The Career Services Team at IBSS has established a series of activities to assist postgraduate students in their future career development.
The activities include CV clinic workshops, a mentoring project, weekly practitioner seminars and networking opportunities with leading business professionals, tailored for graduating masters students.
A recent CV clinic evening attracted students and employers, and featured four experienced HR experts from China Youth Association (CYA) who acted as coaches. CYA is an organisation formed by volunteers from various industry backgrounds who assist younger generations to prepare for the transition from student to professional.
The workshop also helped students with CV structure and provided useful guidance in styling their CV.
Keshu Han, IBSS Student Employability Officer, said: “Many of our current masters students may not have much work experience. This is a great opportunity for students to receive first-hand information from recruiters.”
“Recruiters only spend 30 seconds on average reviewing a CV. A good CV is probably the most important thing when trying to seek employment,” added Jane Jin, HR Director from one of the Fortune 500 companies that attended the event.
Most of the students said they felt more confident in presenting their CVs after the workshop and agreed they would to receive further advice and attend more sessions in the future.
The workshop is also part of the IBSS CV book initiative, which will act as a library to showcase XJTLU students’ CVs to recruiters of major businesses.