Graduate Job Market 2010 Final Year Maths


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Graduate Job Market 2010 Final Year Maths

  1. 1. The current job market for 2010 graduates and how the Careers Advisory Service can help you now and in the future Sue Briault Careers Adviser
  2. 2. The Graduate Market in 2010 <ul><li>The UK¹s leading graduate employers have increased their recruitment targets for 2010 by 11.8%, compared with the number of graduates actually recruited in 2009, following two consecutive years of declining job opportunities for university-leavers. Vacancies dropped by 17.8% in 2009 and 6.7% in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>The Graduate Market in 2010 published by High Fliers Jan 2010 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current Situation <ul><li>Some sectors have been affected more than others but overall the situation is better than last year </li></ul><ul><li>However there have been more applicants for every job as both 2009 and 2010 grads applying </li></ul><ul><li>Competition is indicated by salary freezes and fewer golden hellos </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector was buoyant last year but is set to change </li></ul><ul><li>There are still many opportunities outside of the traditional graduate schemes including jobs which will require further study before you can apply or fields which require you to apply for a vacancy when someone has left the organisation i.e. opportunities which come up on an ad hoc basis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Consequences <ul><li>It’s a tough job market which means there is no space for half heartedness in your applications </li></ul><ul><li>Employers are still commenting on poor quality applications </li></ul><ul><li>If you postpone your job hunting until after graduation it may take you longer than expected to find a job </li></ul><ul><li>Don't believe all media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Don't panic or be an ostrich </li></ul>
  5. 5. Careers Resources for Mathematicians <ul><li>Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Careers in Maths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clement Jones Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do Bath Maths Graduates do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Options with a Mathematics degree </li></ul><ul><ul><li>!elkiXeg </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Some advice <ul><li>Be clear about the job you want </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to think outside the box </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you know how recruitment takes place for your chosen area </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect your applications </li></ul><ul><li>Quality not quantity counts </li></ul><ul><li>Get yourself a network </li></ul><ul><li>Do your research </li></ul><ul><li>Use your careers service </li></ul>
  7. 7. Networking Sources <ul><li>Networking – the Art of using Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>New Ways of Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Research before Job Serach </li></ul>
  8. 8. MyFuture <ul><li>Jobs - Summer Work - Postgraduate Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable database </li></ul><ul><li>New additions daily </li></ul><ul><li>More vacancies than any of the commercial websites </li></ul><ul><li>Employers targeting Bath students </li></ul>
  9. 9. Summer Fairs <ul><li>2010 Bath Graduate Recruitment Fair will be held on Tuesday 8 June . </li></ul><ul><li>There are various fairs around the country, and graduates from any institution are welcome to attend. You should take some CVs, and talk to as many employers as you can. They will all be offering jobs for an immediate or autumn start. All the summer fairs are advertised in Prospects Graduate digital magazine and the last issue of Prospects Finalist for the academic year. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What happens after you graduate? <ul><li>We'll keep on helping you after you have graduated. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you find yourself unemployed or under-employed, look for volunteering opportunities, a course or any opportunity that you can show you are still focussed on self improvement and your future career. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>