ESML Your final year… Sue Briault Careers Advisory Service
Your Careers Advisory Service <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Impartial </li></ul><ul><...
4 things you probably need to know in your final year <ul><li>What choices you’ve got for next year </li></ul><ul><li>How ...
Your Options <ul><li>Further study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it a positive choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time out </li></...
 
Skills developed in your degree <ul><li>www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/statements/languages07.asp </li></u...
http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmap.htm
<ul><li>Achieved, Administered, Advised, Allocated, Analysed, Appraised, Arranged, Assessed, Assisted, </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Occupations using languages <ul><li>Essential: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>translating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interpreting <...
Degrees of Difference <ul><li>In Europe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrees are considered vocational  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
So will I be able to work abroad? <ul><li>TEFL, volunteering and casual work most likely if you want to go straight away <...
2008 ESML graduates <ul><li>Total graduating students   82 </li></ul><ul><li>Total employment 47 </li></ul><ul><li>Total f...
ESML jobs(1)  2008 <ul><li>Accountant: Saffery Champness </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Assistant: OKI Printing Solution...
ESML jobs (2) 2008 <ul><li>Banker: Close Brothers  </li></ul><ul><li>IT Support: Cyber Source </li></ul><ul><li>Management...
Sources of vacancy info <ul><li>Known quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TargetedGRAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>directories <...
Know your dates <ul><li>Most investment banks  (GS 18/10 others early Nov)  </li></ul><ul><li>Some big advertising agencie...
Don’t Miss It Careers Fair Thursday 22nd October  University Sports Training Village 11am - 4pm www.bath.ac.uk/careers/spr...
Help with presenting yourself brilliantly from careers@bath <ul><li>polishing your transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>w...
When to apply? <ul><li>NOW- Advantages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>best jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ease pressure later </...
Further study <ul><li>Pros and Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bath.ac.uk/careers/postgradstudy   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
ESML Further Study 2008 <ul><li>MA/MSc: Interpreting & Translating (Bath*), EU Political and Administrative Studies (Colle...
Some thoughts about Careers <ul><li>A career is a journey not a destination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect high mobility in ...
<ul><li>Watch out for emails from  [email_address]  or J.F.Allan </li></ul><ul><li>See you at CAS (entrance just before No...
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  • Assett management, fund or investment management Investment Consultancy such as Watson Wyatt,  Mercer, Hewitt, Aon, BFinance etc  or Hedge Funds / Management Consultancy then as a last resort  a Big Four accountancy firm such as KPMG and PWC.  Asset management firms ; Baillie Gifford, Barclays Global, BlackRock, Fidelity, Henderson Global, JP Mprgan Assett man, M and G, Morley Fund Management, Schroders Fund manager? Try the big Insurance firms Public Sector: bank of England still had vacancies for Sept start in August
  • Esml Finalists Talk Sept 09

    1. 1. ESML Your final year… Sue Briault Careers Advisory Service
    2. 2. Your Careers Advisory Service <ul><li>On-campus </li></ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Impartial </li></ul><ul><li>Confidential </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
    3. 3. 4 things you probably need to know in your final year <ul><li>What choices you’ve got for next year </li></ul><ul><li>How to decide what you want </li></ul><ul><li>How to successfully get what you want </li></ul><ul><li>What info and help you can use </li></ul>Research is the key
    4. 4. Your Options <ul><li>Further study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it a positive choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan it out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>perhaps if you go it alone! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get a job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All other options lead here too </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Skills developed in your degree <ul><li>www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/statements/languages07.asp </li></ul><ul><li>use language creatively and precisely for a range of purposes and audiences </li></ul><ul><li>reflect critically and make judgements in light of evidence and argument </li></ul><ul><li>extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources </li></ul><ul><li>organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument </li></ul><ul><li>engage in analytical and evaluative thinking </li></ul><ul><li>work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, self-discipline and time management </li></ul><ul><li>write and think under pressure and meet deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>effective communication, presentation and interaction </li></ul><ul><li>work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team </li></ul><ul><li>mediating skills and qualities of empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-reliance, initiative, adaptability and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>intercultural competence </li></ul>
    6. 7. http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmap.htm
    7. 8. <ul><li>Achieved, Administered, Advised, Allocated, Analysed, Appraised, Arranged, Assessed, Assisted, </li></ul><ul><li>Broadened, Budgeted </li></ul><ul><li>Checked, Coached, Communicated, Completed, Conducted, Consolidated, Co-ordinated, Created </li></ul><ul><li>Delegated, Delivered, Demonstrated, Designed, Developed, Devised, Directed, </li></ul><ul><li>Ensured, Established, Evaluated, Expanded, </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated </li></ul><ul><li>Identified, Implemented, Increased, Influenced, Initiated, Innovated, Introduced, Investigated, Improved, Interviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Launched, Led, Liaised </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained, Managed, Marketed, Minimised, Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated </li></ul><ul><li>Organised, Operated </li></ul><ul><li>Participated, Performed, Persuaded, Planned, Prepared, Presented, Processed, Produced, </li></ul><ul><li>Programmed, Promoted, Prompted, Proposed, Proved, Provided </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended, Recruited, Reduced, Reorganised, Represented, Researched, Resolved, </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed, Revised </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified, Strengthened, Supervised </li></ul><ul><li>Taught, Tested, Trained </li></ul>
    8. 9. Occupations using languages <ul><li>Essential: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>translating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interpreting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>governmental organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transport & tourism </li></ul></ul>www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Languages
    9. 10. Degrees of Difference <ul><li>In Europe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrees are considered vocational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So UK arts and social science graduates may have a tougher time being considered for commercial functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students usually spend longer getting their degrees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters are more the norm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work experience is more important than extracurricular activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all UK professional qualifications are recognised </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. So will I be able to work abroad? <ul><li>TEFL, volunteering and casual work most likely if you want to go straight away </li></ul><ul><li>Many multinationals recruit primarily within individual countries so need to find out as don’t notify us </li></ul><ul><li>If recruited in UK except to be home based initially </li></ul><ul><li>Job hunting in Europe is becoming easier with vacancies and company information now readily accessible via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>www.prospects.ac.uk – working abroad </li></ul><ul><li>http://targetjobs.co.uk/general-advice/working-in-europe.aspx – Target Europe 2009 </li></ul>
    11. 12. 2008 ESML graduates <ul><li>Total graduating students 82 </li></ul><ul><li>Total employment 47 </li></ul><ul><li>Total further study 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Total seeking employment 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Total unavailable / travelling 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Total other 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Total unknown 10 </li></ul>
    12. 13. ESML jobs(1) 2008 <ul><li>Accountant: Saffery Champness </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Assistant: OKI Printing Solutions, Wessex Water </li></ul><ul><li>Applications Manager (Property): Knight Frank </li></ul><ul><li>Area Sales Manager: Emmeti </li></ul><ul><li>Auditor: FCO </li></ul><ul><li>Bar Assistant: Low Wood Hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Case Officer / Insolvency: Croyden Insolvency Service </li></ul><ul><li>Client Relationship Manager: Complinet </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Services Advisor: Atlantic Data, No name provided </li></ul><ul><li>English Teacher / Consultant: Highfield School, Language Solutions, Lycee Militaire d'Aix-en-Provence, Training Express, Universite de Provence, No name provided </li></ul><ul><li>Finance Analyst: Ford, HSBC, Information Handling Services (IHS) </li></ul><ul><li>International Events Manager: First Conferences </li></ul>
    13. 14. ESML jobs (2) 2008 <ul><li>Banker: Close Brothers </li></ul><ul><li>IT Support: Cyber Source </li></ul><ul><li>Management Trainee: Nationwide, Zurich </li></ul><ul><li>Market / Business Researcher: European Finance House, IMG </li></ul><ul><li>Market Underwriter: Zurich </li></ul><ul><li>PR Assistant: Alliance Boots, Petek Philipe </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Consultant: Euro London Appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Consultant / Coordinator: Strategic Rail Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Russian Current Affairs Analyst (Translating): Open Source Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Tour Guide: Bath Abbey, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions </li></ul><ul><li>University Administrator: Bournemouth University </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Coordinator: European Alternatives </li></ul>
    14. 15. Sources of vacancy info <ul><li>Known quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TargetedGRAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospects web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specialist sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unknown quality: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>recruitment agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internet only agencies </li></ul></ul>Workshops this term: Graduate Jobs- how to get one UK Recruitment for International Students Job Hunting - beyond the Graduate Schemes
    15. 16. Know your dates <ul><li>Most investment banks (GS 18/10 others early Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Some big advertising agencies (Oct/Nov ) </li></ul><ul><li>Proctor and Gamble Career Academy was 24/10/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Some Management Consultancies (early Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Service Fast Stream (30/11) </li></ul><ul><li>JET (28/11 tbc) </li></ul><ul><li>Primary PGCE (1/12) </li></ul><ul><li>Teach First (5/12 first round) </li></ul><ul><li>Not a guarantee of actual dates. Check this information yourself! </li></ul>
    16. 17. Don’t Miss It Careers Fair Thursday 22nd October University Sports Training Village 11am - 4pm www.bath.ac.uk/careers/springboard/fairs 116 exhibitors attending Plus over 70 employer presentations starting 8 th October
    17. 18. Help with presenting yourself brilliantly from careers@bath <ul><li>polishing your transferable skills </li></ul><ul><li>writing wizard application forms/CVs </li></ul><ul><li>practising tests </li></ul><ul><li>succeeding at interview </li></ul><ul><li>dealing with assessment centres </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Development Diary (100+ events) </li></ul><ul><li>Succeed in the selection process </li></ul>
    18. 19. When to apply? <ul><li>NOW- Advantages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>best jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ease pressure later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will it be any better next year? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LATER: Advantages : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>more time for your degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more time to think </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>constructive time out can improve your CV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help still available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Future job market? </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Further study <ul><li>Pros and Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bath.ac.uk/careers/postgradstudy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.prospects.ac.uk – About postgrad study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>research & course info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open days? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>funding info </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not the same as undergrad study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Postgraduate Study Things to think about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday 5 Nov 13.15 - 14.05 </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. ESML Further Study 2008 <ul><li>MA/MSc: Interpreting & Translating (Bath*), EU Political and Administrative Studies (College of Europe - Bruges), European Studies (Swansea), Business Management (Limerick) </li></ul><ul><li>PGCE: Modern Languages (Bath Spa, UWE), Primary (Chichester, Canterbury Christ Church, UWE*) </li></ul><ul><li>Other: Graduate Law (College of Law, unknown), Hospitality (overseas), TEFL (unknown) </li></ul>
    21. 22. Some thoughts about Careers <ul><li>A career is a journey not a destination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expect high mobility in the immediate 3 to 4 years after graduation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will need to make many turns and overcome many obstacles to create the path you desire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 'perfect' career does not exist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When you come to a roadblock take a detour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If what you start with is not what you want, you will still develop useful skills, useful in other areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make some sort of decision, however imperfect </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>Watch out for emails from [email_address] or J.F.Allan </li></ul><ul><li>See you at CAS (entrance just before Norwood Entrance to SU Shop ) </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>with your job hunting </li></ul>
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