Introduction to Careers and Student Employment

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  • 1.
    • Louise Bamford
    • Careers Consultant
    Introduction to Careers and Student Employment
  • 2.
    • Job hunting
    • means
    • effective
    • marketing
  • 3.
    • What are
    • you offering?
    • How can you prove it?
    Who are you marketing to? What are they looking for? = PDP
  • 4. Career Planning Your Skills, Interests, Values Job market Networking Decision making Action planning Applications, CVs, Interviews Review
  • 5.
    • In addition to technical knowledge and skills, graduate employers are looking for…..
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving / creativity
    • Flexibility/adaptability
    • Self-awareness
    • Commitment/motivation
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Numeracy
    • Commercial awareness
  • 6.
    • Finding the Skills Evidence
    • Course work – presentations, group work, reports etc.
    • Course representative
    • Student Union activities
    • Sports / hobbies / clubs
    • Travel
    • Employment
    • Work experience
    • Voluntary activities
  • 7. CaSE can help you:
    • Start planning your career/skills awareness
    • 45 min guidance interviews
    • Find out more about different careers
    • CaSE information rooms
    • Online resources
    • Employer events/fairs
  • 8. CaSE can help you:
    • Find a part-time / vacation job
      • Online vacancy lists
    • Find placement (paid or voluntary)
      • Online vacancy lists
    • Community Volunteering Unit (CVU)
    • Market yourself effectively to employers
    • 15 min CV / application checks
    • 45 min mock interviews
    • Career workshops
  • 9. Useful Resources
    • www.wmin.ac.uk /careers
    • www.prospects.ac.uk
    • Job seeking DVDs
    • – available at CaSE
  • 10.
    • You can live a lifetime and by the end of it know more about other people than yourself!
    Careers Service DIT