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Resources

There are currently generic employability books available in the LRCs, however, if you want something a little more focused, then come over to our careers library – it's filled with lots of industry-related resources and books. We've also got a computer area, for you to browse for jobs, sort out your CV and practise psychometric testing.

Recruitment

We are helping employers to recruit for internships, placements and graduate roles, which means that once you've got your CV up to scratch, it will be added to our database and put forward for any relevant vacancies we receive. As a student, make sure you keep in touch with your employability consultant and keep checking your Kingston emails and the faculty Facebook page for updates.

We also have excellent links with key employers with whom we work closely with on specific recruitment programmes for Kingston students.

Skills sessions and development

We offer a wide variety of support via group training and one-to-one coaching on the following areas.

CVs

An employer takes on average of ten seconds to read a CV. Create a great first impression and a job-winning CV in our interactive, subject-specific sessions.

Applications

Find out why employers use applications and the best way to tackle them.

Interviews

Interviews don't have to be scary. We can help you to prepare for the different types of questions you might face in a not-so-nail-biting interview.

Cover letters

Writing about yourself can be difficult – and selling yourself into a job is even harder. We can take you through how to prepare cover letters and how to stand out from the competition.

Networking (face-to-face)

Meeting new people and making useful contacts is a key part of job searching. Learn how to break into conversations (and leave them) and the rules of engagement when it comes to networking.

Body language

What does your body language say about you? Find out how you can adapt your body language to not only appeal more to an employer, but to increase your confidence too!

Assessment centres

So you find yourself battling against other people for a job in a group exercise. It can be an awkward situation – do you argue, say nothing or just chip in when it's quiet? Find out why and how assessment centres are used.

Psychometrics

Numbers, words and logical thinking – what's the point? Learn why employers use psychometric testing and how to ace those assessments.

Presentations

Do you lack confidence and want to have more impact when presenting? We can coach you through and give you tips to pull off a winning presentation.

Negotiating salary

Salary negotiation can be a bit of a grey area. Find out if it's appropriate to negotiate, and if so how and when to approach the conversation.

Be a social butterfly

Facebook is so last year! LinkedIn is the new place to be, especially if you are looking for a job. Find out how to use this incredible professional networking tool in the right way. You'll be 'linking in' with CEOs in no time at all!

Routes into teaching

Gone are the days of caning and chalk throwing. Thousands of vibrant, energetic graduates apply for a variety of teaching schemes every year. With it becoming more competitive, there is so much more you need to do to be successful. So if you want to find out the ins and outs of getting into teaching, then this session is for you.

Events

We run lots of events throughout the year – these vary from employer-led events to training sessions and mock assessments. Each event is aimed at helping students to understand a particular sector or area and the huge number of opportunities or to train students in a particular skill. We promise that everything is interactive, so no lectures!

Contact us

KU Talent
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7445
Email us

Contact us

KU Talent
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7445
Email us

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Find out more

Kingston University students can visit the My Kingston Staffspace document intranet site (KU login required) for more information.

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