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  2. 2. Careers in the Energy Sector The Energy Jobs in the Energy Sector expected to treble by 2020. Ireland’s Energy Sector will continue to grow with need to: ˗˗ reduce carbon emissions ˗˗ offset the sharp rise in energy costs ˗˗ exploit our uniquely rich energy resources ˗˗ exploit export market for these resources. 2
  3. 3. Best approach for graduate jobseekers? • Use all Network Sources – Personal, Friends, Family, Colleagues – Use phone, face to face, email • Use Social Media – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook • Use Print Media – National & Local papers • Use Job Boards – Grad Ireland,, Irishjobs, Recruit Ireland, FAS, Loadzajobs, DoneDeal, Indeed, Monster etc. • Use other sources e.g. – Monitor Company Announcements – new companies – fact find – use the phone 3
  4. 4. Tips on …… • Building an effective CV • Applying for jobs on-line & utilising Social Media • Preparing for Competency-based Interviews 4
  5. 5. Cover Letter Goal: What you convey in the Cover Letter should be interesting enough to get you an interview. Include the following: 1. Introduction of yourself and why you want the job 2. Relevance of any academic or work experience to the requirements of the position. 3. Why you want to work for that particular company. 4. What is it about the position that interests you. 5
  6. 6. • 7 steps to building a winning CV Your CV is the first thing a potential employer sees of you – make it work Contact details Personal Profile Education and Qualifications Work Experience Key Achievements, Skills & Attributes Hobbies, Community & Voluntary Interests etc. Referees 6
  7. 7. Random descriptions of a good CV Logical Engaging Sells you Regularly amended FREE FROM MIS-SPELLINGS Objective Tight To the point Invites further discussion Accurate Neat 7
  8. 8. How Recruitment has changed Some fantastic tools - but not without risks 8 8
  9. 9. Utilising Job Boards • Still the most popular search engine for employers • Check it daily and setup RSS feeds & job alerts to your desktop 9
  10. 10. Linked In Stats. • 277 Million members worldwide / Over 1 Million members in Ireland (Feb 2014) • 2 new members every second. • Over 200 countries • 80% are university educated • Average age is 44 • 80% are passive candidates • Cheap, fast, accurate tool for candidate search 10
  11. 11. Linked In.. How to be found… • Complete your LinkedIn profile …including an appropriate picture. • Include on your profile that you are available – e.g. Engineering Graduate currently seeking a challenging new job opportunity in ... • Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date e.g. with events attending, what you’re reading etc. • Identify jobs you’re interested in and join the Groups common to people in those jobs • Build your network i.e. connect with peers & those people with whom you have some connection who are already in jobs/companies of interest. 11 11
  12. 12. Linked In.. How to find jobs. • Search for jobs under the relevant section. • Find HR professionals advertising these jobs & see if you have a connection in common. • Be alert to virtual job fairs & training webinars. • Follow the companies you’re interested in to be educated on their sector & spot jobs. 12 12
  13. 13. Tips for Twitter • Employers tweet job adverts – search the companies Twitter feed • “Follow” their Twitter pages & updates daily • Make direct contact via @ to “apply” • Search company’s people, culture and activities & Career/Graduate Fairs • Promote your brand i.e. Edit Profile to show who you are, where you are & what do you stand for? 13
  14. 14. Facebook Tips •Many companies have Facebook pages •Edit your Profile to show you’re applying for jobs or have particular skills •Bring your personality to bear •Manage Privacy Settings well & regularly. •Beware of inappropriate comments and pictures on all Social Media. 14
  15. 15. Some things don’t change... • Be Polite, Professional & Persistent • Telephone call first – find out about the position - helps tailor your CV • Email contact • Follow-up call – show interest • If position is through agency, get as much information about the company, culture and recruitment process • A Positive Attitude always on the phone helps immensely 15
  16. 16. Tips for Competency-based Interviewing Why is this different & how can young job-seekers prepare? 16 16
  17. 17. Different Interview Approaches :: Biographical/Experiential – Reviews past jobs & career history, assuming relevant to the job applied for :: Behavioural/Competency-based – Anticipates future behaviour by objectively analysing past behaviour :: Situational – Uses critical incidents from the job to explore how a candidate will behave in this situation :: Combination – Uses questions from all 3 approaches 17
  18. 18. Preparation is key • Start with the employer’s needs – industry, culture, growth phase, hiring manager background • What attributes & competencies they’re looking for? • Show you know why are these important? • What examples from your past prove you have what they’re looking for? • What have you learnt from your past experiences • Read between the lines of the Job Description • Ask the recruiter you’re dealing with • Refer to Linked In profiles of previous incumbents • Conduct research on what makes a successful…. e.g. QC Lab technician 18
  19. 19. 6 Competencies for jobseekers • • • • • • Adapting & Learning Enterprising & Initiative Supporting & Co-operating Communicating & Interacting Analysing & Interpreting Customer Focussed 19
  20. 20. Structuring your Answer – STAR • Situation or Task 10% • Where you were working, your role, environment, set the scene • Action 70% • Be specific e.g. I asked the customer “ “, customer answered “ “, I reassured customer I would put on hold to do x” • Result 20% • For the customer, you and the employer – again be specific, our shop scored 90% by mystery shopper that month. • Ask interviewer: Does this answer your question? 20
  21. 21. Descriptions of a good interview CONFIDENT Optimistic Compelling Proves why we should hire YOU Enthusiastic SPECIFIC Controlled Detailed Active listening Shows interest in the organisation 21 21
  22. 22. Contact a CREGG Consultants Any of our Consultants can be reach on the details below: @creggrecruit Tweet us with any questions or send us a direct mail Also follow some of our consultants directly and get all their new jobs as they get posted: Aisling Conroy Senior Consultant 091 700816 Breda Murphy Recruitment Team Leader 091 700814 Neil Gillespie Senior Technical Consultant 061 363318 Sarah Croker Senior Consultant 061 363318 22
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