The Labourmarket for academics just now
How to get the first job
Competence – a model
Exercises x 4
Tips and tricks
AKADEMIKERE SKABER VÆKST
25 ORD OM ULRIK ROMME
1996 - 2002: Konsulent og sekretariatschef hos Magistrenes Jobservice
2002 - 2003: Projektmedarbejder i dimittendundersøgelse på RUC og AAU
2003 - 2006: Chefkonsulent og udviklingschef hos Civiløkonomnerne A-kasse (CA)
2006 – 2013: Chefkonsulent og afdelingsleder i jobafdelingen hos Akademikernes A-kasse
Sept. 2013: Key Account Manager i Akademikernes. Med ansvar for kontakt til universiteter og fokus op dimittendledighed
Unemployment - Academics.
2005 = 100
A-kasse-medlemmer i alt i Danmark
The first job is hardest to get.
Unemployed academics i aug.14: 4,5 %
”Djøf” 4,5 %
Law 2,8 %
Economi 3,0 %
0-1 year after graduation: 34,5 %
Why is the first job hard to get?
•Lack of experience and network
•Late start - jobhunting
•Difficult to understand competences
•Lower unemployment, but increasing graduate- unemployment
•No growth in public sector, but big potential in SME
•”Djøfisering” – more jobs demand high education
•Communication and ”understanding business” are important skills.
•Esbjerg is hot
Shortcuts to your first job
•Internship or cooperation with a company on thesis or project
•Voluntary work. E.g. experience in communication, organisation or fundraising
•Fundrais your own job
•Start your own company – sell your knowhow on consulant basis.
Competences – a model
What can I do ?
What do I want ?
Who am I ?
What do I know ?
The 4 components
You need to practice
Presentation of your knowledge – your subjects from university - in a short and precise pitch. Also understandable for outsiders
Which words will describe you as a person. Tests and former colleagues and friends might help you
Describe your skills – which tasks can you solve? Which task have you already solved and which results did you achieve? Stories of succes are important in jobinterviews!
Describe your motivation. It´s not easy, but try with helping words like: My goal is… What I really desire to achieve is…. What I find most interesting is… My mission in (working-)life is..
Knowledge Find a person that does not know the subjects your are studying. Explain what you learnt in your studies so far. Try to be short and precise. Now ask the other person to retell what he or she heard.
Personality Groups of 3 persons. Tell a true ”case of succes” from work, study or spare time Two persons listen (appreciative inquiry) When ever you hear a compence – write in on a post-it
•Difficult to describe
•Expect to give examples during interview
•Ask friends and colleagues
•Cases where you had succes. They make you cedible and easier to remember.
Skills Form a group with students from your own subject You are now a small consultant-company Which task will you sell and to which costumer?
MOTIVATION Gør følgende sætninger færdige: Jeg trives med…… Jeg brænder for …… Missionen med mit arbejde er ……..
• Find the right words for your profile
• Find different cv´s on the web and be inspired
• Application is ”future” cv is ”past”
• Remember to analyse and research on job-add´s
• Prepare stories of succes for your interview
• Unsolicited application – look for information rather than just sell yourself
AKADEMIKERE SKABER VÆKST