SPE Online Education
Three Must-Have Skills to Boost Your Career
A. Effective Communication Skills in the Workplace Great communication skills are listed as one of the key requirements for almost every job role, but don’t we all communicate all the time? Why is this one attribute listed more than any other skill? This webinar will explore why communication skills are so important in a professional setting, show how so many people get this wrong, and the huge impact this can make on a company’s efficiency and success. It will also explore what simple steps you can take to improve your skills. This webinar was first presented as part of the 2019 Virtual Career Pathways Fair by the SPE Global Young Member Programs Manager, James Whitaker.
B. Connecting with Industry One of the key aspects of boosting your career is building your network and getting your name out there, but this is not a skill that is natural for many. This webinar gives a brief introduction to best practices for networking including 10 golden rules to follow. It also explores tips on presenting yourself appropriately in professional settings. This webinar was first presented as part of the 2019 Virtual Career Pathways Fair by the SPE Global Young Member Programs Manager, James Whitaker.
C. CV and Interview Skills Applying for jobs can be daunting and emotionally tiring in many cases, but there are simple steps you can take to improve your chances of getting an interview. This webinar explores the basic things you can do to make sure your application is showing the skills most vital for the job and how thinking about the role strategically can be useful even when you don’t get the job, as you can learn from the process.
This webinar is categorized under the Management discipline.
Global Young Member Programs Manager
|James Whitaker is the Global Young Member Programs Manager for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He manages all international activities which focus on student and young professional development at SPE. James regularly hosts soft skill workshops at ATCE, Offshore Europe and many other events and also helps run our collaborative training programs such at the Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference.|