FE College careers January 2010

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FE College careers January 2010

  1. 1. MAXIMISING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO FIND PAID EMPLOYMENT by Fluid January 2010
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>3-4 Introduction to Fluid </li></ul><ul><li>5-9 Interview Skills </li></ul><ul><li>10-13 CVs </li></ul><ul><li>14-17 Application Forms </li></ul><ul><li>18-21 Speculative approaches </li></ul><ul><li>22-25 Job fairs and assessment centres </li></ul><ul><li>26-29 Testing </li></ul><ul><li>30-39 Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>40-44 Blogs, forums and job boards </li></ul><ul><li>45-46 Conclusions and Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. Introduction to Fluid <ul><li>Fluid Consulting Limited (Fluid) is a specialist human resources consultancy headed by Tim Holden MCIPD. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid provides consultancy advice and delivers training to private and public sector organisations across the UK. We are not a recruitment company and pride ourselves on our extensive research capability which allows us to remain at the cutting edge of both best practice and creative initiatives that genuinely deliver in terms of Human Resources. Effective benchmarking with high-performing organisations, coupled with detailed surveys and questionnaires, ensures that a service exceeding clients’ expectations is delivered. </li></ul><ul><li>The core services provided by Fluid are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Attraction & Selection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Retention </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Remuneration & Reward </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Outplacement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Training & HR consultancy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Interview Skills
  6. 7. <ul><li>PREPARATION </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Looking and behaving the part </li></ul>Interview skills (1 of 3)
  7. 8. <ul><li>DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Screening </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Serial </li></ul><ul><li>Informal </li></ul>Interview skills (2 of 3)
  8. 9. <ul><li>WHAT TO DO AFTER THE INTERVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>Whilst waiting for a decision </li></ul><ul><li>If an offer is not made </li></ul><ul><li>If an offer is made </li></ul>Interview skills (3 of 3)
  9. 10. CVs
  10. 12. <ul><li>Why a CV? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s it for? </li></ul><ul><li>Formats </li></ul><ul><li>CV in a nutshell </li></ul><ul><li>Power words </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word CVs </li></ul><ul><li>Other CVs </li></ul>CVs (1 of 2)
  11. 13. <ul><li>Work experience and part-time job CVs </li></ul><ul><li>Standing out from the crowd </li></ul><ul><li>Email CVs </li></ul>CVs (2 of 2)
  12. 14. Application Forms
  13. 16. Application forms (1 of 2) <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Employment and work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Interests and achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Competency based questions </li></ul><ul><li>Personal statements </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Before sending the form </li></ul>
  14. 17. Application forms (2 of 2) <ul><li>Uses according to Smith and Robertson </li></ul><ul><li>Dos and don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul>
  15. 18. Speculative approaches
  16. 20. Speculative approaches (1 of 2) <ul><li>What employers want, even in a recession </li></ul><ul><li>Writing to third parties for assistance </li></ul>
  17. 21. Speculative approaches (2 of 2) <ul><li>Identify your target job </li></ul><ul><li>Research the target job </li></ul><ul><li>Go through previous experience (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider personality & teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Add in most recent experience </li></ul><ul><li>Compile endorsements </li></ul>
  18. 22. Job fairs and assessment centres
  19. 24. Job fairs and assessment centres (1 of 2) <ul><li>“ Speed hiring” </li></ul><ul><li>Bargaining position </li></ul><ul><li>Dress to impress </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bucking bronco” </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering information about target employers </li></ul>
  20. 25. <ul><li>Role of assessment centres </li></ul><ul><li>Essential design criteria </li></ul><ul><li>A typical assessment centre </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria </li></ul>Job fairs and assessment centres (2 of 2)
  21. 26. Testing
  22. 28. Testing (1 of 2) <ul><li>70% of employers now use some form of test (CIPD 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological constructs/traits </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Inferences </li></ul>
  23. 29. <ul><li>What purpose do they serve? </li></ul><ul><li>Useful websites </li></ul><ul><li>www.bps.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Dos and don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude - ethics, work style, computers, motives </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence - verbal and numerical </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity - produce ideas, use of objects, spotting associations, creative images </li></ul>Testing (2 of 2)
  24. 30. Social Networking
  25. 32. Social networking (1 of 8) <ul><li>Bebo (no need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.bebo.com </li></ul><ul><li>GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Auckland Jobs” </li></ul><ul><li>783 members </li></ul>
  26. 33. Social networking (2 of 8) <ul><li>Facebook (need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Airline employees of Facebook” </li></ul><ul><li>30,212 members </li></ul><ul><li>“ Television freelance jobs” </li></ul><ul><li>12,553 members </li></ul>
  27. 34. Social networking (3 of 8) <ul><li>Flickr (no need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Artists job network” </li></ul><ul><li>217 members </li></ul>
  28. 35. Social networking (4 of 8) <ul><li>Glassdoor (no need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.glassdoor.com </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEWS </li></ul><ul><li>“ IBM” </li></ul><ul><li>“ BT” </li></ul><ul><li>INTERVIEWS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Deloitte” </li></ul><ul><li>SALARIES </li></ul><ul><li>Need to post a salary to gain access </li></ul>
  29. 36. Social networking (5 of 8) <ul><li>LinkedIn (need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.linkedin.com </li></ul><ul><li>GROUPS </li></ul><ul><li>“ Game Republic” </li></ul><ul><li>214 members </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social scientists” </li></ul><ul><li>169 members </li></ul>
  30. 37. Social networking (6 of 8) <ul><li>Second Life (no need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.secondlife.com </li></ul><ul><li>SEARCH </li></ul><ul><li>“ avatar4hire” </li></ul><ul><li>1316 members </li></ul>
  31. 38. Social networking (7 of 8) <ul><li>Twitter (no need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>city of york council </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterjobsearch.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ software engineer yorkshire” </li></ul><ul><li>3 results </li></ul>
  32. 39. Social networking (8 of 8) <ul><li>YouTube (no need to sign in) </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Singer/musician/dancer/comedian/actor/sportsperson </li></ul>
  33. 40. Blogs, forums and jobsites
  34. 42. Blogs, forums and job boards 1 of 3 <ul><li>What is a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing to blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Own website </li></ul><ul><li>PWC www/pwc.co.uk/careers people blog </li></ul>
  35. 43. <ul><li>careerbuilder.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>cv-library.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>gumtree.com </li></ul><ul><li>jobcentreplus.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>jobrapido.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>jobsfor.com </li></ul><ul><li>notgoingtouni.co.uk </li></ul>Blogs, forums and job boards 2 of 3
  36. 44. Blogs, forums and job boards 3 of 3 <ul><li>Personal interests </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing about a subject </li></ul><ul><li>GENERAL www.ukjobsforum.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>COMPUTER GAMES www.mcvuk.com/forum </li></ul><ul><li>MUSIC www.uk-musicjobs.com/forum </li></ul><ul><li>PRINT www.jobsinprint.com </li></ul>
  37. 45. Conclusion & Questions
  38. 46. Conclusion <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>

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