Careers Help at EC Bristol Language School

Germaine Broadbent, our Careers Adviser at EC Bristol, would like to explain how she could help students with their career goals.

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One of the joys of my job as Careers Adviser for EC Bristol is that although I am a tall, blonde, caucasian British woman working as a careers adviser, when I write emails I can be a completely different person!

What do I mean?

This week I  wrote an email for a French male Law graduate in order for him to apply for both temporary and, after his EC course finishes, permanent employment via a specialist legal recruitment company.

After telephoning Maggie at BCL Legal I understood the process of applying: Applications from Law graduates are welcome if they have a minimum of 6 months work experience – paid or unpaid – within the legal profession, send a CV & information about their specialised area of law.

Kevin needed to make a couple of changes to his CV, before sending it to the Recruitment organisation, so I wrote the draft email to accompany the CV in the first person ie. 'Dear Maggie, My name is Kevin etc.' for him to send later – which he did as i was cced on the email!

Writing an email as if direct from a student is simply a virtual way of getting their foot in the door. It means Kevin has a template email to approach other companies and he can edit it as he wishes of course.

Students at EC English work very hard to improve their English & they succeed. My role as careers adviser is to give them that extra bit of help outside of their studies to help them to achieve their life goals.

I am next at EC Bristol on Thursday 13th February 12.15 – 15.15 & look forward to hearing if Kevin has had a reply from BCL Legal.

If you need help with a CV , information about searching for work, help applying for University of just want a chat about your life goals – please come & see me!

Germaine Broadbent, EduGold Careers Adviser, visits EC Bristol twice a month to offer advice & guidance about University, working in the UK & to help students with their CV in English:, 0044+7752831398