“ Dr Martin Patrick explains: Our University Partnerships Scheme provides students with all the tools and guidance they need to put them in the best possible position once final exams are over and their job search really begins. ”
Meet The Real Me Helps Students Get Ahead with Video
It has been a busy start to 2012 for the University Partnerships team at Meet The Real Me – as well as welcoming a host of new universities. Dr Martin Patrick, the company’s university partnership manager for the scheme, has been touring partner institutions across the UK to offer expert advice on making the most of video in the student job hunt.
Liverpool Hope University and the Universities of Suffolk, Bradford and Central Lancashire are the latest to join the pioneering University Partnerships Scheme, which sees Meet The Real Me’s signature ‘e-me’ video CV technology installed on-campus in Careers Departments. Students benefit from the opportunity to create a unique online profile that includes all the information of a traditional CV alongside a short video interview to showcase other important qualities, such as personality, communication skills and work based learning experience. They are then free to share their e-me with prospective hirers via a unique URL, or to collect feedback from careers advisors, friends and family on the way they present themselves.
Dr Martin Patrick explains: “Here at Meet The Real Me we are committed to providing fresh and unique ways to let candidates shine online and impress employers despite the huge competition in the job market. Our University Partnerships Scheme provides students with all the tools and guidance they need to put them in the best possible position once final exams are over and their job search really begins.”
As part of the ongoing support the scheme offers, Dr Patrick, who has more than 20 years’ experience in further and higher education, the opportunity to provide expert advice on how students can manage their job campaigns with Meet The Real Me. He has recently been on visits to careers events at the University of Bradford, as well as the University of Lincoln, Edge Hill University and the University of Derby, providing students with guidance on part time work opportunities, how to use social networking platforms and smartphones in their job hunt, as well as how they can relate their studies to the world of work.