How to find employment. Learning Objectives. Recognise how industry and opportunity awareness assists you in finding employment Be able to find and research different industry publications to use in the job search process
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Honesty and Integrity
Sense of humour
Balanced attitude to work and home life
Ability to deal with pressure
AdaptabilityWhat are employers looking for?
Key Selection Criteria
* Doing this allows you to:
Look at each area and consider what it involves
What skills did you develop from each?
“I have no direct marketing experience in marketing, but I’m sure if given the opportunity, I will be able to learn…”
Learn to identify related experiences or transferable skills:
“Sourcing speakers for a careers event on campus in 2006 was a valuable experience that added to my marketing skills.”
2) Unsubstantiated claims
“I have highly developed communication skills.”
Whenever possible add examples to support your claim:
“I have highly developed written and oral communication skills developed from editing club’s newsletter and public speaking during university Open Day and Orientation.”
3) Listing too many skills and attributes
” I’m hardworking, motivated, eager to learn, reliable, proactive, with a professional attitude and eye for detail, and with highly developed analytical and research skills.”
List only skills and attributes that are relevant to the job
4) Complaining and not acting:
“I have no work experience, all other candidates are better than me, I couldn’t work during Uni because I didn’t have time, I can’t do anything about it now. It’s not fair!
Think positively and develop an action plan:
“Ok, I lack work experience. What can I do over the next 6 months to help me leverage myself? Let’s start by making a list of possible organisations to contact for volunteer work.”
Where can I find these opportunities?
Get your foot in the door
Tapping into the HIDDEN JOB MARKET
Tips in writing speculative applications and cold calling
Who is in your Network?