Date(s) - Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You don’t need to be actively job hunting to want to keep your CV accurate, up to date and good quality. You never know when it may be useful – perhaps an internal promotion, or an opportunity within a board for a charity.
It’s also easier to update it when the roles & activities you are doing are fresh in your mind – trying to look back over a five year job if you do decide to look for a new role can be pretty challenging!
So for this workshop, we’re going to consider how to get a really effective CV, thinking about whether…
- your CV is working as hard for you as it could
- you’re getting the interviews you think you should, or is there a risk the ‘recruitment robots’ could blocked you
- it really represents you, or could it apply to anyone
- it’s full of buzzwords!
- people are getting what you want them to get from it
- if you’re changing sector or role, you can best highlight your skills you’re bringing with you
First we’ll be hearing from experts from different areas – including recruitment companies & technical recruiting managers – on how to make your CV as strong as possible, making you stand out from the crowd and more likely to get the roles you want.
Then we’ll break off into groups to talk details about how to apply that advice. If you feel comfortable, bring along your own CV if you’d like to talk about specific areas, but we’ll have example of the goods & the bads so you’ll go away with plenty of ideas to apply. We won’t be doing one on one advice but talking through the aspects you’re not sure about in your own CV will help the group think more about what they might not be seeing in their own CVs.
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What should you bring?
You are more than welcome to bring your own CV with you, though we won’t be doing individual advice sessions. Other than that, bring enthusiasm and a desire to share ideas & take on board suggestions.
What does it cost?
The event is free for attendees – with the help of our host Modulr & partners we will cover the venue and refreshment costs.
How long will it last?
Doors open at 18:00, talks will start at 18:30 and we’ll be finished by 21:00. Don’t worry if you need to leave early, or arrive a little late, you are still more than welcome to attend.
Who should come?
Our event is aimed at those in the early to mid career stage, but we know there will always be advice that can apply to anyone from new graduates to those in later stages of their career.
Whilst our events are aimed at those who identify as women and non-binary, we welcome all who want to help build a better community by listening, understanding and supporting each other.
Gentlemen, you are most welcome if you have been invited by a woman attending the event, or if you don’t know anyone going, please get in touch with the organisers before you book your ticket.
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