Leiden University Career Zone
Workshops CS FSW
The Career Service FSW offers, together with the central Career Services (Plexus Student center) events and workshops to help you explore the labour market and finding a job.
Workshop Finding a job that fits
During your studies you will regularly ask yourself what you will do "later" with all the knowledge and skills you acquire. What kind of jobs could I do? Which employers are looking for me? And what do I really want? Where do you start searching? This workshop is intended for students and young alumni who want to get a better idea of what they are looking for and what are the different ways to look for it. If you have a clear idea of what you are looking for in a job, this workshop will help you identify interesting employers, make contacts, ultimately apply for a specific job and explain why this job suits you.In the workshop “Finding a job that fits?’ You will receive practical tips for looking for interesting employers and vacancies. We also discuss how to make valuable contacts and how you can use these contacts for your career. The use of LinkedIn is certainly also discussed.
Workshop What have I got to offer an employer?
What knowledge, skills and qualities do you already have to distinguish yourself on the job market? It can be difficult to see this in yourself, because it is very normal for you and you may always act in this way. The aim of this workshop is to gain insight into your knowledge, competences and qualities. Before you know well which (career) job suits you and you can work on it, it is good to have a clear picture of yourself. Outlined by some theory about the labor market and personal development, the focus of this workshop will be on exercises to clarify what you have to offer. This self-knowledge helps you make effective study and career choices.
Workshop CV and application letter
Presenting yourself clearly and effectively is an essential part of applying for work. In this workshop you will get a clear picture of how you can properly display your knowledge, skills and competences in your CV and in your motivation letter. In the workshop you will get many examples and practical tips, so that at the end you know how to attract the attention of employers to be invited for an interview! You will learn how employers scan your CV and how to show what you want them to see.
Workshop LinkedIn: profile and network
This workshop is intended for students and recent graduates who want to prepare for the practical sides of networking and applying for jobs. Presenting yourself clearly and effectively is an essential part of applying for a job. In this workshop you will get a clear picture of how to properly display your knowledge, skills and competences on your LinkedIn profile.
Workshop Online application
Your CV and application letter have yielded a positive result: you have been invited for an interview! But… It will be different this time. The interview takes place online: "Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, the interview will take place by means of video calling." Okay, that's something new! But how does this work? What should I pay attention to? How can I prepare? And how do I present myself best on screen? Everyone who applies for a job experiences some degree of tension, but applying online adds a whole new dynamic to this. This workshop offers you the tools and tips you need, so that you are well prepared for your online job interview.
Is an assessment part of many application procedures that you see? Do you find it a bit scary or do you not know what to expect from it? Would you like to practice with different parts of an assessment? This workshop is intended for students and recent graduates who wish to prepare for an assessment as part of an application. In order to give you the latest insights and bring the practice close to reality, we work together with assessment agency LTP (a leading Dutch organization in conducting assessments) for this workshop.
CareerTime FSW - CareerMarket
The Career Service of the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences organizes CareerTime regularly in cooperation with study associations, alumni and other partners, concerning your (future) career. This can be in the form of a CareerMarket or CareerCollege.
During a CareerMarket it is possible to work on your career supported by the FSW Career Service, study associations and other partners. Amongst others: have your CV checked, shoot a professional LinkedIn photo or be informed on possible career opportunities.
During a CareerCollege alumni of Leiden University will talk about what it’s like to “work in a specific field’ with also plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions. What does it all involve to work in a specific field? What capabilities and characteristics are necessary? And how did the alumnus get there? After the college it is possible to have an informal drink with the speakers and other participants.
Workshops Career Service FSW
Workshops & events Career Service FSW