October 19, 2018

How we can enhance your chances of success

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At GSM London we take employability very seriously; we are committed to helping students realise their career ambitions – let us help you, first by defining employability…What is employability? A set of achievements, skills, attitudes and personal attributes that make you more likely to be employed and to stay employed – so basically it’s how likely you are to get a job and succeed within it. We want to help you improve your employability.

‘A Careers Adviser provides information, advice and guidance to help people make realistic choices about their education, training and work.’  This may be a textbook definition but it’s what we do. We support students to consider their abilities, interests and achievements, to look for opportunities and to help them make career decisions that suit their circumstances.

So how can we help you in a quick query appointment? It’s amazing what we can work through in 15 minutes – CV feedback or job application checking, advice on opportunities and interview preparation. These are just a start – you tell us how we can help you.

In order to make the most of your appointment it is helpful if you do some research beforehand – why did you book the appointment? What would you like to gain from the appointment? If you would like us to review your CV, make sure it’s up to date. You may want to think about it in terms of these 5 sections

Personal details

  1. Profile
  2. Education
  3. Career history
  4. Additional information

Our aim is to assist you in researching and planning your career and to help you develop the skills to make it happen. We will signpost you to other events that we run – guidance appointments, employer events, networking events, themed careers weeks, online resources etc. We work closely with employers, helping them to connect with our students and recent graduates.

You can find the careers team in the LRC on the First Floor at Greenwich and at the Student Hub reception on the First Floor in Greenford. Careers appointments are available Monday to Thursday on both campuses and can be booked by emailing careerszone@gsm.org.uk or by phone on 0208 293 2021. We welcome your feedback; please tell us what you think of our service and the events we run.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please get in touch. In the meantime, you may want to think about how you can help yourself to get ahead in your career or job search – be pro-active, focused and keep up to date with what’s going on in your industry. Don’t forget to be open minded, use your initiative and have a positive outlook. Good luck and please remember we are here to help so get in touch!

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