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Finding work globally


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Presentation by Claire Ward, Careers Adviser, at University of Sussex, June 2013

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Finding work globally

  1. 1. Finding work globallyWelcome to theCareers andEmployability Centre
  2. 2. Finding work globally•Exploring global job markets and vacancy sources•Developing your job search strategy•Key resources and developing an action plan
  3. 3. Finding work globallyWhy look for work globally?Short or long term?What are the specific challenges?
  4. 4. Finding work globallyBoost your employability….•Understand yourself: motivation, options, have a career plan•Identify your target industry•Market yourself•Get work experience - voluntary work is good•Achieve good grades•Network•Join Societies and INTERACT with other students
  5. 5. Finding work globallyWhat have your gained by studying inthe UK?• Excellent English• International contacts• UK commercial awareness• Independent enquiry in learning leading to critical analysis andreasoning skills, independent thinking, initiative and creativity.• Team work, life skills, open mindedness and positivity• Confidence in discussing issues with senior colleagues or managers• Broad horizons - more aware of different cultures-adaptable
  6. 6. Finding work globallyThe reputation of your university• One of only 15 UK universities to be listed in the top 20 of all four of the mainUK league tables.• The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011: Sussex is ranked12th in the UK, 31st in Europe and 99th in the world, setting us alongside someof the world’s most prestigious institutions.• The Sunday Times University Guide 2012: Sussex is placed 19th in the UK.• The Complete University Guide (Independent): Sussex is placed 19th in the UK.• The Times Good University Guide 2012: Sussex rose seven places to 14thFrom Sussex university facts and figures page
  7. 7. Finding work globallyWhat’s the job market like in yourpreferred location?Key questions•What are the growth sectors and expanding businesses?•Keep up to date with changes in the graduate labour market?•What news-sites / jobs boards would be useful?•Can you use your personal networks -family, friends, neighbours, former teachers and other contacts?•Are there relevant employment agencies?www.careersinternational.comNASES country profiles……….
  8. 8. Finding work globallyMaking applications in your chosencountryFind out…………..•How are CVs/cover letters used and what style is preferred?•How does interview format and etiquette differ?
  9. 9. Finding work globallyDid you know that….in Japan, the job application or rirekisho is a handwritten two–page form that is purchased from the local stationery store? in the US, attaching a photo to your resume/cv is a faux pas thattells the employer you do not know the rules? in Sweden, your resume/cv should be signed by someone whocan attest that what you wrote is true? in Korea, it is important to state on your resume/cv if you are theeldest child in the family?
  10. 10. Finding work globallyresourcesCareers and Employability Centre•• of Kent resources•
  11. 11. So, how can you get to see us?• Briefings – Sussex plus, Finding part time work, CVs andApplications• Careers Advisers are available daily.• Call in or phone 01273 678429 Excellent for CV, personalstatements, cover letters and application form feedback.• Come along to the events – listed on news & events page• Follow us on twitter & face book