Words for Work: Career Corner

These activities and resources will help you to boost your skills and imagine your next steps.

Each week we will be featuring exclusive content to give you a glimpse into what it is like to work in particular industries.

The Gaming Industry

For gamers, a career writing, developing and playing may sound like the dream job! Have you ever thought about about turning a hobby into a career?

We have worked with leading experts across the gaming industry to show you that your literacy skills can open doors and help you get that dream job.

  • Explore how literacy is used in the gaming industry through blogs and interviews
  • Complete the career check list to get ahead this summer
Video games resources
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    Explore gaming industry careers

    Learn about careers in video games from industry experts
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    Employability checklist

    Complete our employability checklist to help you get a start in your career.
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    Write your own video game

    Write a video game plot for family and friends to try with this free pack.
    Get started

Learn about International law firm Cleary Gottlieb

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    Blog posts by Law firm Cleary Gottlieb

    Learn what it is really like working for an international law firm.
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    Watch Ted x Talks chosen by Cleary Gottlieb

    Be inspired and watch Ted x Talks chosen by international law firm Cleary Gottlieb
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    Top tips on how to work effectively whilst studying from home

    Read top tips from International law firm Cleary Gottlieb on how to really look after your mental wellbeing during lockdown
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    Communicating effectively over video call

    Read top tips from International law firm Cleary Gottlieb on how to effectively communicate over video
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    Looking after yourself during lockdown

    Read top tips from International law firm Cleary Gottlieb on how to look after yourself during lockdown
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Employability resources

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    Employability checklist

    Download our employability checklist to help you stand out from the crowd.
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    Smarten up your CV

    Use our CV template and top tips to create a CV that will get you noticed.
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    Cover Letter

    A helpful guide to writing a great cover letter that complements your CV.
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    Interview advice

    Check out our expert advice for interview success.
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    Social media ( 16+)

    Follow these top tips to make sure your social media profile is employment ready.
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    Presentation tips

    Handy tips on how to give a winning presentation.
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    LinkedIn (16+)

    Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out.
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    Elevator pitch

    Learn how to write an impressive elevator pitch.
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    Career podcasts (16+)

    A helpful list of the best career podcasts to listen to during lockdown.
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Words for Work opportunities

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    Sign up to #BehindTheCoverClub ( 16+)

    Sign up to our audio book club and listen to Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.
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    Meet your mentor ( 16+)

    Watch five inspirational women talk about their journeys to career success.
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    Words for Work Virtual Internship Programme

    Read about our Words for Work Virtual Internship programme
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