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Cool Jobs – Career clinic for graduates at the Science gallery


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Cool Jobs – Career clinic for graduates sat the Science gallery
Presented by Peter Cosgrove of Cpl

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Cool Jobs – Career clinic for graduates at the Science gallery

  1. 1. Career Clinic Peter Cosgrove March 28, 2012
  2. 2. Introduction Your CV – where it all starts Where to find a job Networking Interviewing Summary
  3. 3. YOUR CV
  4. 4. Your Cv = Your advert You have 30 seconds to make an impression
  5. 5. Our approach to transitionYour CV
  6. 6. CV – initial thoughts “I did not have time to write you a short letter so I wrote you a long one” Most cvs are a First Draft 92%
  9. 9. ContentBiographical What does a recruiter want to seeKey Words Begin with the end in mindComplexity Can someone out side your industry understand your cv
  10. 10. Evidence & Credibility ● Managed a team of 6 people ● Organised budgets and targets for the group ● Recruited and interviewed staff ● Motivated and built morale ● Responsive to customer queries and issues
  11. 11. Evidence & Credibility ● Managed a team of 6 people ~they hated my guts ● Organised budgets and targets for the group ~ never got one number correct ● Recruited and interviewed staff the main reason people did not join ● Motivated and built morale - told awful jokes that no one liked ● Responsive to customer queries and issues Sent all calls to voicemailWhat’s the difference between what you did andthe guy who got fired?
  12. 12. Why even after reading you may have spelling ‘msiteaks’Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, itdeosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are,the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteerare in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses andyou can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseacethe huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef,but the wrod as a wlohe.
  13. 13. LanguageOrganized / ColorYour vs You’reLed vs LeadAccept vs except
  14. 14. Finding a Job
  15. 15. There are only 4 ways to find a jobDirect applications to companiesAdvertisements – online / offlineRecruitment Consultants / HeadhuntersUsing Your Network
  16. 16. 1. Companies … AM A D / M S IR A R D E
  17. 17. 2. Publications & Useful Websites E T R N T E IN E T H
  18. 18. How Companies Search and how candidates look…• From Within• Using Proof• Close Colleagues• Trusted Agencies• Adverts• Cvs on file
  19. 19. Networking
  20. 20. Demonstrating that you really want the job
  21. 21. How are jobseekers responding....
  22. 22. The interview
  23. 23. Preparation is 90% of the interviewPrepareResearch
  24. 24. First impression
  25. 25. First Impression – Dress Sense
  26. 26. STARS ituation T ask A ction R esult
  27. 27. Studies of communicationBody language: 55%:Tone of Voice: 38%What you say: 7%
  28. 28. Summary Build a world class cv that sells you Understand the importance of networking Prepare for interview
  29. 29. Johnny Bunko Think strengths not weaknesses Persistence trumps talent
  30. 30. World Circle Drawing Champion
  31. 31. QUESTIONSName: Peter CosgroveTitle: Director – CplPhone: 01 614 6160 / 087 6200836Email: peter.cosgrove@cpl.ieTwitter: @petercosgroveWebsite: