HOW DO I PREPARE FOR AN ARMED FORCES INSIGHT DAY?
Like any event that involves networking we advise you to prepare as much as you can, you don’t know who you might meet and how they could help you in the future. Here are some short tips to get you ready for your first insight day:
Sit down and do your research. Don’t just google the organisation running the insight day - check their social media, in particular their LinkedIn page. See any relevant articles they have shared, goals for 2023 - anything that may help you open up a conversation and also help you decide whether the organisation is the right fit for you.
2. PREPARE ELEVATOR SPEECH
It may seem slightly alien to do but it really can benefit you to have a brief introduction prepared when you are meeting somebody new. Just a short synopsis of your background and experience that wouldn’t last longer than an elevator ride!
3. BE PROFESSIONAL
It goes without saying to be professional, but remember an insight day could be a potential gateway to a job interview.
4. BE ORGANISED
Make sure you remember who you have spoken to, write everything down, any contacts you have made or future events coming up so you can plan ahead for the next step.
5. FOLLOW UP
If you have made a valuable connection at the insight day, follow up with an email, engage through social media. Be proactive - you never know where the contact may lead.
Many companies across the UK run regular insight days including the NHS, FDM and Barclays. It is worth keeping an eye on the CTP events list as they are frequently updated with a range of industries sharing opportunities throughout the year.