8th November 2010, 3:39pm
Get careers tips from top employers at free Engine Shed event
A job application form Students and graduates can meet face-to-face with dozens of employers in a free careers event at the Engine Shed next week.

The University of Lincoln’s Graduate Careers Fair will take place at the venue on the Brayford Pool campus from 11am-3pm on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

More than 50 top graduate employers, ranging from up-and-coming regional companies to big name multinationals, are expected to attend. Exhibitors confirmed include Siemens, Coca Cola, Lincolnshire Police and Lindum Group.

The event is geared towards all students, not just final year students or recent graduates. Admission is free and there is no need to book – just turn up on the day.

Employers will be able to offer guidance on what they will be looking for on the CVs of prospective employees. Visitors can also find out about work placement, internship and volunteering opportunities. There will be breakaway workshops and presentations throughout the day.

There is also the chance to win Engine Shed gig tickets by completing a brief post-event evaluation form.

Mark Stow, Employment Opportunities Manager at the University of Lincoln, said: “The graduate jobs market probably looks like a daunting place for students at the moment but amidst all the doom and gloom in the news, it’s important to recognise that employers are still recruiting and looking to take on talented individuals who can show they have commitment, initiative and ambition. The trick is showing that you’re one of those people. The Graduate Careers Fair is the perfect place to hear first hand just what employers are really looking for.”

The Graduate Careers Fair is part of the University’s Enterprise and Employability Week, which runs from 15th-19th November. The week starts off in style with 'Dress for Success' – an event featuring tips from celebrity stylist Mark Heyes on how to dress for job interviews.

For more information on all the events, visit: http://lncn.eu/pr8
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