Thursday, 17 December 2015
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
5 things to do this holiday to improve your job prospects
It's nearly the Christmas holidays and we hope you have a fab time over the festive period. Here are 5 things you can can do over the break to get ahead in job applications or help you finish your UCAS form next term. Read on…
- Understand soft skills
Both employers and universities look for evidence of soft skills. For your application to be successful, you will need to understand what these skills are and how you have developed them. Here's our introduction to soft skills.
- Record your skills
You've spent the last few years participating in activities that would look great on a UCAS form or a CV, but you've forgotten what they are. Don't let this happen again. Register here or login and record them in the Skills section of your profile. You can download a worked example here.
If you have some time on your hands then Christmas is a great time to volunteer. Crisis, a homeless charity, are always looking for volunteers to help out at this time of year. Not only is it good for society, it will also build some skills and experience for your CV or application form.
- Construct a CV
You've recorded your skills, volunteered and even done some work experience. Now's the time to bring it all together in a CV. If you need help getting started then read our article on writing your first CV.
- Manage your social media profile
According to Monster, 77 per cent of employers google applicants. So will your social media profile prevent you from getting that dream job? Follow our dos and don'ts to clean up your social media profile this Christmas.
Jaguar Land Rover have a number of amazing apprenticeship opportunities available (at different academic entry points) which might be of interest? The schemes offer an opportunity to attain desirable externally recognised qualifications whilst being paid and contributing to the organisation's continued growth.
The deadline for applications is fast approaching on the 31st December 2015. Further details on the opportunities and entry requirements can be found at www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com