Whether you’re looking to pivot post-pandemic, turn redundancy into opportunity, or take your first steps into the career you really want, our FREE online festival has all the advice, tips and resources you need to bolster your CV and land your dream role. All without leaving the house! How 2020 of us.
In this eight-part series we’ll delve into the livelihoods of serial entrepreneurs and get the inside scoop from women working in some of the pandemic’s hardest-hit industries, from fashion to media. Plus, we’ll hear first-hand what recruiters are really looking for right now.
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How to upskill yourself right now
When: 22nd September, 6.30pm
Ever wondered if you actually need to learn code? In this session we’ll bust the myths on the tools you really need to reinforce your résumé.
Whether you’re searching for the light after redundancy, navigating the fog of furlough or looking for your next step up, join us as we talk to a panel of women who actually know the extracurriculars that could make a difference to your career.
We’ll pick through the practical ways to bolster your skillsets, discover which online courses are worth signing up for and what talents really are the most sought-after by employers as we move into this new age of work.
This event is hosted by Jennifer Savin, Features Writer at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Hanna Celina, Director of Insights Future Learn (@HannaCelina)
Jennie Drimmer, Director of Enterprise for EMEA at Coursera
Joyce Fraser, Founder of Black Heros Foundation ( @jfraseronline)
Skye Robertson, COO at Escape the City
So you wanna do something that makes a difference?
When: 24th September, 1pm
Here’s how to go beyond clapping for carers and hashtag activism to a career that changes the world.
Living through a pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we all live and work, but one positive revolution is our renewed hunger for careers with real purpose.
In this webinar we’ll talk to women working for leading NGOs, going beyond their personal activism to unearth the practicalities, principles and what it really takes to carve out a career within the third sector and make real and lasting change.
This event is hosted by Cat Harvey-Jenner, Features Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Kajal Odedra, Executive Director at UK Change.org
Lisa King, Director of Communications & External Relations Refuge (@refugecharity)
Kadra Abdinasir, Head of Children & Young People's Mental Health at Centre for Mental Health (@Kadra_A_)
Help! I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!
When: 24th September, 6.30pm
…Said everyone we’ve ever met at one time or another. But what happens to our ambitions when the world changes even faster than we do?
In this session we talk to a panel of women serving up serious career goals – from serial entrepreneurs to career coaches and experts in leadership. If you’re struggling to work out what you actually want to do (and not to mention how to get there) you couldn’t be in better hands.
We’ll talk pivoting in the pandemic, turning redundancy into opportunity and lay down all the insider knowledge our experts can muster so you can take your next steps with confidence.
This event is hosted by Dusty Baxter-Wright, Senior Entertainment and Lifestyle Writer at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Neelam Kaul, Executive Coach & Founder of Stressed & The City (@neelam_coaching)
Samantha Clarke, Happiness Consultant & Author of 'Love It or Leave It - How to be Happy at Work'
Sheila Clark, Director at Career Connect
The future of working in fashion
When: 29th September, 6.30pm
What’s next for one of the industries worst hit by the pandemic?
Here we talk to the trailblazers, the forecasters and trendsetters to see what’s in store for the future of fashion. Join our panel of industry insiders to learn about the key changes, the areas expecting growth and how to position yourself to get in on the action.
This event is hosted by Jess Edwards, Executive Editor (Digital) at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Fisayo Longe, Owner and creative director KAI Collective (@fisayolonge)
Monikh Dale, Model & Style Icon (@monikh)
Polly Walters, Senior Strategist at WGSN (@pollywalters)
Rene Macdonald, Creative Director at Lisou
Finding a job with purpose, sponsored by the police
When: 6th October, 6.30pm
Want to make a difference and bring a bit of meaning to your 9-5?
This is the session for you. We bring together experts from the police, those in the third sector, alongside other inspirational panellists to find out how you can find a career that gives something back.
This event is hosted by Amy Grier, Executive Editor (Print) at Cosmopolitan Magazine.
Find more information on a career in the police by visiting joiningthepolice.co.uk.
Cosmopolitan Careers Festival runs throughout September 2020.
These sessions have already run and are no longer available to book, sorry!
How to get hired
When: 7th September, 6.30pm
Learn how to ace that interview classic: “what’s your biggest weakness?”
Whether you’re at the start of your career or on the hunt for something new, this free 45-minute session will arm you with all the need-to-knows to handle your job search like a boss, from CVs to cover letters and more.
Join our panel of powerhouse women as we ask recruiters exactly what it is they want RN, uncover the formulas for LinkedIn profiles that pop, and give you the tools to nail the new normal of Zoom interviews.
This event is hosted by Amy Grier, Executive Editor (Print) at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Cherron Inko-Tariah MBE, Author, Consultant, Facilitator, Coach and the Founder of The Power of Staff Networks Consultancy (@posngram)
Leena Nair, Chief HR Officer Unilever (@LeenaNairHR)
Natalie Campbell, CEO at Belu Water Ltd (@nataliedcampbell)
Sarah Ellis, Co-founder Amazing If & Author (@amazingif )
Who IS hiring right now?
When: 11th September, 1pm
Trust us, the answer is loads of companies! So here’s the inside scoop on how to find them.
Whatever your situation, it’s hard to ignore the everyday doom and gloom when it comes to the recession and the UK’s job market. But, if you’re one of the many needing to make that next career move, we’ve got you covered.
Join us as we quiz our panel of career experts and recruitment gurus on the industries thriving despite the pandemic. We’ll ask them about the roles recruiters are desperate to fill, where to search for jobs and how companies are hiring differently for the workplaces of the future.
This event is hosted by Cyan Turan, Senior Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Mary Keane-Dawson, Group CEO Takumi (@marykeanedawson)
Rachel Burton, Director of HR for Tech at Facebook EMEA
Rachel Campbell, Senior Regional Director at Page Personnel
The art of self-promotion
When: 15th September, 6.30pm
Want the ultimate guide to broadening your connections and maximising Brand You without leaving the house?
While the mood might be a little more furlough than “hello!” RN, one thing’s for sure: there’s never been a more important time to learn the art of self-promotion.
Join our panel of brand experts to discover the knack of curating your social media to actually entice employers, how to harness the power of your LinkedIn profile and how to approach people who have the career you want with confidence. Plus, we’ll talk the holy grail: getting headhunted.
This event is hosted by Catriona Innes, Features Director at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Charlotte Davies, Consumer Communications and Career Expert at LinkedIn
Kubi Springer, International Brand Strategy Consultant, Speaker & Author
Linzi Boyd, Founder of Business of Brand and Author of Brand Famous (@linziboyd)
Melanie Eusebe, Founder of Black British Business Awards, Author & Consultant
How to work in the media
When: 17th September, 6.30pm
Want the truth about working in the media right now?
Whether you’re dreaming of a career writing for glossies or want to harness your talent for design, join our panel of industry experts ready to spill all on landing a career in the media – and actually thriving once you’re there.
Chaired by Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief, Claire Hodgson, this session will offer honest and in-depth insight into what it really takes to become a content creator, write for print or grow a social media account today.
This event is hosted by Claire Hodgson, Editor in Chief at Cosmopolitan Magazine, who is joined by:
Elizabeth Akanbi-Ogabi, Communications Director at Ogilvy & Founder of For Working Ladies
Georgie Holt, Managing Director UK+ at Acast
Tobi Ruth Adebekun, International Communications Manager at Snap (the parent company of Snapchat)
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