Employability at City University

Meeting the future guardians of the information profession is a great part of my job. For the last three Monday nights my colleagues Vicky Sculfor (SHR), Helen Trudgeon (TFPL) and I have had the pleasure of leading a series of employability sessions at City University as part of the Citylis ( start of term programme (also welcoming fellow LIS students from UCL.), hosted by the wonderful Ernesto Priego, Course Director, Library and Information Science PG scheme and Lecturer in Library Science. And what an engaging and interesting bunch of folk we met!

Helen talked about marketing yourself and your skills, Vicky gave us killer tips on CVs and interviews and I started things off with ways to make a good impact. The questions flowed from the students and led to what I think is the most important bit of workshops – conversations and the forging of relationships. I suspect the wine also helped. It was great to talk with the students about how they’ve found their way to City Uni and to this qualification.

Check out Caitlin Moore’s live tweeting from the sessions, all tagged with #citylis.

You’ll see videos from Vicky and Helen in the next couple of months, picking out the best bits from their seminars. And here’s mine – my three top tips for making a good impression.

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