CV building day
05 November 2012
Local, regional and major national employers recently attended a speed curriculum vitae building day at Aberystwyth University to help inspire and prepare students for the workplace.
The companies included Network Rail, The National Library of Wales, Cambrian Printers, Antur Teifi, Rachel’s Dairy, Hywel Dda Health Board and the Students’ Union, who all provided the students with a great deal of knowledge and an insight into what employers look for in candidates.
Carolyn Parry, Acting Deputy Director of the University’s Careers Service and responsible for employer engagement, explains, “The aim of holding this event is to equip and prepare students for the future and provide them with the skills, understanding and experience needed for their future career success.
“We want them to feel confident and relaxed in the company of potential employers and safe in the knowledge that they present well both on paper and face to face. We are keen to give our students every opportunity to develop their employability skills and are very grateful to the employers for giving up their time to help our students understand how to be successful in their applications.”
Every student participating in the session was given five minutes with each employer during which the employers gave students feedback on their CV and tips on how to improve them. The session also allowed the students to talk about their experience and skills.
One of the employers who attended on the day was Helen Ford from Network Rail. “We have a strong relationship with the Careers Service at Aberystwyth University, and we are delighted to be a part of this scheme,” she said. “In addition to helping us talent sport for Network Rail, we are also keen to encourage and empower individuals to identify and work towards achieving their career potential,” she added.
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