The BVA is to launch a one-to-one careers advice service at the London Vet Show today (November 15, 2012), ensuring vets are on the right track in their career.
The BVA is to launch a one-to-one careers advice service at the London Vet Show today (November 15, 2012).
Held in the Olympia venue, the BVA will hold the first BVA Careers Fair – a series of lectures and one-to-one sessions designed to help members take the next step in their careers.
The association has teamed up with career consultants C2 Careers to deliver the service, which will provide coaching by email or in person at what the BVA calls “highly discounted rates” for members.
BVA members attending London Vet Show will also be the first to get their hands on the new BVA Guide to Job Hunting, which includes advice on preparing a CV, writing application letters and effective interview techniques.
Sarah*, a BVA member who trialled the new phone advice service for BVA, said: “I had several ideas in my head, but I have been so unsure about a potential change from life in practice that I had been going round in circles. David [from the BVA Careers Service] helped me recognise this and to take the pressure off any immediate decisions.
“He has given me some helpful steps to take in terms of making in-roads into some of the career possibilities I have been considering.”
Peter Jones, president of the BVA, said: “It’s so important the BVA provides services our members really value and we know that careers advice is high on the list, especially for our younger colleagues.
“Not every veterinary surgeon wants to take the same career path and we don’t always know what else is out there or have the confidence to take a different route.”
For more information about the BVA Careers Service visit the BVA’s website.