The UoN Office of Career Services on Friday May 22, 2020 hosted a Career Webinar on CV writing and Interview etiquette. The Webinar was co-hosted with a team from Brighter Monday Kenya and the theme was “How to increase your employability”. Over 780 students from a wide array of disciplines attended the Webinar that lasted for 2 hours from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. Brighter Monday is a virtual jobs listing company connecting job seekers with top employers. The company also strives to boost job seekers’ skills and profiles, provide with personalized career guidance and match job seekers with the right opportunities.
The Webinar focused on educating the students on how to open and operate a Brighter Monday Account, Good and Bad CVs, Interview etiquette and how students should position themselves for the job market.
The speakers for the various sessions included
- Pancy Maina – Marketing Manager
- Rose Abok – Head of Operations and Customer Experience
- Doreen Mueke – Content Manager
- Elias Chisaka
Below are some highlights of the tips given to the students.
|Common CV mistakes to avoid
1.Lengthy and unnecessary information
3.Spelling and sentence structure errors
4.One CV for all applications
5.Responsibilities without achievements
|Foundations and principles of a great career
1. Self-awareness-know who you are
3. Winning mindset
4. Hunger for growth
|Be visible to employers by
1.Leveraging on current technology
2.Improving your online presence
3.Being active in industry matters
4.Applying for internships and get exposure
|How to increase your employability as a job seeker
1.Put yourself out there
2.Take a look at your CV
3.Think outside the box
4.Be willing to start small
5.Consider the current crisis and adapt
The students appreciated this session and requested for the Office of Career Services to offer more trainings aimed at improving their skills to make them employable.
The Office of Career Services has lined up more webinars to help students’ transition from campus to the work place beginning this Friday, 22 May 2020 to June 30, 2020 the Office will hold the webinars in partnership with industry partners.