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Communicating your transferable skills

Thursday 17th March 2016
From 13:00 to 14:00 GMT
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About the webinar

City University London would like to support your career development by inviting you to this webinar on transferable skills. You will have the opportunity to learn what your transferable skills are, what transferable skills employers value, and most importantly, how you can market them and demonstrate them in your CV and cover letter.
You will be interested to attend this webinar if your are looking to move up to the next level in their existing sector/career.

  • In the cv how to highlight the attributes and achievements that demonstrate you have the potential to move to the next level.

If you are are looking to make a career change

  • In the cv how to communicate and highlight the transferable attributes you have to make that change.
  • In the cv how to shift the balance of detail from what you have been doing up until now to what you want to do.
  • How to utilise the cover letter to effectively communicate your rationale for this new career direction decision in a compelling way.

Presenter: David Gilchrist

david-dilchristDavid has a BA (Hons) in American Studies and an MSc in Information Systems. He has experienced a number of industries like financial products and IT. In 2001 he joined Logica as a mature graduate onto their graduate scheme and moved from roles on IT projects to inducting and recruiting both placement and graduate students. He experienced every stage of the recruitment process from candidate attraction, through to screening applications, interviewing candidates and facilitating assessment centres.

David made the move over to the university world in 2009 and has spent over 2 years as a careers consultant at Brunel University before his move to City. At Brunel he focused particularly on increasing the employability and confidence of Brunel's graduate population as well as working closely with its Business School undergraduate population. David's careers consulting abilities are underpinned both by his recruitment experiences and his certification as a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

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