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Simple Strategies for your UK Job Search. Sarah Bowes Assistant Manager HR Career Employment. Agenda. Reality Check: UK’s Hiring Statistics Quality vs. Quantity Your Online Application . UK’s Hiring Statistics. How many jobs were posted in 2009?

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Simple Strategies for your UK Job Search

Sarah Bowes

Assistant Manager

HR Career Employment


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Agenda

  • Reality Check: UK’s Hiring Statistics

  • Quality vs. Quantity

  • Your Online Application


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UK’s Hiring Statistics

  • How many jobs were posted in 2009?

  • How many applications (self-nominations) were received in 2009?

  • How many applicants (self-nominations) were hired in 2009?

  • 1,901

  • 77,855

  • 1,692

    (Only 2.17% of all self-nominations result in a hire)


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UK’s Hiring Statistics

  • How many hires in 2009 were internal applicants?

  • In 2009 what was the average number of days it took from when the job was posted to when an offer was made?

  • 653

    (38% of all hires are already UK employees)

  • 59 days


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Quality vs. Quantity

  • It is not a numbers game, however it is a timing game!

    • All job postings are posted for a minimum of 7 calendar days.

    • Tips for success:

      • Schedule at least one day per week to search & apply for positions.

      • Use “Quick Search” functions

      • Be open minded, but realistic


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Quality vs. Quantity

  • Seek positions that best fit your skills set, experience, and motivation.

  • Tips for success:

    • Research the department prior to applying for the position.

    • Understand minimum requirements/equivalencies.

    • Always have your application materials ready and updated.


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    Your Online Application

    • Clearly communicate your skills, knowledge and abilities that make you the best candidate for the position.

      • Tips for success:

        • Customize your application – use the job posting to understand what the hiring official is seeking.

        • Take your time. Don’t rush, make sure you are answering the question appropriately.

        • Attach a resume and cover letter in appropriate.

        • Proofread all materials.

        • Be honest!


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    Your Online Application

    • Complete and update all application sections.

  • Common pitfalls with UK’s application:

    • Not including current position.

    • Not including job duty details.

    • Not updating current supervisor information.

    • Not spending time on the supplemental questions.

    • Not including a resume and/or cover letter.

    • Having out-dated reference information.


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    Your Online Application

    • Make the most of your references.

      • Tips for success:

        • Include name, title, organization, address, phone, and email for each contact on the application.

        • Include individuals who can attest to your work habits and qualifications for a particular position (not friends or relatives).

        • Ask before you use anyone as a reference.

          • Send them a resume and information regarding the position (job summary).

          • Let them know where you are in the application/interview process.



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