Celebrate Your Achievements
Come experience #IamRemarkable, a Google initiative that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond. During this workshop, you will learn the importance of self-promotion in your career and be equipped with tools to develop this skill. Participants will be invited to challenge the social perception around self-promotion. This workshop is open to everyone.
- Take the time to read the job description & person specification for any role you are applying for.
- Is this the right job for you? – have you the skills, qualities & work experience they are seeking – make sure you highlight them. Remember employers aren’t necessarily looking for the complete article but don’t waste your time or theirs if you aren’t qualified for a role.
- Is the company right for you? – in terms of location, size , ethos ? Make sure you do your research before you apply.
- Make sure your CV is up to date including your contact details & your latest role and responsibilities. Don’t forget any recent professional training & achievements.
- Don’t simply attach a generic CV make sure you highlight relevant skills to the role you are applying for. Use examples where you have achieved commercial success, met project deadlines or overcome specific challenges.
- Make sure that you match your skills and achievements with the job description and the skills that are required.
- There are many CV templates you can use but make sure you stand out from the crowd. Keep it simple in terms of layout, font, language & avoid cliches and too many acronyms.
- Always make sure you accurately reflect your professional skills & don’t forget many employees are interested in you as a person & your interests outside out of work often reveal a little more about your character & personality.
- Don’t forget to be clear whether your referees can be approached & out of curtesy don’t forget to warn your referees that you are applying for the role & that they are happy to give you a reference.
- Make sure you read through your CV & any covering letter for spelling or grammatical errors. Even better if you can get a friend or family member to read it as they often spot mistakes or omissions you may have forgotten to include.
- How up to date is your LinkedIn profile – make sure it highlights all your achievements. Does any other of your social media reflect you in a professional light? Listen to our podcast on how you can elevate your social media profile and Personal brand…