Ready to compete...where are the jobs, is my CV and interview technique OK?. Pauline Glasgow, Careers adviser firstname.lastname@example.org. Aims. Raise awareness of the job market and opportunities available to you when you graduate Encourage you to make successful applications. Objectives.
Ready to compete...where are the jobs, is my CV and interview technique OK?
Pauline Glasgow, Careers adviser
Apprx 18,000 students, including 599 from QUB
25% of students planning to do postgraduate study
13% planning taking time out to travel (down on last year)
40% expecting to join labour market – this is an increase
The media is still the most popular career area
Accountancy is the 8th most popular choice
More students are making earlier applications – ‘huge shift’
Queens students make, on average, 5 applications. UK average, is 6.8
Salary expectations - £22,600
Gti Target Careers
Private sector (own websites or directories)
ROI Graduate Careers Service www.gradireland.com
QUB Careers Service
Your Careers Service!
UK Graduate Careers Service www.prospects.ac.uk
Public sector (own websites or directories)
Voluntary Sector (own websites or directories)
-Career Planning guides
-Extra-curricular activities at University
-Other skills eg IT, languages
-Achievements outside degree/work experience
Means: Can you present yourself as the best
candidate for the job?
Means: Can you add value to the company?
Means: How motivated are you?
Can you give me an example of
When you’ve worked as part
of a team?
Means: Can you work effectively with other
Can you give an example of
when you’ve had to work
Means: Can you prioritise your work and
do you have a work ethic?
Means: Are you a well-rounded person and do your interests demonstrate other abilities?
Means: Are you self-aware and do you have a plan for your own development?
Means: Can you think on your feet and see the implications of your decisions?
Means: Have you a career objective that is achievable with this company?
Means: They are providing you with an opportunity to clarify any issues that are important to you.
A first impression is often based on the first 30-90
Research has shown that: