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Choosing a Career

  1. 1. ANTHROPOLOGY CAREERS SESSION Tim Reed T.M.Reed@kent.ac.uk Careers Advisory Service www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
  2. 2. What is the Careers Advisory Service? What do Anthropology graduates do?
  3. 3. What is the ideal job?
  4. 4. The Careers Advisory Service Location Staff Opening times etc Services & facilities
  5. 5. Specific CAS facilities computer-aided guidance quick queries careers interviews job vacancy database www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm careers library
  6. 6. Careers Library Reception Reference information Postgraduate prospectuses DVDs, CDs, online PCs, free careers literature etc …..
  7. 7. And also: Newspapers Careers booklets Talks & presentations Alumni careers network
  8. 8. How to use the CAS Begin by doing some research ⇓ Perhaps into yourself (ideas, interests, preferences) ⇓ Then into your opportunities (use Directories, vacancy database) ⇓ Use IT: CAS website & PROSPECT PLANNER ⇓ Attend talks/workshops/presentations etc ⇓ Quick Query at CAS ⇓ 1:1 careers interview
  9. 9. Careers Presentations www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm Using Languages And Working In Europe - 26 Jan 1-2pm KLT5 Presentation: Commercial Awareness - 27 Jan 1-2pm KLT5 How To Pass Employer Aptitude Tests - 28 Jan 1 pm KLT5 Presentation: Applying For Teacher Training - 2 Feb 1-2pm KLT5 Making Successful Applications - 3 Feb 1-2pm KLT5 Working In The UK - 4 Feb 12 to 2 pm, KLT5 Tour Of The Careers Advisory Service - 9 Feb 2pm @ CAS Presentation: Chartered Insurance Institute - 10 Feb 3:30pm KLT5 Presentation: MATCHTECH Group - 11 Feb 12-2pm KLT5 Canterbury Christ Church University Postgraduate Teaching Event - 13 Feb (Saturday) in Canterbury. Book in advance Choosing A Career - 18 Feb 1-2pm KLT5 Interview Skills - 25 Feb 1-2pm KLT5 CV Workshop - 3 March 2-4 pm KS16
  10. 10. What do Anthropology graduates do? What do they do in broad terms? Jobs where the degree is useful Transferable Skills Examples from University of Kent
  11. 11. All subjects 2007 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Emp Study Not Avail Unemp All UK
  12. 12. All subjects & Anthropology 2007 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Emp Study Not Avail Unemp All UK Kent Anthropology
  13. 13. What do Anthropology graduates do?
  14. 14. What do Anthropology graduates do? Michael Crichton - author of Jurassic Park Kurt Vonnegut, Chad Oliver, Ursula LeGuin - science fiction writers Tracy Chapman and Mick Jagger - singers Prince Charles - Prince David Lynch - film director (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) Douglas J. Preston - Horror writer Aaron Elkins - Mystery writer Jane Goodall - Primatologist Mo Mowlam - writer, researcher, politician
  15. 15. Options available Advertising Armed Forces Arts admin Broadcasting Central & Local Gov’t Computing/IT Finance Fire Service Guidance/Counselling Info Management/Museums Journalism Law Marketing/Sales Management Consultancy NHS Management Personnel Police Production Management Public Relations Publishing Purchasing Retail Self-employment Social Work TEFL Teaching Tourism Transport
  16. 16. Graduate Salaries 2009/10 Arcadia £17,500 - £23,000 + 25% store discount AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) from £21,500 + final salary pension Asda £23,000 Sainsbury’s £23,000 - £25,000 MI5 £23,500 + benefits - varies by function! Marks & Spencer £24,000+ Police (HPDS) £24,675 after initial training Reckitt Benckiser £26,000 - £28,000 Unilever £26,500 Civil Service up to £27,000 Lloyd’s £28,000 - £31,000 Mars £29,000 + Royal Navy £29,006 + £12,000 joining bonus ExxonMobil £33,000+ Linklaters £37,400 Aldi £40,000 - £60,000 (after 3yrs) + fully expensed Audi A4
  17. 17. Jobs where the degree may be useful Anthropology Researcher/Fieldworker Charity Fundraiser Development Administrator Foreign & Commonwealth Office Administrator Journalist Multi-cultural Teacher Museum Ethnographer Personnel Manager Race Equality Officer Social Researcher Social Worker Specialist Librarian Tourism Consultant University Researcher/Teacher
  18. 18. Employment Allied Healthcare - Carer Animal Aid - Merchandise Officer Ark Group - Sales Executive Cambridge County Council - Youth Worker Canterbury Christ Church University - Library Assistant City Church - Student Worker Crane & Partners - Trainee Chartered Accountant Ding Ding Dang (S. Korea) - English Teacher GTI Publishing - Campus Rep Co-ordinator Isle of Wight College - Animal Technician JET - Assistant Language Teacher Lission Aviation Fellowship Centre - Office Administrator Music Sounds - Copyright Assistant National Trust - Assistant Visitor Services Manager NHS - Administrator NHS - Recruitment & Assessment Administrator Police Service - Police Officer Seeds for Africa - Voluntary worker Seoul English Village - TEFL Teacher Sibley Pares - Clerical Assistant Southern Water - Manager Taylor & Francis - Marketing Assistant The BB Company - Manager West Sussex County Council - Purchasing Assistant Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - Reserve Assistant
  19. 19. Further Study BPP - LPC Brunel University - MSc Medical Anthropology Brunel University - Pg Dip Youth & Community Work Canterbury Christ Church University - PGCE Primary (X2) Edinburgh University - MSc Research Methods Greenwich University - MSc Speech & Language Therapy Kingston University - PGCE Secondary Languages Manchester Metropolitan University - PGCE Secondary RS Oxford Brookes University - PGCE Secondary Religious Studies SOAS - MA South East Asian Studies Sussex University - MA Medical Anthropology University College London - MSc Social Anthropology University of Amsterdam - MA Anthropology University of Amsterdam - MSc International Development Studies University of Durham - MA Research Methods (Anthrop.) University of Edinburgh - MA Social Work University of Kent - MA Anthropology (x7) University of Kent - MA Social Anthropology University of Kent - MA Visual Anthropology (x2) University of Kent - MSc Environmental Anthropology (x2) West Kent College - Silversmithing Course
  20. 20. Longer Term Prospects Administrator (SOAS) Area Youth Work Co-ordinator (Camden Youth & Connexions Service) Assistant to SA Co-ordinator (Oxfam) Business Analyst (Convergys B.V.) Business Manager (Edwards Reeves Photographer) Capital Planner (NHS) Consultant (South Thames Regional Health Authority) Co-ordinator for Haematology (East Kent Health Trust) Head of Customer Services (Thurrock Council) Immigration Judge (Dept, for Constitutional Affairs) International Property Consultant Owner of Yacht Delivery Co. Personnel Officer (De La Rue International) PR Manager (MEP) Primary Teacher Surrey Programme Support Officer, Central Africa (Oxfam) Research Executive (NOP) Senior Campaigner (Greenpeace) Senior Communications Co-ordinator (World Society for the Protection of Animals) Senior Lecturer (Southampton Solent University) Senior Social Work Practitioner (Brentwood Community Mental Health) Speech & Language Therapist (South Kent Community Health Care) Synodical Secretary (London Diocesan Fund) Teacher (KCC) Television Producer (BAZAL Productions) Travel Consultant (STA Travel)
  21. 21. CAS Resources Alumni Careers Network Employer Files Occupational Files Occupational Profiles Prospects Postgraduate Directory Prospect Planner - generates job ideas Prospectuses Alternatives - Ethical Careers (083/084) What can I do with my degree in Social Sciences – Anthropology section (043) Working Abroad - Development Work (077) CAS www pages on Anthropology (with links) at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/Anthropology.htm
  22. 22. ANTHROPOLOGY CAREERS SESSION Tim Reed T.M.Reed@kent.ac.uk Careers Advisory Service www.kent.ac.uk/careers/

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