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Exams over … What next?. Tim Reed [email protected] Careers Advisory Service www.kent.ac.uk/careers/. Introduction. What stage are you at? What is a career? What are the options? How can the CAS help? Where to look for jobs. What is a career?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Exams over What next? Tim Reed [email protected] Advisory Servicewww.kent.ac.uk/careers/

  • IntroductionWhat stage are you at?What is a career?What are the options?How can the CAS help?Where to look for jobs

  • What is a career?It is not necessarily a linear or planned sequence of eventsCareer choice is not an event or occasionCareer choice is a processIt is a combination of stages in your lifeIt could contain great variety

  • Why is choosing a career so difficult? ALL JOBSwhich match your goals, needs & values

    & require your skills, qualities & qualificationsin the desired locationwhere there are prospects for the future

  • What is the ideal job?

  • Options availableAdvertisingArmed ForcesArts adminBroadcastingCentral & Local GovtComputing/ITFinanceFire ServiceGuidance/CounsellingInfo Management/MuseumsJournalismLawMarketing/SalesManagement ConsultancyNHS ManagementPersonnelPoliceProduction ManagementPublic RelationsPublishingPurchasingRetailSelf-employmentSocial WorkTEFLTeachingTourismTransport

  • Jobs directly related to degreeTeacher/Lecturer in Further and/or Higher Education in the UK

  • What subject did they study at university?

  • Jobs where degree usefulwww.prospects.ac.uk/links/PhilosophyDegChartered AccountantCivil Service AdministratorAdvertising Account PlannerSystems Analyst/Systems DeveloperIT ConsultantMarketing Executive, consumer productsSolicitorPersonnel OfficerPublishing copy/sub-editor

  • Many basic factors affect choiceHoursPerksLocationImagePay

  • Graduate Salaries 2006/07AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) from 20,000+Police (HPD) 20,000Clarks (branded footwear) 20,000BUPA 21,000 - 23,000 + extrasAsda 21,500 minimum + 10% discount cardAlliance & Leicester 23,000 + 1,500 joining bonusMarks & Spencer 21,000 - 22,000 + 3,500 London weightingMI5 22,000 (pay review pending)Sainsburys 22,000 (+10% staff discount)Civil Service 23,700+ (London median)Audit Commission up to 24,200Lloyds TSB 25,000 - 28,450 (+ 5,000 sign-on bonus)Procter & Gamble 27,000 + benefitsExxonMobil 28,000 minimum + acceptance bursary + extrasBNP Paribas up to 35,000 + 2,000 sign on bonusAldi 38,000 - 54,500 (after 3yrs) + Audi A4

  • 2 alternative starting pointsstart from yourself and work out

    start from your opportunities and work back

    Or, combine the two!

  • What are the options?Employment/trainingEmployment & studyAcademic studyVocational studyTime outTravel

  • How can the CAS help? Options LeafletsAGCAS BookletsReference files & booksJob vacanciesComputer facilitiesTalks & presentationsQuick QueryCareers Guidance Interview

  • Where to lookVacancy publications www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm Directories www.prospects.ac.uk Employer brochures eg. Ad Agency Leo Burnett @ www.farmersutra.com/ Specialist publications www.psychapp.co.uk/ Careers Fairs

  • CAREERS FAIRS SUMMER 2008www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Careers_fairs/p!epkgf;jsessionid=a63072e474b08$2E$7B$

    The Summer Graduate Fair in Scotland Glasgow28/5/2008Nottingham Graduate Recruitment Fair Nottingham2/6/2008Teaching Fair Grimsby2/6/2008Graduate Recruitment Fair Hatfield4/6/2008Summer Recruitment Fair Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus, Reading5/6/2008Graduate Recruitment Fair Bath5/6/2008Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair Leeds5/6/2008National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition in Birmingham NEC, Birmingham6/6/2008Newcastle Graduate Recruitment Fair Newcastle upon Tyne9/6/2008gradireland summer recruitment fair 2008 Dublin10/6/2008Opportunities Fair 2008 Durham10/6/2008Graduate Recruitment Fair 2008 Cardiff11/6/2008The Graduate Recruitment Fair @ Manchester Manchester11/6/2008The Northern Ireland Graduate Job Fair University Of Ulster, Jordanstown12/6/2008University of Birmingham Summer Fair Birmingham12/6/2008The Guardian London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group - Summer 2008 London17/6/2008Graduate Recruitment Fair University of Southampton19/6/2008Jobs fair LSE, London19/6/200819/6/2008

  • Where to lookVacancy publications www.kent.ac.uk/careers/vaclist.htm Directories www.prospects.ac.uk Employer brochures www.mi5careers.co.uk Specialist publications www.bps.org.uk/publications/appmemo/appmemo_home.cfm Careers FairsJob Centres & LSCsInternet sources

  • Internet sourcesInstitute of Practitioners in Advertising www.ipa.co.uk/Chartered Institute of Marketing www.cim.co.ukChartered Institute of Personnel & Developmentwww.cipd.co.uk/Guardian vacancies www.jobs.guardian.co.uk/

  • Excellent Websiteswww.prospects.ac.ukwww.hobsons.comwww.kent.ac.uk/careers/www.kentgrads.org.uk/

  • Where to look for jobsVacancy publicationsDirectoriesEmployer brochuresSpecialist publicationsCareers FairsJob Centres & LSCsInternetNewspapers

  • Job ads in the pressActuaries - Money Management, Observer, TimesAcupuncture - Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (m)Arts Administration - The Stage, Arts Management Weekly, Guardian (Mon & Sat)

  • Where to look for jobsVacancy publicationsDirectoriesEmployer brochuresSpecialist publicationsCareers FairsJob Centres & LSCsInternetNewspapersRecruitment Agencies

  • Recruitment Agencieswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/recruit.htm FASHION - George Ellis RecruitmentMUSIC - Handle RecruitmentACCOUNTANCY - Hays Accountancy PersonnelSECRETARIAL - Nice People Employment BureauSTOCKBROKING - Citifocus LtdSPYING Bartlett Scott Edgar

  • Some tips on choosing a career take time over your choicebe realisticdo the researchmake your own decisionuse the Careers Advisory Servicestart NOW!

  • Once career choice madeResearch employers/coursesApplyDiscuss your ideas if you are uncertainChange your job-hunting/application methods if they are not working

  • Exams over What next? Tim Reed [email protected] Advisory Servicewww.kent.ac.uk/careers/

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