Kick-Start your career in HR or L&D

A career in HR and L&D is about helping to create successful businesses through people. From media to engineering and from charities to banks, almost every company will need the expertise of an HR professional.

In December 2021, Sara Russell, Senior Careers Consultant at Alliance Manchester Business School joined us to provide valuable advice on career planning, CV writing and applying for jobs. Our yearly practical workshop is a one-stop shop for anyone about to search for their first or next role.


Winning CVs

When applying for jobs, your CV is your ultimate selling tool. If you want to
be selected for an interview, this is your opportunity to showcase your skills and experience. It can be challenging to get through this first hurdle as employers often receive hundreds of applications for each job advertisement. Have this in your mind when preparing your CV. You’ll need to be both succinct and relevant to grab their attention.

Effective Networking 

Does the term ‘networking’ have you scratching your head or does it perhaps fill you with dread? Our participants learned the ins and outs of networking and the benefits it can bring to a job search and career. We urged participants to seize the chance to participate in online CIPD branch events up and down the country while the majority of branches deliver events online. Attending local branch events gives everyone a valuable opportunity to meet and learn more from people in the profession. PRO TIP: have your LinkedIn details ready to post in the chat

Next steps

Getting into HR is highly competitive, and the process can often feel very circular. Take advantage of the CIPD’s Career Hub to boost your chances.

Unwrapping L&D

Join us with Daniel Taylor to take a closer look at the world of L&D. You’ll discover more about the background of L&D, what it’s like to work in the field, and what current and future trends you need to be aware of.

Before we close the session, we’ll encourage you to get to know other participants to help you begin to build or refresh your professional and Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Other events

Don’t miss the CIPD’s Networking & LinkedIn webinar on 3 Feb 22 from 17:00 providing you with an introduction to the basics of creating a strong profile on LinkedIn. You’ll learn how to present yourself in a professional way to attract recruiters and maximize your visibility. You’ll also learn how to use your network to source and increase opportunities in the current market

Register here: Networking and LinkedIn

Location Manchester, England E-mail Hours Our hours vary according to our programme.
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