Boost Your Employability From Home
If you're finding yourself spending more time at home at the moment, why not use this time to take proactive steps to boost your employability? See some of our top tips below!
Now could be the perfect time to reflect on your experiences and bring your CV up-to-date. You’ll find a link to our ‘CV and Cover Letter Guide’ below, which is a great starting point. We also have an interactive ‘CV Builder Tool’ you can access via the 'My Careers' tab on Blackboard, and we've even got a video of how to use the tool- see the button below. Once you’ve got a draft CV, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to receive feedback from our Skills Advisers!
Add to your skill set through a range of courses available online, many of which can be accessed for free! Some external online learning sites to explore include www.futurelearn.com; www.idea.org.uk and www.open.edu. As a Lincoln student you can access LinkedIn Learning via the LinkedIn platform and if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve created some ‘pathways’ for you based around 8 key transferable skills employers tell us they’re looking for. Find these via the button below:
Online Work Experience
If you're looking to gain experience for your CV then why not consider online work experience and volunteering? You can gain work experiencefrom the comfort of your own home whilst building on your employability. We've pulled together a list of online opportunities that can be accessed via the button below.
You may be preparing for an upcoming interview, but if not, you can still get ahead and enhance your interview technique. Take a look at our top interview tips and advice in our online booklet:
Put your interview skills to the test by undertaking a mock interview on our ‘Interview Simulator’ available through the 'My Careers' tab on Blackboard. If you’d like some personalised feedback on your interview performance we can even offer you a mock telephone interview with one of our Skills Advisers – email us at email@example.com to book.
Gather your final bits of evidence and attend your last remaining sessions from the comfort of your own home! You can undertake our Careers and Employability Workshops online and we’re even running our Mock Assessment Centres remotely. Alternatively if you haven’t signed up yet to the Lincoln Award why not get started by booking onto an online Induction event via our events calendar? You can find more information on the Lincoln Award section of the website, via the button below. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to talk to us about what you still need to do to complete.
All of our Careers and Employability workshops are being delivered online, live by our Skills Advisers. So if you're looking for advice on a specific aspect of the recruitment process, or to enhance your skills to showcase to employers, these live sessions are not to be missed. You can browse and book all our workshops and events via the Events Calendar.
You might also find it useful to think about...
Signing up to our vacancy listing service CareerLinc where employers are regularly uploading roles. Click the button below to find out more information. You might also find it useful to visit sites such as TARGETjobs and Prospects.
Finding an industry mentor; when you sign up to Lincoln Connect you can gather industry insights and learn from alumni experienced within industry.