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Careers workshops and webinars

University of Bradford students and graduates are welcome to attend our regular workshops led by employers, professional experts and Career and Employability Services team members.

Careers workshops and webinars

Our careers sessions have three themes this year:

  • Career Essentials - covering the employability topics you need to know about
  • Professional Insights - guest speakers from a range of industries sharing insights into careers, job roles and recruitment
  • Expanding Your Horizons - opportunities abroad, further study and more.

We will be hosting a combination of webinars and on-campus sessions, make sure to check the details when booking.

Register for session details and see more on the Handshake Career Centre events page, which also features selected external events that may be of interest.

Details of the summer workshops for 2022 coming soon.

A group of students at a careers workshop

Summer Webinar & Workshop Programmes

WorkshopWhen and where

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Career Planning – How to get started. 

  • Practical techniques to help you learn how to plan and manage your career, now and in the future 
  • Useful sources of advice and information 
  • How the Career and Employability Service can help you  

Wed, 08 June

14:00 - 15:00  

Online only

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Effective CVs and Covering Letters

  • An overview about producing an effective CV (purpose, structure, content, and layout) that will grab the attention of prospective employers. 
  • How to write a Cover Letter that clearly explains your motivation for applying for the job/role.
  • Understanding employability skills and how to demonstrate these in your CV and Covering Letter
  • Find out the latest trends – e.g., the use of Application Tracking Systems (ATS) to sift applications based on key words and phrases 

Thur, 09 June

15:00 – 16:30

Online only

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Understanding the UK recruitment process

  • General information on the UK recruitment stages – from initial applications to selection tests, interviews and assessment centres 
  • The range of employability skills/competencies required
  • How to access information on various recruitment activities conducted
  • The importance of effective career planning

Fri, 10 June 

14:00 – 16:00 

Online only

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Application Forms – The basics

  • Anticipating questions
  • What type of examples you could use to demonstrate your competencies?
  • Applying a technique to structure your answers (STAR, CAR etc.)
  • Supporting Information/Personal Statements – how to write a targeted statement
  • Hints and tips on other aspects of the application process   

Mon, 13 June 

11:30 – 13:00

Online Only

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP: How to prepare for your job search

  • How to explore graduate options and where to look for graduate level opportunities
  • Examining a brief overview of current LMI (Labour Market Information)
  • Effective application of key transferable skills and qualities in the workplace

Mon, 13 June 

15:00 – 16:00

On Campus (Room TBC)

CAREER ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP: How to succeed at interviews

  • Identify different types of interviews including online meetings with selection panels and video interviews
  • Recognise the purpose of job interviews
  • Identify the types of questions
  • Develop effective planning and preparation strategies (learn how to apply different preparation models and methods)
 

Thur, 16 June 

14:00 – 15:30

On Campus (Room TBC)

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Top tips for successful Assessment Centres

  • The tasks/activities conducted at assessment centres
  • A brief overview on interview structure: typical interview questions and how to respond to different types of questions (strengths, competency, values and CV/Applications based)
  • Ascertain what to expect and how to prepare – the Do’s and Don’ts of each process.
  • Various resources and hints and tips to help and guide you to success!

Fri, 17 June 

14:00 – 16:00

Online Only

CAREER ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP: Applying for Industrial Placements (UG only)

  • Find out more about the processes and timescales involved around sourcing and securing an industrial placement
  • When to start searching, how to apply, things to consider, support available and much more
  • There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

Mon, 20 June 

14:00 – 15:15 

On Campus (Room TBC)

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Applying for postgraduate studies

  • Cover your motivations for considering postgraduate study, including how to apply and how to find courses
  • Cover the essential preparation needed to work up an effective and well written supporting statement for your postgraduate master’s applications (key areas of content and how to ensure that your prior skills and academic knowledge relate closely to the postgraduate programme)
  • Also direct you to additional online resources including how to get feedback on a draft personal statement by booking into one of our 1:1 appointment

Tues, 21 June 

11:00 – 12:15

Online Only 

CAREER ESSENTIALS: How to network (online and in-person) for beginners

  • How to reach out online with a big focus on using LinkedIn to expand your connections
  • Hints on tips on how to sign up for networking opportunities and make the most of in person connections
  • Hopefully, we can take the fear factor out of networking and by the end of the session you should feel more confident to try some techniques yourself

Wed, 22 June 

11:00 – 12:15

Online Only

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Effective Applications – focusing on competency based questions

  • Understanding the competencies required
  • Applying the right technique (STAR/SBO/CAR)
  • Examples to use

Fri, 24 June 

11:00 – 12:30

Online Only

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Supporting disabled students with job applications

  • Opportunity to discuss any questions you may have
  • What to expect
  • Support in disclosing a disability
  • Discussions around reasonable adjustments

Tues, 28 June 

14:00 – 15:15

Online Only

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Interviews – the basics

  • How to get started with preparing for an interview
  • How to anticipate questions
  • How to structure your answers
  • Tips and advice on other helpful resources and sources of support

Wed, 29 June

15:30 – 16:30

Online Only

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Preparing for Final Year – How to bag a graduate scheme

  • What a graduate scheme is and whether one would be right for you
  • Major graduate schemes available across a variety of sectors and learn which roles are available in Bradford and West Yorkshire
  • Key timescales to be aware of
  • Quick tips for making strong applications

Mon, 04 July 

14:00 – 15:15

Online Only

CAREERS ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Social Media for job search and career planning

  • Understanding why social media is important to your job search
  • Reflect on why companies use social media platforms to assess your suitability
  • Understanding how to use the main social media platforms for your job search

Thur, 07 July 

11:00 – 12:00

Online Only

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Effective CVs and Covering Letters

  • An overview about producing an effective CV (purpose, structure, content, and layout) that will grab the attention of prospective employers
  • How to write a Cover Letter that clearly explains your motivation for applying for the job/role
  • Understanding employability skills and how to demonstrate these in your CV and Covering Letter
  • Find out the latest trends – e.g., the use of Application Tracking Systems (ATS) to sift applications based on key words and phrases

Thur, 07 July

14:00 – 15:30

Online Only

CAREER ESSENTIALS WEBINAR: Making the most of LinkedIn

  • Making a strong LinkedIn profile
  • Using LinkedIn to research career ideas
  • How to network effectively on LinkedIn

Mon, 11 July

11:00 – 12:00

Online Only

 

Further information