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Careers presentation at University of Sussex, February 2011

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  • Intro me- objective of briefing Strategies, sources of jobs, for those looking for jobs outside UK What are their reasons for being here? Talk to your partner about why you’re here and what you want to get from the session
  • Before you start looking for work, ask yourself some important questions What are some of those questions?
  • Where do you want to work? What is the labour market like there?
  • How do employers recruit? ( vacancy notices, personal networsk, internships/short term contracts)
  • Talk to your neighbour about your network- who could you contact?
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  • Global job search

    1. 1. Careers & Employability Centre <ul><li>Top Tips for Global Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Wilders </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development adviser </li></ul>
    2. 2. Issues to think about <ul><li>Why do I want to work abroad? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the pros and cons? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I go? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I find employers and vacancies? </li></ul><ul><li>What timescale do I need to be working to? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I find out about the labour markets in different countries? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Do I want to work in my own or another country? <ul><li>How do I find out about opportunities in other countries? </li></ul><ul><li>Start with .This is a rich resource to get you started. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, you may find the Graduate Prospects’ Country Profiles very useful. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 50 country profiles available. </li></ul>
    4. 4. How are graduates recruited? <ul><li>Some organisations recruit internationally </li></ul><ul><li>e.g international banks/accountancy firms/ </li></ul><ul><li>management consultancies/fmcg/retail/energy/ </li></ul><ul><li>telecoms/engineering/IT </li></ul><ul><li>Others locally </li></ul><ul><li>Advertised vacancies – websites, newspapers, specialist publications and graduate schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Internships or work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Non advertised vacancies – eg word of mouth, previous employer or contact, speculative approach </li></ul><ul><li>CVs/application forms </li></ul>
    5. 5. Networking <ul><li>Networking- what is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Making contacts to help you find out more about a </li></ul><ul><li>career, to set up work experience, to prepare for </li></ul><ul><li>applications and interviews – all of which might </li></ul><ul><li>eventually lead to a job </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts can be friends, family, tutors, professional bodies, names on websites or job ads…. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to contacts can help you understand the nature of the work, what kind of experience and qualifications you need to build, find out about job opportunities, tips on entry </li></ul>
    6. 6. Sources of Information about international career opportunities <ul><li>Specialist website vacancy sections and major graduate recruitment websites to find out about best vacancy sources for international jobs: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>International Job Search facilities and reference books: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of useful books – see the </li></ul><ul><li>Work and Study Abroad Section: </li></ul>
    7. 7. Sources of information about international career opportunities ctd <ul><li>University of London International Job-line: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Job-search Online - University of Strathclyde - search by region or country- links to regional websites </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    8. 8. Specialist recruitment websites/agencies <ul><li>Global Career Company – international recruitment consultancy specialising in Africa, Asia , Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe: recruitment events </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Career Forum site for Japanese - English Bilinguals </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Iron Rice Bowl – grad jobsearch website for East Asian graduates who have studied in the UK and seeking career in East Asia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Eures - information about jobs throughout Europe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    9. 9. Employer specialist programmes for international students and graduates <ul><li>International graduate schemes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Unilever </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>HSBC </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Tesco </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte China Tax </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>KPMG Audit for Chinese nationals </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    10. 10. Top Tips: job search summary <ul><li>Do your research thoroughly into companies and target carefully; establish a job-search strategy and include specialist recruitment agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative in your job-search: use speculative approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Check with Graduate Recruitment Manager whether policy includes recruiting international graduates first….(saves time!) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just consider graduate recruitment schemes – e.g. look at small & medium companies who are innovative – they may be the big players of tomorrow! </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for fixed-term contracts (e.g. for 1 year) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure high standard of application (AF/CV, covering letter) </li></ul><ul><li>Get some interview skills practice and get experience of taking aptitude tests </li></ul>
    11. 11. Top Tips: job search summary Careers and Employability can help <ul><li>Reviewing You </li></ul><ul><li>CV, covering letter and application </li></ul><ul><li>Your Skill-set review </li></ul><ul><li>Career focus and direction </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing your Job-search strategy </li></ul><ul><li>creative job-search </li></ul><ul><li>where to look for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>international company search tools </li></ul><ul><li>specialist recruitment agencies </li></ul>
    12. 12. Help from Careers and Employability <ul><li>Short interview with a Careers Adviser - discuss your career plans 10-4 Mon-Fri plus 5-7 on a Weds (Turn up on the day or pre-book) </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing sessions - Applications forms, CVs, </li></ul><ul><li>Skills, Finding Work </li></ul><ul><li>Events - we have a comprehensive events </li></ul><ul><li>programme </li></ul><ul><li>CV and Application Feedback, interview </li></ul><ul><li>preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Sussex Plus – </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    13. 13. How are you going to start your global job search? <ul><li>Spend the next ten minutes talking amongst </li></ul><ul><li>yourselves about this. Write your action points </li></ul><ul><li>down on the action plan sheet. </li></ul>
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