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Future Focus – Next Steps

It was great to see so many of you at our Future Focus careers conference and a big thank you for representing the Business School in such a professional manner.

Hopefully attending the sessions provided you with some opportunities to learn more about a range of potential career destinations with some practical steps on how to build your own career development strategy.

Proving that it’s not all doom and gloom in the graduate hiring market, there are still key actions that you can take to make the most of your insights from the week and to ensure that you’re fully in control of your career planning:

Follow up

If you found any of the speakers last week particularly relevant, then consider following up with a quick personalised note on LinkedIn to thank them for their time and to ensure you receive any updates they post on their timelines going forwards

Consider your “Takeaways”

Did you have any “lightbulb moments” during the week where you discovered an important aspect of an industry sector or job role that you didn’t know before? If so, this is a great time to consider how you can build on your understanding, be it enhancing your skills via LinkedIn Learning, updating your social media profiles, or discussing your thoughts in more detail with the Careers Team by booking a 121 appointment.

Set some goals

As we move towards the end of 2020, consider setting some achievable goals about the things you want to achieve in 2021.  It could be researching companies, practising consultancy cases or maybe tailoring your CV to a specific role, just don’t forget to make them SMART! (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely).

Take a look at our Careers website with some useful tips to tailoring your CV!

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