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JobZone is changing to OpportunityHub

We’re pleased to announce we’re upgrading JobZone to OpportunityHub, a new platform for advertising vacancies and connecting OU students and recent qualifiers with employers. This means that we’re in the process of developing enhanced functions that will open up new opportunities from our partner employers.

For the moment, registered users on JobZone are still able to log in and view vacancies. However, as we’re in the transition phase we are unable to register any new users until OpportunityHub has launched.

We’ll share the link to OpportunityHub as soon as it’s live, so watch this space!

 

Posted on: 6th Aug 2018 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Internships, Jobs, Recruitment, Work experience

Homeworking: Opportunities Working From Home webinar

Could working from home work for you?

This webinar explores the pros and cons of working from home and the issues to consider if you feel this may be right for you.  There is a wealth of information online and the webinar signposts the more useful resources and provides feedback from people who are already working from home.

This pre-recorded webinar is available to view now at https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=20221 .

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Posted on: 2nd Aug 2018 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Jobs, Webinars

Studying with the OU for career purposes? Are you “LinkedIn”?

Join The Open University Careers Network (TOUCaN) LinkedIn group where you can get the latest careers news and updates as well as advice on using LinkedIn. It’s a great starting place to build your professional network, engage in discussions with fellow OU students and alumni, ask your career related questions and share your own tips and advice.

Join the group here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3871260

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

Posted on: 2nd Aug 2018 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Jobs, Networking, Social Media

Stonewall: LGBT+ Careers Guidance webinar

Stonewall’s vision: “A world where everyone, everywhere, is free to be themselves.”

In this webinar Pete Mercer from Stonewall talks us through the work the organisation does and gives information on careers fairs and events, job platforms, support and professional networks available for our LGBT+ community. The session will be helpful in taking steps towards your career goals and identifying positive employers.

Watch the session here: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=19708

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Posted on: 30th Jul 2018 - Part of: Careers, Charities, Fairs and events, General careers information, Graduate, LGBT, Webinars

Volunteering opportunities with The Air Ambulance Service

Your Logo Air Ambulance

  • Come and join Summer Event’s Team, you will be talking to the public, raising funds and awareness for our cause. You could be helping at the Brackley Ride Out on Aug 12th, our Open Air Cinema Event on Sept 1st, Southampton Hospital Day on 8th Sept and during Air Ambulance Week (8th-16th Sept). Your help really can save lives. Call or email to have a chat and find out more: 0300 3045 999

 

  • Join our community teams for the summer, make great friends and work on your tan while helping to save lives. Our teams raise funds and awareness for our lifesaving missions at local fairs, fetes and events right across our area. Your help really can save lives. Call or email to have a chat and find out more: 0300 3045 999

 

  • We’re always looking for help in our shops all over the country https://theairambulanceservice.org.uk/how-you-can-help/shopping/. Our shops are lovely, friendly environments with a boutique style. Volunteers in our shops work as a team to sell pre-loved goods to raise money for our lifesaving missions. Your help really can save lives. Call or email to have a chat and find out more: 0300 3045 999

Posted on: 13th Jul 2018 - Part of: Careers, Charities, CV, Fairs and events, General careers information, Jobs, Volunteering, Work experience

Future Insight Days for Students with Disabilities

Insight Day into Investment Banking: Students with Disabilities      

19th  October: London

My Plus Students’ Club is hosting a careers event bringing together disabled students who have an interest in investment banking with leading banks including Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS.

Please note: You need to be at stage 1 or stage 2 study and to have 300+ UCAS points or equivalent.  If you can show mitigating circumstances, they will accept a lower points score

Read more on: https://myplusstudentsclub.com/events/event/investment-banking-careers-event

 

Insight Day into Law: Students with Disabilities   

20th November: London

My Plus Students’ Club is hosting a careers event bringing  together students with disabilities who have an interest in commercial law with leading law firms. Confirmed firms so far include: Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters, and Slaughter and May.

Please note: You need to be at stage 1 or stage 2 study and to have 300+ UCAS points or equivalent.  If you can show mitigating circumstances, they will accept a lower points score

Read more on: https://myplusstudentsclub.com/events/event/law-careers-event

 

 

 

Posted on: 13th Jul 2018 - Part of: Accountancy, Business, Careers, Disabled, Fairs and events, General careers information, Jobs, Law

Stay Motivated After Your Results – Wednesday 18th July 1-2pm

About to get your module results? This is a great time to check if you’re on track with your personal and career goals. And if your results aren’t what you expected we’re here to support you.

Let Careers Consultants Claire and Sean, along with contribution from the Student Support Team, guide you through common issues following module results, the potential impact on your career plans and range of support available to help you stay on track.

Join the live webinar on 18th July 1-2pm at: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=19759

If you’re unable to attend the live session a recording will be available to play back after.

Careers and Employability Services

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Posted on: 12th Jul 2018 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Webinars

‘Getting Your Foot in the Door with an Application Form’ workshop – Thursday 12th July 12:30 – 1:30pm

Do you know that you’re just right for the job but can’t get the interview because your application form made the recruiter yawn?

Don’t miss this live interactive workshop on Thursday 12th July, 12:30 – 1:30pm to hone your application and personal statement writing skills.

Join OU Careers & Employability Consultants Kate and Leigh who will be looking at some of the bloopers that are sure to put you on the ‘no’ pile whilst helping you to understand the recruitment process from the employer perspective.

Join us here: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=19744

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Posted on: 6th Jul 2018 - Part of: Careers, CV, General careers information, Graduate, Jobs, Recruitment, Webinars

UCAS Mature Student Day 2018

UCAS Mature Student Day 2018 

Taking place on Tuesday 10th July 

Throughout the day on Tuesday 10 July, UCAS will be sharing expert tips, and stories from graduates and current students about returning to study, for mature students seeking to change their lives. 

This will help potential students over 21 and looking to further their career, or just looking for a career change, undergraduate study offering: finance advice; how to balance study with other commitments; how to choose the right course; tips on applying; and how to overcome first semester nerves. 

Mature students can get involved, sharing their stories on Facebook.  

Further information: https://bit.ly/2Khuoll

 

 

 

Posted on: 6th Jul 2018 - Part of: Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Postgraduate

Live webinar: ‘Changing Careers & the HMRC Graduate Programme’ – 3rd July, 1-2pm

Are you considering changing careers, but not sure how to go ahead?

Join our webinar – ‘Changing Careers & the HMRC Graduate Programme’ – with Andrew from HMRC and Chandni (OU Careers Consultant) to:

– Identify how to apply your transferable skills
– Learn about the HMRC (Tax Professional) Programme
– Get tips, advice and resources for your next steps

Click here to join on 3rd July (1-2pm): https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/connecthosted/view.php?id=19644

(This session will be recorded if you are unable to attend).

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

Posted on: 2nd Jul 2018 - Part of: Accountancy, Arts, Business, Careers, Engineering, Environment, Financial, General careers information, Graduate, Health & Social Care, Interviews, Jobs, Languages, Law, Management, Maths, Media, Networking, Postgraduate, Psychology, Recruitment, Science, Social work, Teaching, Technology, Webinars