So you're leaving the movement. To prepare current sabbatical officers for the job market Endsleigh have pulled together a workshop to help you articulate the skills and experiences that you have gained during your time as an elected officer.
Covering what it means to be employable and how you can relate the skills they have learned throughout their time in office to the current job market. One of the key points it raises is how to exhibit the level of skills and the depth of experience being a sabbatical officer can provide.
Four activities can help you in your hunt for work:
Understanding the importance of positive perception
Understanding transferrable skills
Developing and understanding a personal brand
How to create a positive, lasting first impression.
The workshop consisted of various interactive exercises where delegates were able to explore their own employability and gain insight into what they have to offer as they go out into the world.
Endsleigh offered some interesting examples of how perception plays a key role in selling oneself as a prospective employer.
Harry Horton from Sheffield University stated that it is “fantastic that NUS are helping former officers with their future careers.”
Tim Joaquin from Northampton also commented that the workshop was “really really valuable. It really opened my eyes to how to sell myself and what my employability.