TotalsJobs – Career Path After GraduationArticle Date | 17 March, 2023
By Foteini Meleti, Career & Employability Officer at LSST Elephant & Castle .
Katy Broadbent – Earlys Careers Lead Product Specialist and Lewis Beaty –Enterprise Business Development Director, attended their event on campus. Before we began the event, we discussed the current state of the job market and how Brexit has affected it. Both stated that there are numerous opportunities in the market, particularly for graduates. Totaljobs is having difficulty finding candidates for all of the open positions. Recruiters want to invest in graduates. LSST is eager to collaborate with Totaljobs in order to place their Level 6 students in the market. Many students attended and were interested in learning more about Careers.
Katy and Lewis informed the students that nearly half of the companies plan to increase the number of hires they make in the coming years. They emphasize the importance of soft skills and how important is to include them on their CV. Katy and Lewis demonstrated to students how to conduct employment research and which websites to research. One of them is LinkedIn, which is one of the most popular websites for employers to recruit at the present. They discussed how essential it is for employers to invest in their employees by providing them with salaries and benefits.
Katy stated that a simple CV is what the graduate should have as employers are currently using Blind CV in the market. The presentation concluded with a positive message, and the students appeared to have gained more confidence. Students asked questions and provided feedback. Katy and Lewis were looking forward to the event and they are happy to welcome LSST into their workplace.
In the future, LSST would collaborate with Totaljobs to find positions for graduates.
Student’s Feedback –
– Natalia Martinez Gonzalez Health Student Level 4 –
It was interesting because it was a good time to see what job opportunities are in the tech market and learn more about graduate roles.
This will help us be more prepared when we finish.
– Habibatu Kamara – Level 6 Health Student– It has been a difficult time for me this past month and I am looking forward to ending my course and graduating. The career day was excellent, with plenty of assistance in finding a position and boosting my confidence.