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Maths Final Year 09

  1. 1. Working out your Future What you need to do and how we can help you. Sue Briault Careers Adviser http://www.slideshare.net/sabriault
  2. 2. 3 steps to getting started <ul><li>Know what you want to do </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to look </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to apply successfully </li></ul>
  3. 3. = Volunteering/gap year Further Study Travelling Get a Job
  4. 4. Feeling Clueless <ul><li>www.bath.ac.uk/careers/student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Choosing a Career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talking to a Careers Adviser – preparing to meet a Careers Adviser leaflet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources to get you started </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do bath graduates do? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding out about Occupations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prospects Planner </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Zone in Moodle </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Know where to look <ul><li>MyFuture on Careers website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent jobs plus vacation work, insight days, competitions and funded PG study. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Directories/websites (key careers sites) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospects Directory and website, GET, Target Directories, Inside View, GradSouthWest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specialist sources </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops this term: </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Jobs- how to get one </li></ul><ul><li>UK Recruitment for International Students </li></ul>
  6. 6. Know where to look <ul><li>http:// www.bath.ac.uk /careers/springboard/fairs </li></ul><ul><li>119 exhibitors attending </li></ul><ul><li>AND Recruitment Events on campus see Recruitment Events Diary </li></ul>Careers Fair Thursday 22nd October University Sports Training Village 11am - 4pm
  7. 7. Know your dates <ul><li>Most investment banks (Goldman Sachs 18/10, BNP Paribas 20/10 others early Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Some big advertising agencies (Oct/Nov ) </li></ul><ul><li>Proctor and Gamble Career Academy was 15/11/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Some Management Consultancies (early Nov) </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Service Fast Stream (30/11) </li></ul><ul><li>JET (27/11) </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><ul><li>http://news.students.efinancialcareers.co.uk/NEWS_ITEM/newsItemId-21286 for main deadlines </li></ul>
  8. 8. You don’t have to wait for a vacancy to turn up – try the speculative approach <ul><li>Do your research </li></ul><ul><li>Use contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a file </li></ul><ul><li>Time it right </li></ul><ul><li>Write to a named individual </li></ul><ul><li>Send a focused CV and letter </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop this term: </li></ul><ul><li>Job Hunting - beyond the Graduate Schemes </li></ul>
  9. 9. Applying successfully <ul><li>Check out Skills Development Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/careers/development/intro.html </li></ul><ul><li>Allow much more time than you think you’ll need for application forms </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Get Feedback before you send it off </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Achieved, Administered, Advised, Allocated, Analysed, </li></ul><ul><li>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, Influenced, Initiated, Introduced, Investigated, Improved, </li></ul><ul><li>Launched, Led, Liaised </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained, Managed, Marketed, Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated </li></ul><ul><li>Organised, Operated </li></ul><ul><li>Performed, Persuaded, Planned, Prepared, Presented, Produced, Promoted, Prompted, Proposed, </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended, Recruited, Reduced, Reorganised, Represented, Researched, Resolved, </li></ul><ul><li>Taught, Tested, Trained </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to translate your skills into language that the employer will understand. </li></ul><ul><li>We run workshops and have other resources on writing CVs and Application forms and we have a section on our website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bath.ac.uk/careers/development/intro.html </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook look for Careers@Bath </li></ul>
  11. 11. Be aware of the skills you have gained and what employers look for http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmap.htm
  12. 12. Common reasons for rejection <ul><li>Academic performance, skills </li></ul><ul><li>Sloppy, unprofessional application </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of career focus/ motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Aptitude tests </li></ul><ul><li>Performance at Assessment Centre </li></ul>
  13. 13. Postgrad Study <ul><li>http://www.bath.ac.uk/careers/postgradstudy/ </li></ul>Postgraduate Study - things to think about Date: Tuesday 35/11/2009 Time 13.15 - 14.05
  14. 14. Taking a Gap Year <ul><li>Start Planning Now!!! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bath.ac.uk/careers/earlybird/gapyear.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. Final Words <ul><li>Mathematicians are highly employable </li></ul><ul><li>Market will still be tough this year so be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Advisory Service provides lots of support so you are not on your own </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for emails from [email_address] or J.F.Allan </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Twitter Blog </li></ul><ul><li>See you at CAS (entrance just before Norwood Entrance to SU Shop ) </li></ul>

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