Job Search Techniques Feb 14


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International Career Advantage event for Cardiff University International Alumni & International Masters students - Job Search Techniques Feb 14

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Job Search Techniques Feb 14

  1. 1. IT’S ALL WORK EXPERIENCE @ CARDIFF! Vacation Work Student Development Unit Sandwich Placements Cardiff SU Careers Service Jobs Pages Work Shadowing Part time Work Unistaff Job Shop Student Enterprise Student Volunteering Cardiff Cardiff Job Course Graduate Agencies Projects Schemes Source: Making the most of work experience. The National Centre for Work Experience (NCWE)
  2. 2. Recruitment Agencies •See Recruitment Agency booklet for some local Cardiff agencies •For details of nationwide agencies check out •Recruitment and Employment Confederation
  3. 3. Recruitment Agencies Acorn Recruitment Good for temporary and permanent specialises in admin, secretarial, manufacturing. Contacts with local government and also preferred supplier for Cardiff University Helen Way Senior Careers Consultant 6 / 7 Duke Street, Cardiff CF10 1AY t: 029 2025 1000 f: 08714 290 465 w. Meridian Particularly for Business Support and Health Tracey Bradley Senior Consultant Meridian Business Support t. 02920 347921 e. F. 02920 347933 w.
  4. 4. Where Are Welsh Jobs Advertised? University Careers Service:-Vacancy Bulletin – GO Wales – Directories e.g. Prospects, Target Online – much choice,, Careers Fairs Department Notice Boards Local and National Press Specialist Publications Recruitment Agencies - see agency booklet Job Centre Plus
  5. 5. Register of Sponsors terofsponsors   Tier 2 (A rating) Tier 2 General  Cardiff Council Cardiff S Glamorgan  Tier 5TW (A rating) Creative & Sporting  Cardiff Metropolitan University CARDIFF  Tier 2 (A rating) Tier 2 General • Cardiff Council Cardiff • Cardiff Scintigraphics Ltd Cardiff Wales Tier 2 (A rating) Tier 2 General • • • • • Cardiff University Cardiff Cardiff Tier 2 (A rating) Tier 2 General Tier 5TW (A rating) Exchange Tier 5TW (A rating) Creative & Sporting • Cardiff Visionplus Ltd T/A Specsavers Opticians Cardiff Wales Tier 2 (A rating) Tier 2 General
  6. 6. Understanding The Market Publicly advertised jobs Informal sources e.g. word of mouth, networks from The Windmills Guide to Finding a Job Peter Hawkins
  7. 7. Creative Job Search Is Key • Graduate recruiters are using Internet technology (eg webapplications) along with other recruitment methods • Smaller Welsh employers will still use mainly traditional methods (eg newspaper advertising and networks) • Growth of social media for advertising and candidate search Linked in Facebook and Twitter
  8. 8. TOP TIPS For UK Job Search  Don’t apply for everything  Make your CV stand out and tailor it to a job and employer  Identify UK companies that have links with your home country and vice versa via UK Trade Partners, UKIBC, CBBC, IBW etc  Anticipate employer concerns  Establish international alumni links via Facebook, LinkedIn etc. Check out Cardiff International Alumni & Students Careers Network on
  9. 9. Speed Dating Exercise Three groups will have the opportunity to spend 8 minutes with each alumni. Make use of check list questions to start conversations Feedback to whole group at the end