Week 9 (20/4): Finding work

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BY RUTH BERAN and NATALIE POZDEEV

Before the break we looked at our Career Advice Reports.

  • Did you send some messages?
  • Get any responses?
  • What did you do well?
  • What could you improve in your approach?
  • What can you do more of, or better?

How can we look for work experience, internships, work, volunteer opportunities?

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Week 6 (16/3): Making a plan to get work experience

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TOPIC: Applying for work experience

REFLECT: Do you have all of the tools you need to apply for work?

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • LinkedIn profile
  • WordPress site
  • Social media platforms
  • Samples of work (eg writing, radio demo etc)

What works well?

What can be improved?

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Week 4 (2/3): Professional visibility – contacts, calling and LinkedIn

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BY RUTH BERAN

Professional phone calls

Finding the courage to make a professional phone call can be hard, but it is well worth the effort.

DISCUSSION:

  • When you’ve applied for a job in the past has it been by email, online, phone, or in person?
  • Have you ever called to speak to someone about a job before applying?
  • What did you say?
  • What questions did you ask?
  • Did you get the job?
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