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Job hunting


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English course presentation for job hunting.

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Job hunting

  1. 1. Job Hunting Vicente Barberá 22/11/2011
  2. 2. Spanish situation <ul><li>Unemployment rate 21.5% </li></ul><ul><li>Youth unemployment rate 46% </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment for adults aged between 16 and 65 years 53% </li></ul>
  3. 3. Job markets <ul><li>Two types of job markets: </li></ul><ul><li>Visible market </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden market </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accesing the Hidden Market (I) <ul><li>80% of vacancies are on the hidden job market </li></ul><ul><li>20% of vacancies are on the visible market </li></ul><ul><li>Visible vacancies are more competitive than hidden vacancies, leaving you less chance of getting the post. </li></ul><ul><li>You must spend more time on the hidden market. In some cases you will be the only applicant. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Accesing the Hidden Market (II) <ul><li>Networking </li></ul>Source: The wider your network, and the more often you use it, the better it works. At a low and broad level, friends, relatives or people you meet may know where there are jobs that are not advertised. Always ask them, as their employer may be looking for staff. This search method cannot be undervalued.
  6. 6. Accesing the Hidden Market (III) <ul><li>Contacting Employers by Mail or Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Registering with Recruitment Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Headhunters </li></ul>Source: On another level, your network may include fellow professionals, past employers or similar people. Networks need to be maintained regularly (even when you're in employment) to get them to work effectively for you.
  7. 7. Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
  8. 8. Think Different. Be Different. Source:
  9. 9. Job Hunting 2.0 (I)
  10. 10. Job Hunting 2.0 (I) <ul><li>New tools 2.0 for job hunting: </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook, </li></ul><ul><li>Linkedin, </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter, </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger, </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress, </li></ul>
  11. 11. Internet Sources <ul><li>English for work: </li></ul><ul><li>English for work seeking: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Information and job resources <ul><li>Spain: </li></ul><ul><li>Infojobs, </li></ul><ul><li>Servef, </li></ul><ul><li>Computrabajo, </li></ul><ul><li>Cámara de Valencia, /trabajo </li></ul><ul><li>UK and Ireland: </li></ul><ul><li>Department for Work and Pensions, </li></ul><ul><li>Do-it, </li></ul><ul><li>Go Wales, </li></ul><ul><li>Gradireland, </li></ul><ul><li>Jobcentre Plus, </li></ul><ul><li>JobHunters Bible, </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs in Ireland cpl jobs, </li></ul>
  13. 13. Have you thought it over?
  14. 14. Motivation is the key Source:
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep working and don’t give up! </li></ul>Vicente Barberá Twitter : @vbarbera Linkedin: