Hit the ground running this autumn
Don’t miss Employability-Fest 2013!
Wondering how to get a job or find help with your CV? Come and meet us during
With a festival feel, this year’s theme is going to be focused on fun; so
come and take part, ask questions, pull up a deckchair and relax!
Plus there’s free food, music and a daily prize draw for an iPad! Find us on
Square 2, 8-10th October from 11-2pm.
Employability sessions in Welcome Week
As soon as you arrive there’ll be a workshop designed
just for first years. They are brand new – so don't miss
out! Find the date and time of
your department’s session in Welcome Week.
Complete your employability audit
We’re asking all new students (once you’ve
pre-registered online) to complete a quick, online audit
of your current skills, experience and other things,
such as any volunteering you may have done.
Don't worry – this isn’t a test and there are no right or wrong answers! It’s
just a useful snapshot so you can follow your Essex journey and build on your
experiences throughout. The online audit takes no more than five minutes to
complete, and at the end we'll give you some great feedback and a tailored
checklist you can download
(.pdf), save and print – and remember to bring your checklist with you when you
arrive at Essex.
It has loads of practical advice and things you can do from day one here that
will help you gain experience, develop crucial skills and ultimately make
yourself more employable. Plus, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win an
iPad. So don’t delay, do your online audit today!
The EssexCV pack
Our Essex CV pack takes you through
the CV-writing process from beginning to end, helping you showcase the full extent of your skills and experience, promote yourself to employers and get the opportunity you really want.
frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great
experience to add to your CV.
Big Essex Award
The Big Essex Award is an employability award run by the Employability and Careers Centre. Log your
extra-curricular experience hours, add a little volunteering, and we’ll help you identify evidence and effectively sell your skills.
Start your job search now! Register to join our free JobsOnline vacancy board, making it easier
for you to find part-time work, internships and graduate opportunities, and receive alerts of new vacancies by e-mail.