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Yasmin’s Story

Yasmin was first referred to the National Careers Service by her job coach. She’s a recent graduate and needed help improving her interview skills and updating her CV.

During her first appointment with David, her careers adviser, they explored her skills and updated her CV to make it relevant to the specific sector she was interested in. They also looked at different online resources to inform her job search. Finally, they established an action plan to guide her into her job search.

Yasmin and David also practised mock interviews and she got to explore relevant techniques to answer questions in the best way possible during an assessment day.

She now knows to tailor both her CV and her cover letter to the role she is applying for. It’s made all the difference; Yasmin’s confidence increased thanks to the knowledge and skills she gained during her appointment with David. As a result she has now secured a position at a graduate training academy.

A Successful Long-Term Career

She is looking to develop a successful long-term career in the medical information sector within the pharmaceutical industry. Yasmin said: “I hope to eventually work my way up to medical affairs roles, as I gain more experience and develop my professional skills.”

After their session, David sent her an email to follow up and check her progress, which Yasmin really appreciated. She has also recommended the National Careers Service to her graduate friends and the person sitting next to them on the Jobcentre found the conversation so inspiring, she recommended the service to her friend!

The National Careers Service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the labour market in England to anyone aged 13 and upwards.
To speak to a National Careers Service adviser, call 0800 100 900 or use our webchat (8:00am to 10:00pm, 7 days a week.)

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