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Lunchtime Sessions 2016 - Top Job Seeking Strategies
Louise BamfordCareers Consultant
If you sometimes feel like this....
You are in the right place!
What will be covered Job seeking strategies
Sources of vacancies
Approaching employers directly
Actively managing your job search
Start with a plan
Book a 1 to 1 appointmentwith a careers consultantOnline career plannerse.g. targetjobs or prospects
Explore the whole market Large graduate recruiters Small / medium enterprises (SMEs)
Private sector Public sector Voluntary sector
Understand how types of employers typically recruit
Target your job seeking strategy
Research what the employer is looking for
Make smaller number of high quality, targeted applications (not scatter gun approach!)
Start with the obviousemployers who have approached Westminster
General CDC Opportunities - EngagePlacement groups e.g. WBS UG placement seekers
Look into a variety of other sites Placement specialists:Rate my placementGraduate sites:TargetjobsMilkroundProspectsStudent ladderCompany websitesSector prof bodies or jobs boards e.g. Marketing weekGeneral jobs boards e.g. Indeed Social media e.g. Linkedin Local press / job sites (smaller firms)
Consider non UK opportunities Going global (access via Engage resources to view UoW subscription content)
Prospects working abroad
Targetjobs working abroad
Summer camp, international internships etc. (watch out for high fees!)
Local jobsites and networks.
Small Companies,Big Jobs
Learning Platform, Marylebone Campus
Wed 2 Mar 2016, 12:00 PM to 3:30 PMDetails on Engage, alsoat Cavendish campusMon 29 Feb
Advertised placements are not the only way in..
The open job marketAdvertisedpostsThe hiddenJob marketDirect approaches,Networking
Larger companiesSmaller companies
Hidden opportunities can come from anywhere!Current / previous employers
Contacts from other networks
Firms looking for graduates / staff Speculative applications (written)
Cold calling - in person, by phone
Whos in your network? Take 5 minsOther students, alumni, lecturersCurrent and previouswork colleaguesMEFamily, friends and neighboursClubs, community
Leads for speculative approachesIdentify possible companies via:word of mouth / networking newspapers / online business newsonline communitiesprofessional bodiesyour local high streetIdentify relevant contact via:cold calling (phone or in person) linkedin
Preparation is key when networking or making speculative approachesKnow yourself and what you have to offer
Know the person / company
Consider what is appropriate to ask for initially (e.g. just advice, morning work shadowing etc.)
Prepare a targeted approach (pitch, CV etc.)
If unsuccessful, ask for further advice and another contact
Follow up courteously / keep communication open
Make yourself visible on social media Linkedin, twitter, facebook.....
Establish contact with your network and other professionals you have recently met
Research or follow specific companies / personnel
Identify industry trends
Join sector groups
But take care over your online profile.....
Having a plan helps you keep going!What applications do you have underway? ..Write down your next steps
Where else could you look for advertised roles? ..Write down your next steps
What are your leads for hidden jobs? ..Write down your next steps
What help would be useful? ..Write down your next steps
Job Search SummaryBe flexible and open to range of opportunities
Use a variety of search techniques, but focus on quality
Make the most of employer and CDC help
Develop a manageable plan, up to date records and keep going!
Our new online content management system to engage with you and your future career
Engage Our new online content management system so we can engage with you and your future career.19
What is it? An online secure hub where students can:
Access Career Development Centre services and resourcesbook appointmentsbook careers events view vacancies find work placements view employers view careers information download resources complete online formsask a question
Engage What is it?An online secure hub where students can: Access Career Development Centre services and resourcesbook appointmentsbook careers events view vacancies find work placements view employers view careers information download resources complete online formsask a question
Career Development Centre Services1-to-1GuidanceE-AdviceVacancies& EventsInformationResourcesVolunteeringTalent BankMentoring
CDC Services at a glanceThe Career Development Centre offers a range of services which includes:One to One guidance 20 minutes quick query & 45 minutes guidance appointmentsE-Advice now extended to all studentsEngage - Vacancies and Events Information Resources Online - Abintegro (Engage Plus) & an extensive range of resources - reference and take awayVolunteering A fantastic way to gain valuable work experience rolling programmeEmployer Events Annual careers fair, skills academy, employer drop-ins etcTalent Bank the Universitys very own talent pool. Gives students the opportunity to get part-time or temporary work within the university. Associates in Schools Voluntary placement scheme for students who are looking for a career in teaching. Approx 100 places and 3 intakes Jun-Aug, Sep-Nov, Dec-FebMentoring 2 programmes: CDC & National Mentoring Consortiums Undergraduate Ethnic Minority Scheme.
Contact us for more help.Career DevelopmentCentre
Cavendish House1st Floor101 New Cavendish StreetNearest tube: Warren St/Goodge St/Gt Portland St
T: 020 7911 5184E: email@example.com
Placement Teams(Marylebone registry)
Business Experience Team T: 0203 506 7025E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Architecture and the Built EnvironmentT: 0203 506 7179E: email@example.com
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