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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

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