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Discover what you want in work: focus on your values and skills

workshop for international and Dutch students

Identify your unique combination of work values and skills to help you focus in your job searching process and find a job that suits you.

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Finding a job starts with knowing yourself.

When you know what to aim for in your career, it’s easier to make decisions. This workshop focuses on your values and skills. In this workshop, you will create a unique description of you as a future professional.

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  • Date and time

    This workshop - in one session - is offered on

    • Wednesday, 11 December 2019, from 09:30-12:00
    • Thursday, 12 March 2020, from 09:30-12:00
    • Wednesday, 13 May 2020, from 13:30-16:00

    This workshop is also offered in Dutch: Ontdek wat je wil in werk.

  • Topics covered

    Your values

    Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. They (should) determine your priorities. Being aware of your values will help you to consider what job you want to pursue. And they can serve as a guide when you have to make (difficult) career decisions.

    Transferable skills

    During your studies you acquire a range of skills, in your study programme as well as outside the programme itself. These skills are used in new situations, the so-called transferable skills. Understanding what (transferable) skills you have gained so far and which skills you would like to develop in the upcoming years, will also help you to articulate your next step.

    Personal career guide

    In this workshop you will gain insights into your values and skills, which will give you a head start in finding a job. It will be a safe and comfortable space for exploring, reflecting and sharing.

    This personal career guide helps you to focus in your job searching process. Obviously, it also helps you present yourself in a more convincing and self-aware manner during networking coffees and interviews.

  • Results

    After this workshop:

    • You’ll have a better understanding of your values and you’ll be able to identify situations in which these values matter
    • You’ll understand how insight into your transferable skills can help you to shape or change the direction of your further career
    • You’re more aware of what career success means to you
    • You’re able to present yourself in a (more) convincing and conscious way during interviews.
  • Practical information
    • Target group: international and Dutch UvA students and recent graduates
    • Topics covered in this workshop are similar to the content of the first session of the Career Workout
    • Participation: a maximum of 8 participants
    • Language: English
    • Location: Roeterseiland Campus (REC). Participants will be informed of the precise location after registration
    • Organised by the UvA Student Careers Centre (Student Services).
  • Useful supplement
    • workshop Networking
    • information session CV
    • workshop Ace your job interview
  • Conditions
    • Participation is free.
    • You can register up to 2 months in advance. That is the reason you may not see the date you wish in the registration form yet.
    • After your registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation.
    • In case you’re not able to participate, please follow the link in the automatic confirmation email to cancel your participation. That way, you give your spot to one of your fellow students.

Full programme Student Careers Centre (International)

Full programme Student Careers Centre (Dutch)