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International Student Briefing - Job Search Strategy

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Careers adviser presentation, October 2014

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International Student Briefing - Job Search Strategy

  1. 1. International student briefing - Job search strategy Welcome to the Careers and Employability Centre Whether you are looking for a job in the UK or elsewhere in the world, this session will provide you with some strategies to improve your chances of success.
  2. 2. International student briefing - Job search strategy What kind of work? Where to work? When to start working? How and when to apply?
  3. 3. International student briefing- what sort of career do you want?
  4. 4. International student briefing- what type of role?
  5. 5. International student briefing - where do you want to work/study?
  6. 6. International student briefing - returning home
  7. 7. International student briefing - Staying in the UK www.ukcisa.org.uk/International-Students/The-next-stage/Working- after-your-studies Tier 4 Doctoral extension scheme 1 yr Tier 1 High Value Exceptional talent - humanities, engineering, the arts and technology Entrepreneur - usually around £200,000 Investor - minimum £750,000 Graduate Entrepreneur - graduates endorsed by their UK HEI as having developed ‘genuine and credible business ideas and entrepreneurial skills’ Tier 2 General Grad job/Tier 2 authorised sponsor/£20500 min/£900 in bank 5 years Tier 5 'Youth Mobility' and *Temporary worker *12-24 mths/work experience programmes and research and training programmes
  8. 8. International student briefing - Working in another country http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/aboutus/intern ationalstudents/outsideuk
  9. 9. International student briefing - Job search strategy What kind of work Where to work When to start working? How do you apply?
  10. 10. International student briefing - when does recruitment happen?
  11. 11. International student briefing - UK based graduate schemes • Milkround.com - Graduate scheme search • Prospects - Graduate scheme search • Graduate Links - Graduate scheme search • TARGETjobs - Graduate schemes and jobs. Includes immediate start vacancies too • GradDiary - A list of graduate schemes arranged by deadline • Graduate-jobs.com - Graduate Schemes - Lists graduate schemes and gives lots of information about how they work • C http://www.sussex.ac.uk/careers/jobs/graduates chemes
  12. 12. International student briefing - how to apply for jobs • CV • Cover letter • Application form • Linked in • Interview • Selection tests • Assessment centre
  13. 13. International student briefing - summary 1. Join a professional body to network, learn about the sector and show your commitment (BPS, Law Society, ACCA) 2. Sign up with Gradlink (Africa, India, China, Malaysia) the CBBC, UKITC, RBCC or other relevant business council. 3. Get involved with extra curricula activities and societies Start now!
  14. 14. International student briefing - Gradlink
  15. 15. International student briefing sessions this term Weds 15th October: International Students – Apply your skills in the workplace Skills are transferable. If you have used a skill competently in one context you are likely to be able to use it in another. Being clear about the skills you have developed will help you to be more convincing at selection interviews. Weds 29th October: International Students – Communicating with confidence Come and discover how to communicate effectively with employers including completing application forms, designing CVs and attending interviews. Weds 10th December: Working in the UK after your studies Information about immigration routes for those wishing to remain in the UK after they have completed their studies.
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  17. 17. Questions? • Careers Advisers available daily (10-5pm). • Call in for CV advice, personal statements, cover letters etc. • Talks – working part time, CVs etc. • Events - Careers Fair 5th Nov 2014 • www.sussex.ac.uk/careers

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