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World Of Work Careers Centre

Welcome to the World Of Work Careers Centre Events website!

The World Of Work Careers Centre is here to help you achieve your career aspirations and progress successfully into the World of Work.

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Latest Events

Below is a list of upcoming events being organised by the World Of Work Careers Centre. In order to book yourself on to any of these events you will have to Sign In by clicking the link above.

WEBINAR : Assessment Centres Explained

Ready For Work

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

10:30 - 11:00

An online webinar

Have you applied for a graduate scheme? Wondering what you might be asked to do following a successful application? The likelihood is at some point in the selection process you will be invited to an assessment centre. This quick webinar will talk you through why graduate employers use them, what to expect at an assessment centre and crucially how you can best prepare yourself for this experience.

Careers in Law, Marketing & Journalism

One-Off

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

13:00 - 14:00

John Foster Building Room 207

Have you considered the wide variety of careers that are available after graduation? If not this is an opportunity to explore options that you may not have considered as well as getting expert advice from professionals who work in these areas. This presentation has guest speakers from Law , Marketing and Journalism. This is a one off event so please feel free to come along.

Think Pacific Presentation

One-Off

Tuesday 24 Oct 2017

17:00 - 19:30

Room C105, IM Marsh

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the incredible South Pacific islands. Think Pacific’s projects offer you the opportunity to join a traditional village, to become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to education, youth and sports development projects, which are making an immense difference to the lives of children living in hardship. If you're looking for a hugely rewarding experience abroad, the Think Pacific volunteer projects to Fiji could be just for you; every expedition is a challenging, adventurous and hugely rewarding journey to the heart of the Fiji Islands.

Working in Physiotherapy and Nutrition

One-Off

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

10:00 - 12:00

Room 326, James Parsons Building, Byrom St

Professionals from the fields of physiotherapy and nutrition will be talking about these job sectors. They will give advice to students looking to pursue a career within these areas. The following are confirmed as speakers for this event: Hazel Cheung (a dietician from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital), Emma Langan (a student dietician from the University of Chester and British Dietetic Association Student Council Representative), James Morehen (PhD Candidate Sports Performance Nutrition) Chris Cormack and Chris Simmons, (physiotherapists from Alderhey Hospital). This event is primarily aimed at Sports Science students, but is open to students from any programme.

Psychometric Testing Practice Session (Business Management students only)

Ready For Work

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

13:00 - 15:00

Room 028 Redmonds Building

A chance for Business Management students to practice psychometric tests using the Graduates First portal.

A Career in Social Work? Routes in and How to Apply’

One-Off

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

13:30 - 14:30

Room 504 and 505 Tithebarn Street, 5th floor,

Are you interested in a career in social work? This one hour session will take you through the various routes to qualifying as a social worker including postgraduate study options and the various graduate programmes such as Frontline, Think Ahead and Step Up to Social Work. Also explained will be the skills and attributes needed to evidence an effective application. Admissions staff from the LJMU MA social work programme will also be available for questions. This session is open to students from any degree programme.

Graduate Schemes Uncovered - Law & Business students only

One-Off

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

13:30 - 14:30

Redmonds Building room 037

Graduate schemes offer some of the highest quality job opportunities and many are open for applications from current final year students now. This workshop will cover what they are, if they are for you and how to apply. A representative from Enterprise Rent-A-Car will talk to you about their scheme and how to apply.

Psychometric Testing Practice Session (Business Management students only)

Ready For Work

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

15:00 - 17:00

Room 028 Redmonds Building

A chance for Business Management students to practice psychometric tests using the Graduates First portal.

Wildlife Conservation Careers Event

One-Off

Thursday 26 Oct 2017

17:00 - 19:00

Lower James Parsons Lecture Theatre & Exhibition Space, Byrom St

‘From LJMU student to wildlife conservation professional, the how, the who and the why’ A careers evening has been organised for all Wildlife Conservation and Natural Sciences students on the 26th October from 5-7pm. Employers and wildlife conservation alumni will be attending from organisations such as Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Wardell Armstrong LLP, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Wales Wildlife Trust. There will be short presentations and networking opportunities with food and drinks! There will also be representatives from the LJMU postgraduate study team for those thinking about postgraduate study and the Careers Team. Presentations will cover: • opportunities within their organisations • top career tips • how to secure your first graduate job • what employers look for • skills you need to demonstrate • what makes a great applicant. This event is for all levels and is essential to help you plan your future career, make yourself employable and network with local and national employers!

WEBINAR: Finding Hidden Jobs

Ready For Work

Wednesday 01 Nov 2017

10:30 - 11:30

This is an on line event

Looking for a job can be difficult – especially when up to 70% of all jobs in the UK are unadvertised! In this online class, you will learn about 5 crucial aspects of the hidden graduate job market – how people find jobs, where to look, how vacancies are filled, networking and the use of social media – so that YOU can tap into it! (Please note: To sign up on the day, please phone 0151 231 8099 no less than 1.5 hours before the session starts, so we are able to send you the link for the online class).

Volunteer For Your Career

One-Off

Wednesday 01 Nov 2017

12:30 - 14:30

Byrom Careers Zone, James Parsons Building

The LJMU Psychology Society and Careers Team have invited a number of local charities and organisations to come along to Byrom Street to let you know about their great volunteering opportunities. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to meet the organisations and find out how you can get involved and develop that much needed experience! Some charities attending include Imagine Independence, Positive Futures, Mencap and Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company. They will be in the ground floor foyer area of Byrom street and outside the Careers Zone from 12.30-2.30pm. This event is aimed at Psychology students, but is open to students from any programme. There will also be opportunities to have your CV checked and reviewed by the Careers Team.

Graduate Schemes Uncovered

One-Off

Wednesday 01 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

Graduate schemes offer some of the highest quality job opportunities and many are open to any degree subject. This session will cover what they are and how to apply for them. Also we will discuss if a graduate scheme is for you.

Careers Thursdays: Brook

One-Off

Thursday 02 Nov 2017

11:30 - 13:00

Byrom Careers Zone, James Parsons Building

Representatives from Brook will be visiting the Byrom Careers Zone. Drop by for a chat to find out about volunteering opportunities between 11.30am and 1pm. Brook has services across the UK providing free and confidential sexual health services to young people under 25.

WEBINAR: Winning CVs

Ready For Work

Friday 03 Nov 2017

10:00 - 11:00

This is an on line event

Ensure your CV isn’t heading straight to the reject pile with this 30minute whistle-stop tour of everything you need to know about writing a winning CV. In this online class, you will learn what to include, how to format it and how to pitch yourself to get noticed. Whether you already think you have a great CV or you are just starting out, log on and get some great insider knowledge. (Please note: To sign up on the day, please phone 0151 231 8099 no less than 1.5 hours before the session starts, so we are able to send you the link for the online class).

Webinar 'Why work experience is essential'

Ready For Work

Tuesday 07 Nov 2017

10:00 - 11:00

This is an on line event

Looking at the benefits of work experience in influencing career decisions, supporting your study, enhancing your CV and building your networks. Practical tips as to how you can go about sourcing work experience and increasing your social capital, for example using Myjobsandplacemennts, volunteering and networking.

Webinar 'Why work experience is essential'

Ready For Work

Tuesday 07 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:00

This is an on line event

Looking at the benefits of work experience in influencing career decisions, supporting your study, enhancing your CV and building your networks. Practical tips as to how you can go about sourcing work experience and increasing your social capital, for example using Myjobsandplacemennts, volunteering and networking.

Think Pacific Presentation

One-Off

Tuesday 07 Nov 2017

17:00 - 19:30

Room 308, James Parsons Building, Byrom St

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the incredible South Pacific islands. Think Pacific’s projects offer you the opportunity to join a traditional village, to become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to education, youth and sports development projects, which are making an immense difference to the lives of children living in hardship. If you're looking for a hugely rewarding experience abroad, the Think Pacific volunteer projects to Fiji could be just for you; every expedition is a challenging, adventurous and hugely rewarding journey to the heart of the Fiji Islands.

Webinar 'Applying for work'

Ready For Work

Wednesday 08 Nov 2017

12:00 - 13:00

This is an on line event

Learning how to promote yourself in CVs and applications for part time work, work experience, volunteering, placements and internships. This will highlight CV Builder and take you through the basics of writing effective CVs and application forms.

Pharmacy Pre-Registration Employer Event

One-Off

Wednesday 08 Nov 2017

13:00 - 15:30

Foyer, Exchange Station, Tithebarn St, L2 2QP

This event is for Pharmacy students to come and meet employers offering pre-registration opportunities.

Webinar 'Applying for work'

Ready For Work

Wednesday 08 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:00

This is an on line event

Learning how to promote yourself in CVs and applications for part time work, work experience, volunteering, placements and internships. This will highlight CV Builder and take you through the basics of writing effective CVs and application forms.

PGR Applications Workshop

Ready For Work

Wednesday 08 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:30

Redmonds Building room 337

In a competitive jobs market, where employers have to sift through sometimes hundreds of applications in order to select only a handful to put through to the next stage, there is no room for error. Making a good impression with a well thought out and professionally presented application or is simply essential. This workshop will take you through such basics as addressing questions posed in application forms for academic and non-academic jobs. More importantly, we will give you an insight into the way in which employers select and reject candidates, giving you some advice on how to maximise your chances by completing the application form in the most professional manner.

Webinar ‘Interview success’

Ready For Work

Thursday 09 Nov 2017

11:30 - 12:30

This is an on line event

Interviews can be daunting and this online session will discuss the common fears people have when preparing for an interview, providing tips on how to perform effectively. Typical questions, effective answers and making a good impression will all be covered in this informative session to assist you in getting over the final hurdle when applying for a job.

Webinar ‘Interview success’

Ready For Work

Thursday 09 Nov 2017

16:00 - 17:00

This is an on line event

Interviews can be daunting and this online session will discuss the common fears people have when preparing for an interview, providing tips on how to perform effectively. Typical questions, effective answers and making a good impression will all be covered in this informative session to assist you in getting over the final hurdle when applying for a job.

“Career Options” with Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies- Speed Networking Event

One-Off

Monday 13 Nov 2017

10:00 - 12:00

Greenbank Gym, IM Marsh Campus, Barkhill Road L17 6PD

Programme- Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies Level- L5 Meet representatives from a wide range of organisations involved in working with children. Ask about their role, other roles in their organisation, what qualifications, skills and experience does their organisation value? Any opportunities to volunteer? Supplementary audience- Open to all levels and inc Health and Social Care for Individuals, Families and Communities (HSCIFC)

CV & Application Forms

One-Off

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

Creating a great first impression with your CV or application form is vital when looking for a job. This session will take you through the key skills that you need to develop to sell yourself effectively in the labour market. You will learn what to include, how to format it and how to pitch yourself to get noticed. Whether you already think you have a great CV or application or you are just starting out, get some great insider knowledge and look to ensure yours doesn’t head straight to the reject pile.

Working in a Laboratory Setting

One-Off

Wednesday 15 Nov 2017

14:00 - 16:00

Room 329, James Parsons Building, Byrom St

Employers will be talking about their roles working in laboratories and will be giving advice and guidance to students wishing to pursue a career in this area. This event is aimed at Science students, but is open to all.

WEBINAR: Intro to LinkedIn – the “Facebook” for Professionals

Ready For Work

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

13:00 - 14:00

This is an on line event

In a 2013 employer survey, 78% of recruiters said they had made a hire through social media, the vast majority via LinkedIn - the “Facebook” for professionals. This online class will help you to get the most out of this indispensable tool: what LinkedIn is and understanding its value, building an effective profile, networking and research, and how employers use LinkedIn. Log on to gain lots of practical tips, to make this ESSENTIAL recruitment tool work for you!(Please note: To sign up on the day, please phone 0151 231 8099 no less than 1.5 hours before the session starts, so we are able to send you the link for the online class).

Careers in Talking Therapies

One-Off

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

13:00 - 14:00

Room 328, James Parsons Building, Byrom St

Are you interested in pursuing a career working with people with mental health conditions? IAPT (Increasing access to Psychological Therapies) and PWP (Psychological wellbeing practitioners) are roles within the NHS that might be of interest to you. As a PWP or IAPT practitioner you'll support individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds who are experiencing common mental health difficulties. You'll offer a range of low intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based interventions that will help your clients to manage their own recovery. To find out more about this career path come along to this introductory talk from Karen Rea.

Career Pathways for Sports Students

One-Off

Thursday 23 Nov 2017

10:00 - 14:00

Foyer, Exchange Station, Tithebarn St, L2 2QP

A number of employers will have stands at this event. If you are on a sports related programme, come along to meet employers who will be giving advice and guidance on careers and find out about possible opportunities to work with them. This event is aimed at students from sports programmes, but is open to all.

Think Pacific Presentation

One-Off

Thursday 23 Nov 2017

17:00 - 19:30

Lecture Theatre 1, Redmonds Building

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the incredible South Pacific islands. Think Pacific’s projects offer you the opportunity to join a traditional village, to become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to education, youth and sports development projects, which are making an immense difference to the lives of children living in hardship. If you're looking for a hugely rewarding experience abroad, the Think Pacific volunteer projects to Fiji could be just for you; every expedition is a challenging, adventurous and hugely rewarding journey to the heart of the Fiji Islands.

WEBINAR: Interview Success

Ready For Work

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

10:30 - 11:30

This is an on line event

Interviews can be daunting and this online session will discuss the common fears people have when preparing for an interview, providing tips on how to perform effectively. Typical questions, effective answers and making a good impression will all be covered in this informative session to assist you in getting over the final hurdle when applying for a job.

Successful Job Hunting

One-Off

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

Looking for a job can be difficult; this workshop will help students to identify the many different ways to search for a job and target potential companies. Did you know that it is widely believed that up to 70% of jobs are never advertised and in some sectors that percentage can be even higher? This one hour session will introduce you to the skills of tapping into the hidden job market and effectively utilising and developing your network of contacts successfully.

PGR Interviews Workshop

Ready For Work

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

14:00 - 15:30

Redmonds Building room 201

Interviews are a fundamental part of the recruitment process but often the most feared. In order to be successful at interview there are a number of strategies and techniques you can employ to help combat your nerves and give the interviewer a detailed overview of your skills, experience and suitability to a particular role. This workshop will also offer an insight into the different styles of interview you may face, to help you prepare for a confident and competent interview. RDF Mapping: subdomain B3

Careers Thursdays: Positive Futures

One-Off

Thursday 30 Nov 2017

11:00 - 15:00

Byrom Careers Zone, James Parsons Building

Representatives from Positive Futures will be visiting the Byrom Careers Zone. Drop by for a chat between 11am and 3pm. "Positive Futures means different things to different people, but at our core, we are a charitable youth organisation based in Liverpool who works with young people to give them access to support, guidance and opportunities. Come along and chat to us about the possibility of working for us."

Yummy Jobs Presentation

One-Off

Monday 04 Dec 2017

17:00 - 19:00

TLT1, IM Marsh Campus

Find out about training programmes in the USA with Yummy Travel and Tourism USA Year placements. Destinations for 2018 include: - Santa Catalina Island Company Hospitality Management Program - https://www.yummyjobs.com/work/workusacalifornia - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Rooms Division Program - https://www.yummyjobs.com/work/internusa-swandolphin - Old Edwards Inn & Spa Food & Beverage Program - https://www.yummyjobs.com/work/internusa-oldedwardsinn - Biltmore Rooms Division Program - https://www.yummyjobs.com/work/biltmore - W Hotel & Sheraton in New Orleans - https://www.yummyjobs.com/work/internneworleans - Crowne Plaza Washington DC - https://www.yummyjobs.com/work/workwashingtondcusa Please note – The intern and training programmes are available to students who are studying in the following degree disciplines; Hospitality, Tourism, Events & Culinary Yummy will be delighted to present to all students from the above degree subjects who are interested in the programme.

Webinar: Introduction to Graduate schemes

Ready For Work

Tuesday 05 Dec 2017

10:00 - 10:30

This is an on line event

Graduate schemes offer some of the highest quality job opportunities for graduates, yet many students are not aware of them. They can offer graduates employment with structured training and progression often alongside competitive salaries and benefits. With over half of these graduate schemes open to those who have a degree in any subject discipline, this is a webinar not to be missed. This webinar will cover the basics of what a graduate scheme might consist of and how to apply for them. This information will help you decide if a graduate scheme is for you and how to increase your chances of making a successful application

Pursuing a Career in Clinical Psychology

One-Off

Wednesday 06 Dec 2017

14:00 - 15:30

Room 326, James Parsons Building, Byrom St

This talk will be delivered by Dr James Reilly who is a clinical psychologist and also an admissions tutor and lecturer for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Liverpool. He will give information about the kind of work experience needed to get onto this highly competitive course, with tips included about how to gain this experience. There will also be advice about the application procedure for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and the entry requirements for the course. Other topics that will be covered include an overview of the work of a clinical psychologist and what the training for this job entails.

Postgraduate Study

One-Off

Wednesday 06 Dec 2017

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

A postgraduate qualification can take your skillset to a new level. It may be that you want to use the qualification to progress your career or develop the research skills to study a subject at a more advanced level. This one hour session will also help you to decide if a postgraduate course is the right option for you.

WEBINAR : Assessment Centres Explained

Ready For Work

Thursday 07 Dec 2017

11:00 - 11:30

This is an on line event

Have you applied for a graduate scheme? Wondering what you might be asked to do following a successful application? The likelihood is at some point in the selection process you will be invited to an assessment centre. This quick webinar will talk you through why graduate employers use them, what to expect at an assessment centre and crucially how you can best prepare yourself for this experience.

Writing Academic and Non-Academic CVs (Postgrad Researchers only)

One-Off

Wednesday 10 Jan 2018

14:00 - 15:30

James Parsons Building, Byrom St (room tbc)

This workshop will cover examples of academic and non-academic CVs, what is suitable and not suitable to put in your CV for work inside and outside academia. When competing in today’s job market, making a good impression with a well thought out and professionally presented application form or CV is essential. We will take you through such basics as structuring your CV and addressing questions posed in application forms. More importantly, we will give you an insight into the way in which recruiters select and reject candidates based on their CV or application form, helping you become a more informed and successful applicant. RDF Mapping: B3 To sign up for this workshop click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-academic-and-non-academic-cvs-12-october-2017-tickets-38014450244

LinkedIn Social Media

One-Off

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building

This informative one hour session will show you how social media and networking sites such as LinkedIn can be used for careers research, job seeking and to market yourself to future employers. Consider that a recent survey by SHL, indicated that less than 40% of graduates said they would consider marketing themselves to recruiters online. This means that the other 60% are missing the opportunity to present themselves in a positive light and use social media to help them get a job. Can you afford not to attend if you are in the 60% bracket?

PGR Applications Workshop

Ready For Work

Wednesday 24 Jan 2018

14:00 - 15:30

James Parsons Building, Byrom st (room tbc)

In a competitive jobs market, where employers have to sift through sometimes hundreds of applications in order to select only a handful to put through to the next stage, there is no room for error. Making a good impression with a well thought out and professionally presented application or is simply essential. This workshop will take you through such basics as addressing questions posed in application forms for academic and non-academic jobs. More importantly, we will give you an insight into the way in which employers select and reject candidates, giving you some advice on how to maximise your chances by completing the application form in the most professional manner.

CV Writing & Application Forms

One-Off

Wednesday 07 Feb 2018

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

Creating a great first impression with your CV or application form is vital when looking for a job. This session will take you through the key skills that you need to develop to sell yourself effectively in the labour market. You will learn what to include, how to format it and how to pitch yourself to get noticed. Whether you already think you have a great CV or application or you are just starting out, get some great insider knowledge and look ensure yours isn’t heading straight to the reject pile.

Postgrad Session – English

One-Off

Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

13:00 - 14:00

John Foster Building Room G26

A postgraduate qualification can take your skillset to a new level. It may be that you want to use the qualification to progress your career or develop the research skills to study a subject at a more advanced level. This one hour session will also help you to decide if a postgraduate course is the right option for you.

Postgraduate Study – History

One-Off

Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

A postgraduate qualification can take your skillset to a new level. It may be that you want to use the qualification to progress your career or develop the research skills to study a subject at a more advanced level. This one hour session will also help you to decide if a postgraduate course is the right option for you.

PGR Interviews Workshop

Ready For Work

Wednesday 21 Feb 2018

14:00 - 15:30

James Parsons Building, Byrom St (room tbc)

Interviews are a fundamental part of the recruitment process but often the most feared. In order to be successful at interview there are a number of strategies and techniques you can employ to help combat your nerves and give the interviewer a detailed overview of your skills, experience and suitability to a particular role. This workshop will also offer an insight into the different styles of interview you may face, to help you prepare for a confident and competent interview. RDF Mapping: subdomain B3

Succeeding at Interviews

One-Off

Wednesday 28 Feb 2018

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

Got an interview coming up or just want to know more about the whole process? Boost your chances of success by following advice on interview techniques at this one hour session. We will explain everything from the different types of interviews from video to strength based to the preparation that is needed to be successful.

Career Planning & Reflection for Level 4

One-Off

Wednesday 07 Mar 2018

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

All careers are built up in steps It’s all about getting ideas about jobs by knowing your career options, exploring your skills and understanding your motivation, and then, of course, knowing where to look for graduate opportunities This one hour session will pick up on some of the themes from your work on career smart and analyses where you are up to at the end of level 4. University goes by very fast so please do not leave this too late.

Value of Work Experience

One-Off

Wednesday 04 Apr 2018

14:00 - 15:00

John Foster Building Room G26

Work experience is more important than ever for students and graduates. Apart from making you stand out to prospective employers, work experience has many other benefits. You can gain valuable insights about the type of organisation you want to work with and get a feel for the career sector you want to work in. This one hour session will cover some of the key experiences that you need to get from any work experience as well as how to source potential opportunities.