It’s National Careers Week! A week of fantastic collaborations from Career institutions, schools and universities to share and provide all the best career tools and advice out there.

Career WildernessWe at Career Circus will be getting fully on board and will be sharing lots of our career advice and professional development strategies. So whatever stage of your career you are at we will have some information and resources that you will not want to miss, we are bursting from the seams with career love this week!

Keep your eyes peeled on our blog and on our twitter feed using hashtag #C3WTalk as we will be passing on and sharing the best tools and tricks of the trade.

We are kicking off this evening with a webinar especially for final year students and fresh graduates who are looking to secure their first graduate job. With top tips from Career Circus and our friends at Career Camel we will be sharing industry recruitment know-how and all the best platforms to search, find and apply for your perfect job.To whet your appetite I will get you started with my Top Ten survival tips for job searchers:

1: Be self-aware: Know your USP & be able to sell yourself in 30 seconds.

2: Network online: Get yourself on LinkedIn and use it to network.

3: Present yourself professionally: Always have an up to date CV ready to give out.

4: Do not procrastinate: see a job you like, apply for it! Deadlines are tight.

5: Be clear on your career vision: set yourself long term career goals for the next 5 years and make them S.M.A.R.T.

Have SMART goals for your Career!6: Get the word out there: Tell everyone you know which companies are on your ‘Hit List’ you never know who has a useful connection for you.

7: Do a mock interview: Prep all your best examples prior to interviews using SCAR/STAR and get some feedback on your interview style.

8: Get technical: Know the stats and key players in your industry and make sure your commercial awareness & technical examples are up to scratch.

9: Have a wild card: apply for a couple of random positions that take your fancy – you never know it could be fate!

10: Stick to your game plan and play by the rules! 

More advice/tips available in the webinar – join me and Michael at 7pm: Book onto the free Webinar here!

Happy Careers Week, 

Saffron & #TeamCircus

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