If you aren’t sure what the next step is for you – maybe you need to join our mentoring programme & chat through things with an experienced utilities mentor.
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 a #IAR 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…