Just by studying abroad, you’ve developed skills which are very attractive to potential employers but it’s really important to know how to sell these experiences both on your CV and in future interviews.
You’ve lived abroad, adapted to a new environment and culture, took risks, developed independence, confidence and a whole – what kind of employer wouldn’t be interested in an employee with those skills?
When you’re back at Essex, it’s a good idea to have a chat with the Employability and Careers Centre to discuss your future plans and what skills/experiences you can draw on from your time abroad when it comes to applying for jobs.
Make sure to update your CV to reflect your new skills – you can seek advice and guidance from the Employability and Careers Centre with this.
In November, we’ll be holding a post-study abroad workshop where you can feedback to us about your time abroad and we’ll also work with the Employability and Careers team to help identify these and apply them to job applications and interviews. Keep an eye out for this event.