You’re invited to the Cosmopolitan Careers Festival: find the details here

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Hearst Owned From Cosmopolitan 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 […]

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

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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.

How to get hired

When: 7th September, 6pm

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.


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.


The art of self-promotion

When: 15th September, 6pm

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.


How to work in the media

When: 17th September, 6pm

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.


How to upskill yourself right now

When: 22nd September, 6pm

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.


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.


Help! I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up!

When: 24th September, 6pm

…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.


The future of working in fashion

When: 29th September, 6pm

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.


Cosmopolitan Careers Festival runs from 7th – 29th September 2020.

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