PG Skills: Reflecting on Experience & Translating to CV

Location
Muirhead 112
Category
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Dates
Wednesday 4th December 2019 (10:00-12:00)
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The jobs market is changing, and will continue to change. This is due to many variables: these include a fast-moving technological world, a global recession and many more graduates from higher education.

The modern workforce requires adaptable all-rounders, with an entrepreneurial attitude, who are willing to learn continuously. Research shows that “being professional” is strongly associated with skills of reflection and lifelong learning, reiterating that it is impossible for individuals to keep developing themselves without skills of reflection (Ruth Helyer, Teesside University).

Delivered by Lucy Mair-Winter, this session will be highly interactive and pragmatic enabling you to learn from your own current experience and those of others. You will learn some helpful reflective approaches, enabling you to increase your self-awareness around your strengths and competencies, to communicate your strengths to an employer - either within a CV or in an interview, and take your reflective skills forward into your future career.

Lucy Mair-Winter Bio:
During a 27 year career with PwC, Lucy has worked in a variety of disciplines: Business Recovery and Insolvency, Marketing and Communications, Internal Change Management and Learning and Development. For most of her career she has worked in global roles, and, as a Senior Manager in Learning and Development was highly involved in the design and delivery of PwC’s key talent programme, Genesis Park. This programme brought together an international network of Senior Managers and Directors, providing them with an exceptional learning and personal development experience. Lucy also worked as an Executive Coach to the UK firm, providing 121 coaching to Senior Managers, Directors and Partners - many of whom were at a transitional stage of their careers. Now retired, Lucy continues to act as a coach to the Prince’s Trust, is a consultant to the Bishop of Birmingham and has recently become a school governor.

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