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!
The Careers Centre is open and the team are ready to help you. Find out how to access all our services here.
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 email@example.com if you’d like to receive feedback from our Skills Advisers!
Add to your skill set through a range of resources 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 our ‘Online Resources and Learning’ section of the website. This section, along with recorded webinars from our advisers that you can watch, contains our LinkedIn Learning pathways based around 8 key transferable skills employers tell us they’re looking for. Find this section on the website 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 experience from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
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? The Lincoln Award is designed to support you to develop and learn how to demonstrate your employability skills. Lots of activities are available online and we’re even running our Assessment Centres remotely. You can find more information on the Lincoln Award section of the website, via the button below. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.