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Transcript of "Working in the uk2012"
Working in the UKWayne ClarkW.Clark@westminster.ac.ukCareer Development CentreGraduate Skills Academy31 May 2012
ObjectivesThis session will help you to:• understand the different routes into employment• find and research jobs and employers• tips for international students
Getting started• What job do I want?• What have I got to offer?• What jobs are out there? Check your legal status regarding working in the UK
Deciding what you wantSkills, interests and values• What are you good at?• What is important to you?• What are you willing to do? Identify the skills and experience you have that match the employer’s need
Targeting companies• Business activity • Travel• Size • Location• Training • Salary• Prospects • Benefits• Culture • Security Check the employer will accept applications from international students (not all employers are able to sponsor a work permit)
Current climate• Employers expect to hire 6.4% more graduates in 2012 than they did in 2011• Following a rise of 2.8% in entry-level roles during 2011 and an increase of 12.6% in 2010• Competition remains tough: employers have received 19% more applications for their graduate programmes this year• employers caution that applicants with no work experience are highly unlikely to be successfulThe Graduate Market in 2012 High Fliers (2012)
• 80% of heads of uni careers services said graduate labour market was more buoyant (35%) or the same (45%) in the quarter ending 31 March 2012 when compared to the last quarter• 60% said it was more buoyant (50%) or the same (10%) compared to the same period last yearAGCAS Quarterly report (April 2012)
What’s out there?• Large graduate recruiters• Small to medium sized enterprises• Private sector• Public sector• Voluntary sector Gain UK based work experience/volunteering or part time work during or after your studies
Iceberg principle The open Advertised job market posts 25% The hidden 75% Direct job market approaches Networking
Open job market• Local and national press• Jobcentre Plus• Internet• Recruitment fairs• Recruitment agencies Use positive language in your applications/covering letters/CVs and at interview
Finding the hidden jobs• Networking• Work experience through temping and volunteering• Speculative applications• Cold calling - in person, by phone
Networking• Family and friends• Clubs and associations• Tutors and careers consultants• Previous employers• Professional associations• Alumni Association Identify relevant sources of support both in and outside the university
Speculative applications• Do your research• Target named person, with a relevant role in the organisation• Develop a persuasive, targeted CV and covering letter• Follow up with a phone call• Ask for further contacts• Be persistent
Further information and guidanceCareer Development Centre services:• 20-minute quick queries: CV, covering letter, application form advice• 45-minute individual guidance interviews: detailed career guidance, mock interviewsResources:• CV Guide• Videos and DVDs• Free sector-specific and general careers publications
Contact usCentral London Harrow1st Floor Room EG.16Cavendish House Maria Hewlett Building101 New Cavendish Street Nearest tube: Northwick ParkLondon, W1W 6XH T: 020 7911 5184 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.westminster.ac.uk/careers
In summary• Know what you have to offer and what you want• Know what’s out there• Develop your network• Plan your campaign• Review it regularly and, if you need help, seek advice and guidance
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