Yesterday we went over to the Rose Bowl at Leeds Metropolitan University to run a seminar on job seeker skills for graduates. It's a tough time for graduates out there with very few opportunities available to people with little experience so we were hoping to give those that attended an edge that would help them when they graduated and joined the ranks of the employed (or unemployed). We arrived early and jumped straight on to their wireless network to make sure that our on-line presentation would work - tick! Having just started doing presentations on Prezi instead of Powerpoint this was the only part that was causing some level of stress - however it was fine. I was shown to the lecture theatre and it brought back memories (or were they nightmares?) of my time at University in Liverpool.
With about 40 students attending we got straight on with the Prezi and all went well. Here's a copy of it if you missed it. There were lots of nods, note writing and generous smiles and occasional laughter in the right places so I think it went ok! I also offered some additional resources relating to working with agencies and getting the most out of your job search so you might want to take a look at: http://youtu.be/hgbu0MACNT0 and http://youtu.be/C9y2CjBd5QA and finally http://youtu.be/elt_cy6kay8 So thanks to all of the students who attended the seminar - we hope you got some real benefit out of it and wish you every success in your search for a great first step on your career.