Employers set to converge on University of Leicester

Leading employers are converging on the University of Leicester as part of a Careers Week from 3 March-6 March.

Careers Week is a four-day long series of presentations, seminars and workshops, involving employers such as Accenture, Deloitte, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Procter and Gamble and covering a huge range of themes and topics, including:

Effective presentation skills at interviews
Making sense of the graduate job market
Producing a winning CV
Survival tips for assessment centres
Interview techniques
Maximising performance in psychometric tests.

All sessions and activities are completely free of charge and will take place in the Park Lounge, 2nd Floor, Charles Wilson building between 11.00am and 5.00pm. It is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Careers Week also incorporates Postgraduate Day on Thursday 6th March where sessions have been specifically tailored for students in these groups.

Head of Careers Service, Martin Pennington, is keen to encourage as many students as possible to attend: “At the Careers Service, we are committed to providing students with as many opportunities as possible of enhancing their employability, and this is a commitment we work hard to deliver all year round. Careers Week offers a unique and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the range of advice and guidance services we offer.”

Shirley McCaugherty, Employer Liaison Manager, said: “Employers regularly tell us that whilst graduates are clearly academically gifted and enthusiastic, they are sometimes let down by factors such as their understanding of the skills and attributes employers value most highly, and their ability to articulate these skills and attributes in CVs, application forms, interviews etc. By attending Careers Week activities, students will be able to find out more about how they can overcome these issues, and genuinely maximise their chances of future career success.”

Source: By University Of Leicester

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