Gaining experience will develop your employability skills. But how do you do this in a pandemic when traditional opportunities are not available? Head of Careers Anne Wilson suggests ten strategies.
Each year, the Institute of Student Employers (formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters) undertakes a survey of its members. 200 recruiters responded to the 2017 survey. Between them they recruited 31,630 students during 2017. They employ between them 2.8 million staff across more than 16 sectors. Whilst this is a small sample of UK recruiters …
We gain transferable skills through a range of experiences – not necessarily in a sector or relevant work place. The key is to identify where you have demonstrated these skills in the past, in your own experiences and illustrate these in your applications.
If you want to ‘make a difference’ through your work but aren’t yet clear what shape this might take, answering the following questions may help you move from a gut feeling of wanting to do something worthwhile to a clearer goal and a plan.