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Career development slides

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Career development slides

  1. 1. Making the most of your internship November 2013 Heelis
  2. 2. Aim of today To help you make the most of your internship and grow your career
  3. 3. Career aspirations….. Who? Knows exactly: what role you want to do? Undecided: between 2 or more options? Has an inkling: but the role is not clear yet? Is at 1st base: Feels stuck/not thought about it
  4. 4. What we will cover •Maximising your opportunity •Career development •Finding your next role
  5. 5. If you are clear 1. Closing any specific gaps ‘Technical’ skills & knowledge ‘Soft’ skills 1. Taking responsibility Define and deliver a project 1. Collect insights of colleagues Criteria for interviews? Who is hiring? Good/bad places to work? 1. Growing helpful contacts
  6. 6. Not so clear….. 1. Role insights and new experiences Range of project experiences Conversations Contacts {beyond the organisation} 1. Learning about options & paths What is the range of options? How have people progressed? 1. Building strong generic skills Management, communication…. 1. Taking responsibility Define and deliver a project
  7. 7. Networking
  8. 8. Your Career…. Audit your skills Future thinking – your career vision Self appraisal
  9. 9. Application process •CV •Application forms •4 groups write a CV for a famous person using these headings: •Personal profile/attributes •Experience/Specialism/Strengths •Achievements •Career history – You should leave the name off so we can guess each other's, dates can be used if helpful
  10. 10. Typical graduate interview questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Why do you want this job? Have you got any questions? Describe a situation when you led a team? Describe a situation where you worked in a team? What do you want to be doing in five years time? What are your weaknesses Who else do you have interviews with? Why did you make your university choices? What are your strengths? What has been your greatest achievement?
  11. 11. The Interview What are interviewers looking for?? Activity: In pairs, one from each team take turns to ask 3 questions of each other. Give feedback on the responses, thinking about what we have just discussed
  12. 12. Career Development

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