Students graduating from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh have been taking part in a special workshop to learn about CV writing skills and interview techniques.

Students at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh have been learning how to prepare for work when they graduate later this year (2013).

Students at the Royal Dick have been getting ready for the big world of work.Hosted by veterinary recruitment agency Bright Leaf Recruitment, students took part in a workshop designed to help them enter the world of work, equipping them with CV writing skills, job hunting hints and tips and advice on interview techniques.  

Director of Bright Leaf Julie Powell said the agency had offered advice to individual graduates looking for work in the past, but decided they could be helped more before graduating.

“We offer assistance wherever we can with new graduates,” she said. “Generally, as well as discussing essential skills, we aim to help broaden the students’ understanding of the current job market and what other skills they need to adopt to stand out.”

Fellow director Richard Powell said: “The facility at the Royal Dick was absolutely superb and it was a real pleasure to talk to the students. Sadly, 2012 wasn’t the easiest year for graduates to find roles and we know of too many that are still looking now. If we can help some of the 2013 graduates be even better prepared and gain a better understanding of what to expect out there then its certainly worth the effort.”

Royal Dick student Jennifer Quinn said: “The presentation was great, Richard covered many areas I hadn’t considered before and it has given me some good points to consider.”

Bright Leaf said it is “very keen” to roll out the workshop to other organisations.

For more information visit Bright Leaf’s website.

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