

Posted on: 13th Nov 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Arts, Business, Careers, Competition, Disabled, Engineering, Environment, Financial, General careers information, Health & Social Care, Interviews, IT, Jobs, Languages, Law, Management, Maths, Recruitment, Research, Science, Social work, Teaching, Volunteering, Webinars, Wildlife

New Webinar: Access to Work

Help is available for people with a disability, physical or mental health condition to start and stay in employment through the Government’s Access to Work Programme.  It offers practical and financial support.  This webinar explains how it can help you so you can consider applying for this yourself.

Our Career Consultants Jane and Cathy take a look at how this scheme can help you by the practical and financial help it offers.  It’s just under 30 minutes long but understanding how this works, could make a huge difference to your possible futures.

View this webinar here

Posted on: 6th Nov 2017 - Part of: Careers, Disabled, Webinars