International Student Briefing - Job Search Strategy

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Presentation by Claire Ward, Careers Adviser, at University of Sussex, October 2013

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  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
  • There may be several reasons why you want to work part time whilst you are studying at Sussex. It could be that you just need to earn some extra money or you may be keen to develop your language skills and understanding of the British culture. However working part time will also give you valuable employability skills; skills which will help you when you are looking for opportunities after you have completed your studies. Part time work can also help you to make contacts – we call this networking. So there are lots of reasons to get part time work, it’s not just about the money.
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  • International Student Briefing - Job Search Strategy

    1. 1. International student briefing - Job search strategy Welcome to the Careers and Employability Centre
    2. 2. International student briefing - Job search strategy • Getting started • Researching the job market • Vacancy sources • Applying for jobs • Making speculative applications • Resources available from CEC • Your questions and queries
    3. 3. International student briefing - Job search strategy Understand your self Where? What? Make applications Explore options When? Direct entry? Graduate training scheme? Gain experience Make choices
    4. 4. International student briefing - Job search strategy Staying in the UK – points based system Tier 1 Graduate entrepreneur Tier 2 General – ‘Graduate’ job, (min £20300) with Tier 2 sponsor Tier 3 Closed Tier 4 Student and Doctoral extension scheme Tier 5 ‘Youth mobility scheme’ and ‘Temporary worker’ including ‘Government Authorised Exchange’(12-24 months) http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ http://www.ukcisa.org.uk
    5. 5. International student briefing - first steps • Check the full range of vacancy media – web, print, events, agencies • Look at job level, salary, location, person spec • Narrow your search and compile list of target vacancy sources to check regularly and register for email alerts
    6. 6. International student briefing - vacancy sources • Employer directories • Websites • Recruitment agencies • Careers events • Professional bodies • Speculative job search
    7. 7. International student briefing - research thoroughly • To identify potential employers to target for job adverts • For background information • For specific information about the companies ethos to inform your application • To identify employers for speculative applications
    8. 8. International student briefing - how to apply Find out…. • When and where vacancies are advertised • How to apply – CV, Application form, Linkedin • Interview format and etiquette
    9. 9. International student briefing - making speculative applications Four steps 1. Identify potential employers 2. Phone or research on line to find a key contact to apply to 3. Send a tailored CV targeted to that company 4. Follow up with a phone call or email after 1-2 weeks
    10. 10. International student briefing - top tips • Research the role • Use your contacts • Tailor your application to the role • Show your enthusiasm and demonstrate your motivation • Join a professional body to network, learn about the sector and show your commitment (BPS, Law Society, ACCA)
    11. 11. International student briefing - resources 1. Going global https://online.goinglobal.com 2. iHipo http://www.ihipo.com/ 3. Prospects http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs.htm 4. CEC sector guides http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/careerchoices/researchingcar eers 5. AGCAS http://www.agcas.org.uk/agcas_resources/132Starting-Your-Career-In-Country-Guides-for-InternationalStudents
    12. 12. So, how can you get to see us? • Briefings – Finding part time work, CVs, interviews etc • Careers Advisers available daily (10-5pm). Call in for CV, personal statements, cover letters etc Come along to our events – all listed on our events page Careers Fair 2013 6th November Middle East and Asian Careers Fair 9th November • • • http://targetjobsevents.co.uk/asia-and-middle-east-graduate-careers-event

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