News & blogs News Free webinars and events for job seekers Our National Careers Service teams are running a series of free interactive webinars and events throughout October. Webinars Giving top tips for a successful job search, these online sessions are run by professional careers advisers. Please see topics, dates/times and booking details below: Wednesday 6th October, 10:30am-11:30am – Effective CVs Wednesday 13th October, 10:30am-11:30am – Application Forms Monday 18th October, 10am and 2pm - Developing an awesome CV and covering letter Wednesday 20th October, 10am and 2pm - Different driving licences and how to work in the transport sector Monday 25th October, 10am and 2pm - How to ace application and interview skills Wednesday 27th October, 10am and 2pm - How to job search effectively and the hidden jobs market To book your free place please use the links above or email [email protected] In addition, we will be running the following lunchtime bite-size webinar: Wednesday 13th October, 1:30pm-2:00pm - Searching for seasonal work To book please use the link above or call 0800 100 900. I have achieved so much with these webinars. Great advice! Sector-based work academies These last for two days and the aim is to introduce the participants to the sector and to prepare them for the application and selection criteria used. Tuesday 5th October and Wednesday 6th October - Smyths Toys (Salisbury, Wiltshire) Wednesday 6th October and Thursday 7th October – Civil Service (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire) Tuesday 19th October and Wednesday 20th October – National Careers Service Careers Adviser (Berkshire) Please register on the links above. Gloucestershire webinars Wednesday 6th October, 11am-12pm – Interview skills Wednesday 13th October, 11am-12pm – CV skills To book please use this link to book or email [email protected]. Events Seasonal Jobs Week From 11th-15th October the National Careers Service will be running a Seasonal Jobs campaign on social media. In the South West and Oxfordshire region we will be featuring local opportunities on our Facebook and Twitter channels across the week. On the Wednesday we are also running a bitesize webinar to help people find and apply for seasonal vacancies (see above for details). Follow our social media channels for further information. The South East region (covering Berkshire) will be running a Virtual Jobs Fair on their Twitter channel from 9am-5pm on Wednesday 13th October, during which time they’ll be ‘touring’ the South East and promoting Christmas job vacancies in each area. Find out more on their Twitter channel. Broadmead Shopping Centre event Our Bristol team will have a stand in Broadmead Shopping Centre to provide careers support on the following dates: Date: Monday 25th to Friday 29th October Times: 10am to 4pm each dayLocation: Broadmead Shopping Centre, Bristol (outside The Galleries). Come along and talk to one of the team. No need to book an appointment. The Bristol Job and Careers Hub Our Bristol team are at the Bristol Job and Careers Hub each week offering face-to-face careers support: Days: Tuesdays and ThursdaysTimes: 10am-4pmLocation: Bristol Job and Careers Hub, The Galleries (Ground Floor), Broadmead, Bristol. Drop in support available or call 0800 100 900 for an appointment. I have learnt a lot in this session and I know what I want to do in the future.