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In a world of change, our students can help you to unlock the future. With on-campus activities currently on hold we have developed a flexible package of opportunities that will allow you to connect with our students and graduates remotely and remain visible online.

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Our​ ​​central position within the University and close links with academic departments and faculties mean that we are ideally placed to help you target across disciplines and recommend events and activities that are suitable for you. Work with our dedicated staff to develop a tailored strategy to support your recruitment, comprising options from the following, which are all free to attend:

Virtual Careers Fairs
  • Placements and Internships - Thursday 14th October 2021
  • Graduate Jobs - Thursday 21st October 2021

Join us as we bring together students from across the university interested in finding out more about, and applying for opportunities. Our free, one-day events will be hosted on a new virtual platform, TARGET Connect, that enables organisations to use their preferred video conferencing software for both group webinars and 1 to 1 chats.

• Group webinars - Deliver webinars at specific times throughout the day or, offer students the chance to join an informal group chat.

• 1 to 1 chats - Manage your own schedule and your team members too with an easy to use tool for adding individual chat appointments throughout the day.  Event attendees will be able to view your profile and book an individual chat slot with the most appropriate team member.

• Vacancies - Display your organisation’s vacancies on your profile page with the option for students to save the vacancy to their own dashboard, or apply.

• Engagement - Access your viewing and engagement stats from within your profile throughout the day.

Take Part In A Webinar Panel

These one-day fairs are complemented by a series of webinar panels that take place in the days leading up to the event (Monday through to Wednesday). You can express interest in participating in these webinars during the booking process.

How to book:

To reserve a place for your organisation, log in or register at Career Connect: https://careerconnect.sheffield.ac.uk/ or for more information email: employerevents@sheffield.ac.uk

Careers Workshop

Sessions are co-delivered with a member of the Careers Service and give you an opportunity to meet and engage with students, raise your profile and provide an employer's perspective. 


How to network with confidence

Help students to understand networking, identify methods to build and maintain networks, practise "techniques" and create an "elevator pitch".

Thursday 7th October 2021, 1pm - 3pm (In person)


The power of asking questions

Help students to understand the importance of asking good questions in the workplace to gain better results, take the lead, understand others, and build knowledge.

Tuesday 12th October 2021, (TBC) (Online)


How to ace online recruitment tests

Provide insights and advice on the ability tests, situational judgement tests, personality questionnaires and gamification used in recruitment.

Monday 18th October 2021, 1pm - 2pm (Online)

Monday 29th November 2021, 2pm - 3pm (Online)


Preparing for Interviews - including online interviews

Help students know what to expect and how best to prepare, what you look for in a potential employee, and how you are adjusting to interviewing online.

Friday 22nd October 2021, 1pm - 2pm (In person)


Writing a CV and Cover Letter

Provide advice on how to produce a quality CV and a covering letter that is well-structured and with strong content for applications for graduate jobs, internships, part-time work, or further study.

Friday 29th October 2021, 1.30pm - 2.30pm (Online) 


Assessment Centres

Provide insights into what to expect at an Assessment Centre, including what kind of assessment/tests you use and how you are adjusting to the current situation/ how assessment centres may look in the future.

Monday 1st November 2021, 3pm - 5pm (Online) 


Think like a recruiter - (Part one) Writings CVs and applications

Provide insights into what you look for in an application and hands-on support with presenting a well-structured CV and application form to reflect skills, education, work experience, and more.

Monday 15th November 2021, 3.30pm - 5pm (In person)


Think like a recruiter - (Part two) Preparing for interviews and assessment centres

Provide hints and tips to help students prepare and insights into what kinds of questions, assessments/tests you use and how you are adjusting to the current situation/how interviews and assessment centres may look in the future.

Tuesday 16th November 2021, 3.30pm -  5pm (In person)

Webinars

Host a webinar and reach a targeted audience of students.

We can support you with a platform for delivery that allows you to connect in real-time, recording the session so that it is available to view on-demand afterwards.

Whether you wish to promote your organisation, showcase different occupations or provide an input on the impact that Covid-19 has had on your industry; a webinar allows you to reach a large audience for a relatively small investment in time.

Thank you for promoting our webinar to your students... The level of interest, enthusiasm and engagement during the event was amazing.

Liam Burnham

Helios Medical Communications

Virtual Skill Sessions

Run interactive and information-packed sessions with students on a webinar platform and highlight the skills required to work within your sector.

Virtual Speed Networking

Bring together representatives from within your organisation, different work areas or different global locations, and present together in a structured rotational manner to meet with an individual or small groups of students.

Virtual Appointments

Ideal as a follow-up activity or for those that prefer to speak on an individual basis.

We can arrange a schedule of one-to-one informal appointments (by telephone or video conference software) and promote these to your target audience.

Virtual Mock Interviews

Students value being able to practice their interview technique with an experienced industry interviewer.

Your constructive feedback can help students to identify strengths, improve weaknesses, reduce interview anxiety and develop confidence in preparation for the real thing.

Conducted by telephone or video conference software, mock interviews provide you with the opportunity to talent spot and keep your brand visible.

Video Case Studies

Give students an insight into your organisation or occupation.

Create a ‘Day in the life of...’ visual or take students on a tour of your office/factory/site. Video case studies are hosted on the Careers Service website allowing students to access them at any time.

Virtual internships

Although you may be used to physically bringing students into your organisation, there are ways that you can do this virtually.

Whether you offer insight programmes, summer internships or year-long placements, we can advise you on how to adapt these to run remotely, enabling you to develop strong relationships with students, raise the profile of your organisation and create a pipeline of talent for the future.

Take a look at this short video for advice on offering a virtual internship.

Virtual Assessment Centres

Virtual assessment centres allow you to bring a group of students together online to assess them for a graduate, placement or internship opportunity. 

Take a look at this short video for advice on running a virtual assessment centre.

 Additional Advertising

Give your organisation, your opportunities or your events enhanced visibility using our social media channels.

Cost: From £50 + VAT

Contact us

Careers@sheffield.ac.uk

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