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22nd May 2020

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Employability Skills Webinar

As May usually brings many students and soon-to-be graduates into the profession, IEMA Futures hosted an Employability Skills Webinar on 5 May.

This was designed to give support and advice to those who are entering the profession and looking for suggestions and opportunities on how to get a foot in the environment and sustainability working world. IEMA Futures' Kirsty Peck, Simone Codrington and Beccy Wilson joined Dan Bond of Acre for a careers discussion, with some top tips for preparing a great CV and navigating the graduate and entry level recruitment process:

  • Keep your CV punchy and focused on the role, and use your experiences to give context to any key skills listed
  • Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date – many employers will look at these during the application process
  • Get involved – show enthusiasm by applying for industry volunteering opportunities and attending networking events
  • Focus on applying for roles that suit your ability – but also apply to some that do not, as you may still be the best candidate for the job!

Remember that industry experience is important, but skills can also be demonstrated through other roles such as sports captain, part-time work and mentoring schemes.

The recording of the webinar can be found at: iema.net/event-reports

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This was @iemanet's 1st webinar with all panellists on video! And in a poll, 80% of delegates said they had 'learnt lessons during Covid-19 about how they work that they will be able to use afterwards'. When this is all over, work & webinars many never be quite the same again...


@penny_walker_sd discusses the value of holding virtual coffee mornings with other #environment and #sustainability professionals during #COVID19 and shares tips on #remoteworking, #elearning resources & keeping sustainability a priority. bit.ly/3eZxiLn


Thanks Marek for organising the latest GreenThinkers meeting online. So pleased you have adapted and continued! I really enjoyed this new format and the debate was interesting and informative as always.

@Anna_LisaMills Replying to @MarekBidwell @Costingtheearth


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