Connected Futures is the University's annual careers festival which usually takes place on campus. This year, due to Coronavirus, and in line with social distancing recommendations, we will be hosting our first ever Digital Connected Futures. Your safety as always is our prime consideration, however employers still want to talk to you!
This year the week is broken down into career-related themed days, with a series of workshops and presentations taking place every day. All the events are open to all students to attend, although we’ve made some recommendations on what level of study, they may be particularly suited to.
Each day there will also be a live chat with the University’s Career Coaches.
At the end of the employer-led sessions there will be a chance to ask questions. You might want to prepare for these sessions by researching the organisation – look at their website, Google them and see if they’ve been in the news. That way you will be able to ask well informed questions and make a good impression.
Hot tip: The Digital Career Studio is available to help you with all things career-related, like: compiling CV’s, interview preparation and assessment centres. To speak to one of our Career Coaches drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or book an appointment via MyCareer.
Recruiters at the event will be busy and your time with them may be short. Prior research means you can quickly get beyond the basics. You'll also create a much better impression.
The absolute minimum research you should do:
The jury is out on how you should dress some say suited and booted, while others say smart casual - it can depend on the profession. Smart casual is usually fine; clean and tidy is vital. It's important that you are comfortable, but also be professional. How you look is only one part of the presentation package.
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