Essex Entrepreneurs strike again!
Another brilliant Essex Startups Bootcamp with amazing business ideas, huge passion and creative flare.
Do you worry that your disability or long term health condition will affect your employment prospects? It may surprise you to know that increasing numbers of employers are actively seeking disabled and diverse candidates.
So, let’s talk about positive disclosure – what it is and how to handle it in job applications and interviews.
Instead of binge-watching box sets you could fill your time broadening your skills, making new contacts and preparing for your career.
Our five steps will show you how a productive break can also be fun: Continue reading
I quickly fell into a role as a Sales Administrator through a friend of a friend. I knew it wouldn’t be permanent, but I also knew after about a month, that I disliked everything about it. I saw my friends succeeding in their graduate schemes and moving to big cities and felt completely left behind. After six months of feeling sorry for myself, my dad gave me some valuable advice; ‘No one can get you out of this job but you.’
And so began the search!
The Big Essex Award is THE standard of student employability success at Essex. Thursday 8 June in Sub Zero was the night that Bronze, Silver and Gold levels were awarded to some of Essex’s finest.
You got that job you applied for – all that application work, reviews and interview prep has all paid off and now you are starting your first day!
Feels awesome right? We are super happy for you!
First day nerves? Don’t worry – you’ve got this. Here are a few little tips to help you sail through that first day. Continue reading
I am a Careers Information Assistant at the Employability and Careers Centre at Essex and I love my job because I love the variety. I get to meet lots of students during drop in sessions and, as everyone is different, I get to answer a whole range of interesting questions. There is one area though, that I wish didn’t differ so much from student to student: that is the extent to which students can’t get a ‘grip’ on their employability.
The CIPD indicate that there’s an increased use of technology to attract and recruit candidates (Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey, 2015).
So let’s explore the basics together:
When students visit the Employability and Careers Centre for a CV review we find out a little bit about them and who they are, talk through how they plan on using the CV, and work our way through its contents.
We often find ourselves working to extract additional experience, interests, awards and achievements and even education which the student has chosen not to include. Often when pushed they tell us time and again that it “felt like bragging” and time and again we reassure them that it if there’s one place where it’s OK to shout about what an excellent candidate you are for any given position, it’s your CV!