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31st May 2018

Adults in Buckinghamshire who are looking to learn, retrain or upskill are invited to a free event this June. The Future Proof event will take place on Friday 8th June 2pm-4pm and Saturday 9th June 9.30am-2.30pm at University Campus Aylesbury Vale, Walton Street, Aylesbury, HP21 7QG.

Organised by Buckinghamshire College Group and partners, including the National Careers Service, the event will enable adults to find out about apprenticeships, education and training and explore live job opportunities in Buckinghamshire.

Our National Careers Service advisers will be on hand to give careers advice and guidance. We are also running a series of 40 minute employability workshops across the two days:  

  • Getting your CV right! Your CV is your first point of contact with an employer and can make or break your job application.  This interactive workshop will help you build your CV and write a covering letter to match your skill set and aspirations. In addition, we will take you through what should and should not be part of your personal statement.
     
  • Interview preparartion and skills. Today’s job market is more competitive than ever and once you’ve secured an interview, your role is to convince the interviewer you are the best person for the job.  This session will cover how to successfully prepare for your interview, overcome nerves, predict the questions the interviewer may ask and even ensure you arrive suitably dressed.
     
  • Making social media work for you. Social media is not just for sharing your social life, if used correctly they can be a great aid to finding your next job.  Did you know that Facebook has a dedicated jobs portal? Or using the advanced search on Twitter can help narrow down potential jobs?  LinkedIn also has the advantage of allowing you to make recruiters know you are looking for a new position without it appearing on your profile.  This workshop covers all of the above and more.
     
  • Putting your skills into practice at work Did you know that hard and soft skills could secure you a job?  Employers are interested in both your hard skills, specific knowledge and abilities, and soft skills, personal attributes and personality traits.  This workshop explains how to recognise hard and soft skills, how to use them in real life work situations and which skills employers are looking for.

Open to adults of all career levels and life stages. Register here.

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