Improve your employability over the winter break

Posted on: 23 December 2022 by Richard Finch in Hints, tips and advice

As the year draws to a close, here are our suggestions to improve your employability in your spare time over the winter break, plus a competition where you could win some great prizes!

Virtual work experience

A great way to get some work experience whilst at home is to visit Forage. Forage is a virtual work experience program that gives students the opportunity to learn career skills from Fortune 500 companies. Virtual work experience programs contain real industry tasks, to develop transferable skills for workplace readiness. You don’t just learn new skills, you’re able to showcase your knowledge & get noticed by recruiters from top companies. With plenty of courses to choose from, visit the website now!

Learn new skills

Need to brush up on your Excel skills? Want to learn something new? LinkedIn learning is the place to go. With so many courses to choose from, you can learn just about anything. Once you complete a course, you can also add this to your LinkedIn Profile, as well as your CV- a win, win.

Update your CV

Take a look at the CV360 E-learning (video) Resources. Not only does this website help with your CV, there are video’s on a range of career skill topics including: developing management techniques, being more productive, building your personal brand, balancing work and life, working remotely and improving workplace skills

Try something new

With some more spare time on your hands, this could be the opportunity to work on your passion project. Start a website, write a blog, advertise your crafts online. Each of these can improve your transferable skills and provides some interesting examples to discuss at your interview.

Tell us about your career aspirations

Complete the Cibyl student survey and you will get a free career personality report. In this report, we detail your career personality type, how to enhance your skillset and different professions that may be of interest to you. This tool can be used to discover new career paths, find information about career. 

There are also some great prizes to be won including:

  • a £100 Amazon gift card (given away every week – 14 to give away!)
  • a pair of Apple AirPods (two given away at close of survey)
  • a £500 gift voucher of your choice (two given away at close of survey)

In addition to having the chance to win an amazing prize, you will also receive a personalised careers report based on your survey answers. Take the survey to find out your career persona, what professions are available to you and tips on how to enhance your skillset! Follow the link to complete the Cibyl student survey

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