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16 job fairs and career events to help you find a job

There are a number of careers events coming up to help you find a job, including many organised by our Careers and Employability Service (Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD) and a Portsmouth City Council recruitment fair:

Job Fairs

The Teach Portsmouth Recruitment Fair 2020

  • Portsmouth City Council event
  • Tuesday 11 February
  • 4.30pm-6.30pm
  • Ark Charter Academy, Hyde Park Rd, PO5 4HL

Are you considering teaching as a career? Find out about routes into teaching, vacancies and what you need to succeed at The Teach Portsmouth Recruitment Fair.

Learn what it takes to become a teacher from the professionals themselves. Entry is free but online registration beforehand is recommended. Find out more.

Assessment Centre with BAE Systems

  • Tuesday 28 January
  • 1.00pm-3.00pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

This event will be a workshop directed towards helping students prepare for graduate scheme online assessment centres, with a focus on required behaviours. Book your place

Employers on Campus

Cancer Research

Cancer Research UK Events and Marketing team have 3 different part-time jobs available for Spring/Summer. 

  • Wednesday 5 February, 1.00pm-2.00pm, Careers and Employability Centre. Book your place.

Working in the USA, CCUSA

Fancy working at a summer camp in America for 9 weeks, followed by up to 4 weeks travelling next summer? 

  • Tuesday 25 February, 5.00pm-6.00pm, Careers and Employability Centre. Book your place.

Meet the Graduate Recruitment Team

Are you graduating this year? Have you thought about staying locally to secure a graduate opportunity? If so, come and talk to us!  

  • Tuesday 4 February, 4.00pm-5.00pm, Careers and Employability Centre. Book your place
  • Tuesday 10 March, 4.00pm-5.00pm, Careers and Employability Centre. Book your place

Events for Entrepreneurs

Enterprise – outeToStartup

RouteToStartup is a series of interactive workshops at the Careers and Employability Centre for budding entrepreneurs who wish to take their idea from conception to reality. 

Global Working and International Student Events

Global Jobsearch

  • Monday 24 February
  • 11.00am-12.00pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

This session is aimed at UK students looking to work globally, or international/EU students looking to work in-country other than their home country or the UK. Book your place.

Graduate Jobsearch in the UK for International Students

  • Friday 7 February
  • 2.00pm-3.00pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

This session will show you how to access the UK job market as an international student. Book your place.

Marketing yourself for UK jobs as an International/EU student

  • Friday 14 February
  • 10.00am-1.00pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

This session will help you identify how you can best market yourself as an international or EU student in terms of what you can offer an employer. Book your place.

See more events from Careers and Employability.

30 Minute Guides

30 Minute Guide to answering that tough question ‘Why do you want to work here?’ 

  • Thursday 30 January
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

This is one of the most commonly asked questions in recruitment and sometimes it is hard to know what the employer wants to hear or what to focus on. Register here.

30 Minute Guide to ‘Your Final Year’

Are you in your final year? Would you like to know how we can support you in finding and securing a job? Our session will provide you with lots of information, advice, signposting and resources for help towards your next steps. Secure your place.

  • Monday 3 February, 11.00am-11.30am, Careers and Employability. Book your place
  • Monday 9 March, 1.00pm-1.30pm, Careers and Employability. Book your place

30 Minute Guide to Competency Questions

  • Thursday 13 February
  • 12.30pm-1.00pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

Competency questions are one of a recruiter’s most-used tools, being important in both applications and interviews. Book your place

30 Minute Guide to Job Hunting Strategies

  • Monday 17 February
  • 12.30pm-1.00pm 
  • Careers and Employability Centre

A quick introduction to developing a useful job search strategy. In this workshop you will be introduced to different ways of searching for advertised opportunities as well as strategies for accessing the hidden market. Book your place.

30 Minute Guide to Effective Job Search Strategies

  • Tuesday 25 February
  • 11.00am-11.30am
  • Careers and Employability Centre

With so many places where opportunities are advertised, finding the right job or work experience can be a very time consuming exercise. This presentation will provide the steps necessary to streamline your job search. Book your place.

30 Minute Guide to “Tell me about yourself”

  • Tuesday 25 February
  • 1.00pm-1.30pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

Often used as an ‘ice breaker’ question at the beginning of an interview, it can feel very daunting. This session will focus on  the purpose of this question, how you might tell your story in an authentic way and what will help you stand out for all the right reasons. Book your place.

30 Minute Guide to Commercial Awareness

  • Tuesday 26 March
  • 12.30pm-1.00pm
  • Careers and Employability Centre

Commercial awareness is a key requirement for many employers who recruit UoP students and it is one of the key competencies that applicants fall down on. This short introduction will provide a brief overview.  Book your place.

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