London College of Contemporary Arts
9 Holborn, London EC1N 2LL London, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 3535 1155
Career workshops
1 Jul - 10 Aug, 2015 , Time: According to specialization

Workshops happening in July and August.

Dates and times are arranged according to programme specialization and are communicated via email by careers department.

Title: Building your personal brand & networking
Why should I attend?
In this workshop you will understand the concepts of creating your ‘personal brand’ for career success and understand how to create useful networks.
What will I learn?
We will touch upon the ‘Video Resume’, the 7 steps to successful networking, how to use blogs, business cards, personal websites and networking sites etc to the best advantage, the importance of creating an Achievement’s database, the ’30 sec Elevator Pitch’.

Title: CV writing
Why should I attend?
CV is a very important marketing tool. It is a way of promoting yourself and you need to know how to do it in the best way possible. 
What will I learn?
In this workshop we will discuss the structure, format, language, voice, and even the look of different types of CV, the Do’s and Don’ts, etc. Chances of finding a job diminish with a poor CV and there exists a very real risk of getting screened out on the first stage of a job application process.

Title: Cover letter writing
Why should I attend?
In UK, each job application should always have an accompanying Cover Letter which is customised for that job. The cover letter is very important as it shows the employer the reasons for considering your application.
What will I learn?
In this workshop you will learn how to sell your unique skills that make you most suited to the role. Skills could either be gained academically or through your prior experiences and your letter should highlight your motivation to join this particular company, explain any gaps in your CV, express your availability to interview, etc.

Title: Job search strategies & online resources
Why should I attend?
Invaluable tips on how to look for a job, techniques you can use to your advantage.
What will I learn?
We will cover networking and referral, reference book list and other resources including recommended job sites, niche career websites as well as recommended recruiter / executive search firm lists for graduate or more experienced candidates.

Title: Using Social Media for careers success

Why should I attend?

In this day and age, we witness the increased use of social media - not only in our personal lives, but professional as well and is important to know why and how to use it.
What will I learn?
We will touch upon the various social media or professional and networking sites available, the purpose of each, the kind of subscribers, followers and trends. Most importantly you will learn how you can use them to your best advantage.

Title: Informational Interviewing
Why should I attend?
An informational interview involves talking with people who are currently working in your field of interest to gain a better understanding of the occupation or industry and more importantly to build a network of contacts in that field over a period of time (usually a year). This can also be used to gain valuable information for your dissertation.
Lean what the informational interview is and how you can use it.
What will I learn?
Although the purpose is not to ask for a job, if you impress the interviewee he / she may remember you when a vacancy does come up. The workshop will touch upon how to prepare, how and where to target relevant interviewee’s, the type of questions you should ask (samples of informational interview letters and emails and how to structure the call if done via phone) and the etiquettes.

Title: Interviewing Techniques
Why should I attend?
The job interview is a very important part of your job application process and you need to know how to master it. Once selected for a job interview, it's important to prepare properly, as you will need to impress the interviewer.
What will I learn?
In this workshop, we will touch upon the Purpose of the Interview, Preparation for the Interview, Types of Interviews, How to handle and answer Questions in the widely accepted and result oriented STAR format. We will also discuss etiquettes, Competency Based Interviews, the Questions you can ask back which put you in better light.

1 Jul - 10 Aug, 2015
Where Sheraton House/5 Holborn
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