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Online Masterclasses

Online Masterclasses

If you’ve missed a workshop, our Online Masterclass series is here for you to catch up. From creating a CV to succeeding at interview – there’s something for everyone.

Make the most of LinkedIn

Our series of tutorials on how to make the most of LinkedIn cover the following topics:

  1. Finding opportunities [3:31]
  2. Researching companies [3:26]
  3. Getting inspiration from others [3:13]
  4. Using groups [3:43]
  5. Making connections [2:56]
"Make the most of Linked In 1: Finding opportunities" tutorial screenshot

How to write an effective CV

Our 14 minute presentation on How to write an effective CV covers:

  • what employers want to know about you (0:40)
  • the principles of good CV writing (1:29)
  • where to go for further support (13:07)

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How to write an effective covering letter

Our 13 minute presentation on How to write an effective covering letter covers:

  • the purpose of the covering letter (1:07)
  • the elements of an effective covering letter (9:00)
  • where to get further information and advice (13:10)

"How to write an effective covering letter" presentation title slide

How to be effective at psychometric tests

Our 10 minute presentation on How to be effective at psychometric tests covers:

  • numerical reasoning (1:00)
  • verbal reasoning (2:29)
  • logical reasoning (4:17)
  • personality/situational judgement (6:01)
  • improving performance (7:22)
  • additional tips (9:00)
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How to prepare for an assessment centre

Our 10 minute presentation on How to prepare for an assessment centre covers:

  • why are assessment centres used? (0:28)
  • before you go (1:08)
  • a typical day (2:00)
  • individual tasks (3:26)
  • group tasks (6:49)
  • further support (9:34)
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How to find a year-long placement

Our 33 minute presentation on How to find a year-long placement covers:

  • where to look for a year-long placement
  • how to conduct an effective search
  • where to find additional information and support
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Returning to your home country

Our 15 minute presentation on returning home covers:

  • how to market your international experience (0:28)
  • how to plan and research international opportunities and recruitment processes (2:14)
  • what to expect when you return home and how to prepare for this (14:03)

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China Career Gateway

Our 12 minute China Career Gateway presentation covers:

  • describe key features of the Chinese graduate labour market (0:27)
  • sell your Newcastle University experience to a prospective Chinese employer on your CV (7:28)
  • explain where to search for graduate job opportunities in China (9:59)

"China Career Gateway" presentation title slide