Your future: you, your skills, your next role

A Robert Half webinar series

As we all come to terms with the impact COVID-19 has had on our lives, it may be time to think about the future of your career.

Whether you’re actively employed, recently furloughed, facing redundancy or dealing with unemployment, Robert Half is here to help you take the next step in discovering new career opportunities and finding a fulfilling job.

In this webinar series, we discuss your future. Our expert panel share career tips and advice focused on you, your skills and your next role. From clarifying your goals and defining your brand through to interview preparation and selection, there is something for everyone. Read more about each of our webinars, including our inspiring panellists and Robert Half hosts below.

Our webinar series is available to watch on-demand, and our expert recruitment team is here to help you with your job search in securing your next role. Upload your CV today to take the first step, or view our current job vacancies to find a role that's right for you.


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YOU – Clarifying your goals

Wednesday 17th June: 12pm-1pm

Is now the time for a change?

We invite you reflect on your career history and consider your future ambitions at work. What are your short and long-term needs, how do you prioritise these and ultimately, decide what it is you want from the next chapter of your career?

Joined by Janet Moran – Owner of The CV House Ltd, offering advice and guidance to senior executives considering career change. Sheryl Miller – Transformation Director & Career Coach, author of Smashing Stereotypes. Emma Howard – HR Professional specialising in recruiting, retraining and optimising talent. Matt Weston – UK Managing Director of Robert Half. Hosted by Victoria Sprott – Talent Acquisition Director for Robert Half.

 

 

YOUR SKILLS – Recognising the opportunity

Wednesday 24th June: 12pm-1pm

Looking for a new job will certainly mean one thing: you’ll need to deal with change. In this episode we offer advice on recognising the change curve. Including honing the skills you have, learning new ones and how to frame them to reach the widest spectrum of opportunity, even if that means considering something entirely new.

Joined by Emma Howard – HR Professional specialising in recruiting, retaining and optimising talent. Sheryl Miller – Transformation Director & Career Coach, author of Smashing Stereotypes. Janet Moran – Owner of the CV House, offering advice and guidance to senior executives considering career change. Gareth Gage – Director at Robert Half. Hosted by Matt Weston – UK Managing Director for Robert Half.

 

YOUR NEXT ROLE – Networking and personal branding

Wednesday 1st July: 12pm-1pm

You’ve decided to actively search for your next role. This is the time to develop your professional and personal brand, and start networking. Here, we’ll guide you through building your profile, using LinkedIn and creating valuable relationships with head-hunters and agencies to maximise your search.

Joined by Jennifer Holloway – personal brand expert and best-selling author of Personal Branding For Brits. Ben Atkinson – Heading up Business Intelligence for Commercial Leads at LinkedIn. Lisa Brown – Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn. David Neal – Director at Robert Half. Hosted by Victoria Sprott – Talent Acquisition Director for Robert Half.


YOU – Wellbeing

Wednesday 8th July: 12pm-1pm

How you feel, both mentally and physically is paramount to your success at work. In this episode we explore your wellbeing; from establishing good sleep, nutrition and exercise routines to avoiding stress and feeling connected (which for many, has been especially difficult during weeks of lockdown). Whether it’s recognising conflicting emotions, having the confidence to retrain and build new qualifications or establishing new healthy habits, there are many ways to ensure your healthy wellbeing will contribute to career achievement.

Joined by Lucile Allen-Paisant – Founder of Leeds Wellbeing Week and Director of Mind IT Ltd. Heather Darwall-Smith – Sleep therapist at The London Sleep Centre, also runs a psychotherapy practice in Oxford. Dr Philippa Spencer – Bath Psychology Clinic: Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, working for the NHS, charitable and private sectors. Claire Blissitt – Director and Executive Coach at Get Unstuck, a business that focuses on unlocking people’s full potential. Hosted by Victoria Sprott – Talent Acquisition Director at Robert Half.

 

YOUR SKILLS – Future of work

Wednesday 15th July: 12pm-1pm

As past months have taught us, the world is constantly evolving. This is true of the workplace and what you can expect from the job market too - new industries and ways of working are emerging. Demands for new skills and fresh perspectives on transferable ones are on the rise. We’re learning to embrace remote working and virtual processes and with this comes new opportunities. Is this your chance to turn a passion into a career or combine a day job with a side ‘hustle’?

Joined by Sam Elly – Managing Director of Spark People Development Ltd, helping people and organisations to reach their potential through facilitation, training and coaching. Emma Howard – an HR Professional specialising in recruiting, retaining and optimising talent. Sheryl Miller – Transformation Director & Career Coach, author of Smashing Stereotypes. Katy Tanner – Leadership Development Director at Robert Half. Hosted by Matt Weston – UK Managing Director of Robert Half.

 

YOUR NEXT ROLE – Securing your new job

Wednesday 22nd July: 12pm-1pm

At this point, we equip you with the tools you need to best position yourself and impress prospective employers. Having clarified the role you’re looking for, we explore how you approach your search. From basics such a mastering your CV and covering letter to consideration of your soft skills, attributional style and the role of psychometric testing. There are often many stages to securing a new role, and here we seek to manage your expectations throughout the process.

Joined by Emma Howard – an HR Professional specialising in recruiting, retraining and optimising talent. Dr Martin Spencer – Occupational Psychologist and ex-HR Director with expertise in leadership selection development. Sam Elly – Managing Director of Spark People Development Ltd, helping people and organisations to reach their potential through facilitation, training and coaching. Steve Sully – Director at Robert Half. Hosted by Matt Weston – UK Managing Director of Robert Half.


YOU – Workplace culture

Wednesday 29th July: 12pm-1pm

What are the values and behaviours you’re looking for in your next employer? The personality and character of organisations has a great impact on happiness and performance at work. You might consider their approach to inclusion and diversity, flexible working or how you will be recognised for meaningful work from home as businesses adjust to new and virtual practices.

Joined by Emma Howard – an HR Professional specialising in recruiting, retraining and optimising talent. Claire Blissitt – Director and Executive Coach at Get Unstuck, a business that focuses on unlocking people’s full potential. Sheryl Miller – Transformation Director & Career Coach, author of Smashing Stereotypes. Kristen McNamara – Senior Director for Staff Development, Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition at Robert Half. Hosted by Matt Weston – UK Managing Director for Robert Half.

 

YOUR SKILLS – Technology advances

Wednesday 5th August: 12pm-1pm

Under a period of extreme duress, technology at work has advanced rapidly. Now, as we embrace virtual solutions to manage teams, meetings and workplace processes remotely, it’s unlikely to slow down. There are many resources available to help improve your skill set and ensure you embrace technology with confidence at work. In this episode, we explore how you can upskill and remind you that technology is an enabler, not a replacement for human contact.

Joined by Sheryl Miller – Transformation Director & Career Coach, author of Smashing Stereotypes. Simon Bennett – Technology Director at Riverstone Living. Chris Lawton – Director at Robert Half. Hosted by Victoria Sprott – Talent Acquisition Director at Robert Half.

 

YOUR NEXT ROLE – Interview and selection

Wednesday 12th August: 12pm-1pm

Are you prepared to be your best during the recruitment process? In our final episode we’ll consider interview do’s and don’ts and discuss why authenticity is so important. We’ll talk about how you can prepare for virtual, face-to-face or competency-based interviews and what questions you should be asking employers.

Joined by Emma Howard – an HR Professional specialising in recruiting, retraining and optimising talent. Dr Martin Spencer – Occupational Psychologist and ex-HR Director with expertise in leadership selection development. Claire Blissitt – Director and Executive Coach at Get Unstuck, a business that focuses on unlocking people’s full potential. DeLynn Senna – Executive Director of Permanent Placements at Robert Half. Hosted by Matt Weston – UK Managing Director of Robert Half.


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