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Career Boost is the 6th edition of a free 2-day webinar for job seekers along with the opportunity to enjoy a simulated recruitment interview and individual mentor support.

The 6th edition of the Career Boost project will be held in two language groups:

October 25-26 - classes conducted in Polish.

October 27-28 - classes conducted in English.

The goal of the free Career Boost project is to help people who have lost their jobs or are forced to change jobs, among other things due to the current situation caused by COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine. The project also targets students and those looking for their first job in these difficult times.

Experts from UBS, together with a group of volunteer trainers, will share their knowledge and experience with all those who are currently looking for work.

In particular, we invite war refugees from Ukraine who speak Polish or English.

The Career Boost project offers:

  • two-part, highly practical webinar (2 x 4h), delivered online from 9 am to 2 pm
  • mentoring - 3 individual online meetings with a mentor,
  • simulated recruitment interviews - approx. 30 min individual simulation of a recruitment interview (based on the submitted CV) with the provision of feedback
  • certificate confirming participation in the project for active participants.

Mentor/Mentoring - what are they?

A mentor is a person who has knowledge and experience in a particular field and wants to share it with others. At Career Boost, mentors are volunteers - UBS employees who have already gone through the job search journey, acquired the professional competencies required for the job market or position and now want to share their experiences to help others achieve their professional goal. During individual meetings, a mentor can share his or her knowledge, history and experiences with you, can discuss your goal with you and give you individual guidance, help you create or improve your resume. Remember, however, that the mentor is a support and encouragement, but does not do the work for you. You are the one who actively works and pursues your chosen goal.

Webinar Program:

  1. How to identify your strengths and talents and set goals like a pro
  • How to identify your goal and create a road map to achieve it
  • Personality types - how to understand where you fit in life
  • Tools for self-assessment and talent identification
  1. How to create a resume that your future employer will find irresistible
  • What is the role of a resume? Why do I need to do it and why do I need to do it well?
  • How do I get started?
  • The role of aesthetics in a professional resume
  • The structure of a resume
  • The content of the resume: What should I put in my resume? What should I avoid? (photo, personal information, etc.) What language should I use to write my resume?
  • Evaluation of sample resumes of participants
  1. About the secrets of job search
  • Formal approach to job search (company websites, job portals, LinkedIn)
  • Informal approach to job search (networking, company recruiters, etc.)
  • How to make your search successful (job search criteria)
  • Analysis of the job description with your qualifications
  • Job search tips and advice
  1. How to prepare for a job interview
  • Recruitment techniques and how to prepare them effectively:
    • HireView - a description of this recruitment method, which involves testing a candidate's specific skills with questionnaires sent online and responses via video recording
    • Telephone interview - description of this method of recruitment done by telephone
    • Skype / Zoom / online interviews - description of the recruitment method performed online
  • Simulated recruitment interviews (conducted with participants who were willing and agreed to send their resumes):
    • Brief summary of strengths and areas for development based on resumes received
    • Recruitment interviews in Polish, English or Polish with elements of English on the basis of received CVs
    • Conclusion - a constructive feedback session
  1. About labor law - what you need to know as an employee
  • A brief summary of your rights and responsibilities as an employee
  • Question and answer session
  1. How to work effectively from home
  • Why working from home can save you time and teach you better time management
  • Working from home as the best thing you can experience in your life (tips and tricks)


24 October 2022MS Teams test call for participants
25-26 October 2022Online webinar in Polish 9.00-14.00
27-28 October 2022Online webinar in English 9.00-14.00
3-4 November 2022Simulated Job Interviews (for both groups): 8.00-17.00 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
November - JanuaryMentoring (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Trainings will be conducted by, among others:

Daniel Szczegielniak

  • Author of the book Journey to Passion. How to Reach for a Better Job in Three Simple Steps and, since March 2023, lecturer in the subject Challenges and Expectations of the Labor Market at the Wroclaw School of Banking.
  • In his daily work, Daniel supports the board of directors and the head of the IT department in making decisions and shaping the organizational culture by developing its employees and creating a friendly work environment for them.
  • Employee of large international organizations, experienced in supporting internal and external customers.
  • A manager by training: after earning a bachelor's degree in Management in Scotland (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen), Daniel attended an international business course in Belgium (Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp) and earned a master's degree in Management and Marketing from Wrocław University of Technology.
  • Among his many passions are mentoring and career counseling.
  • In his free time, Daniel reads popular science literature and fiction, as well as contemporary philosophical and psychological literature, and practices meditation. For balance, he enjoys hiking and lifting weights.

Bartek Szczepanek

  • Trained as a historian - archivist (Master's degree from the University of Wroclaw).
  • He gained professional experience in several different industries, including working as a Passenger Service Agent at an airport, operating a call center for the UK market, and as a chief systems administrator where he first encountered project management in earnest.
  • He has now been working as a Project Management Officer at UBS for 3 years, supporting colleagues in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom or India in the preparation, implementation and administration of various projects.
  • He spends his free time with his family (i.e., his wife and sons) devising and executing more crazy activities.