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What all this means – reflecting on your experiences

In this video Nick talks about how reflecting on your experiences, and the skills gained, can help your chances of success with potential employers.

In this video, Nick talks about the importance of reflecting on the skills and experiences you have developed as a student, whether this is on your course or beyond that into extracurricular and social activities.

Employers look for a rounded experience. That is, they want to know what else you did at university beyond the degree itself. They want to know that you have taken a proactive approach to self development and they need you to demonstrate this with concrete examples in any applications you make or interviews you attend.

Every university has a careers service and they will support you with reflecting on your experiences and how these can be regarded as skills you have developed whilst at university. Reflecting on these will really help you as you continue on your pathway to success beyond your studies.

Over to you

Reflect on the last year, whatever you have been doing. What three skills have you developed? These could be new skills – such as learning to use Zoom, or built upon – such as learning resilience in the face of a challenging time.

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