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CHOOSING A CAREER. Tim Reed [email protected] Careers Advisory Service www.kent.ac.uk/careers/. Introduction. What is a career? What are the options? How can the CAS help? Where to look for jobs. What is a career?. not necessarily a linear, planned sequence of events

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choosing a career

CHOOSING A CAREER

Tim Reed [email protected]

Careers Advisory Servicewww.kent.ac.uk/careers/

introduction
Introduction
  • What is a career?
  • What are the options?
  • How can the CAS help?
  • Where to look for jobs
what is a career
What is a career?
  • not necessarily a linear, planned sequence of events
  • Career choice is not an event or occasion
  • Career choice is a process
  • It is a combination of stages in your life
  • It could contain great variety
why is choosing a career so difficult
Why is choosing a career so difficult?

ALL JOBS

which match your goals, needs & values

& require your skills, qualities & qualifications

in the desired location

where there are prospects for the future

what are the options
What are the options?
  • Employment/training
  • Employment & study
  • Academic study
  • Vocational study
  • Time out/Travel
employment option examples
Employment option examples

Management Consultancy

NHS Management

Personnel

Police

Production Management

Public Relations

Publishing

Purchasing

Retail

Self-employment

Social Work

TEFL

Teaching

Tourism

Transport

Advertising

Armed Forces

Arts admin

Broadcasting

Central & Local Gov’t

Computing/IT

Finance

Fire Service

Guidance/Counselling

Info Management/Museums

Journalism

Law

Marketing/Sales

jobs directly related to degree www kent ac uk careers degreein htm
Jobs directly related to degreewww.kent.ac.uk/careers/degreein.htm
  • Teacher/Lecturer in Further and/or Higher Education in the UK
jobs where degree useful www prospects ac uk links philosophydeg
Jobs where degree usefulwww.prospects.ac.uk/links/PhilosophyDeg
  • Advertising Account Planner
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Civil Service Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Marketing Executive, consumer products
  • Personnel Officer
  • Publishing copy/sub-editor
  • Solicitor
  • Systems Analyst/Systems Developer
skills from film studies
Skills - from Film Studies
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Analytical & Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Visual & Critical Awareness
  • Literacy
  • Research
  • Technical Skills (?)
many basic factors affect choice
Many basic factors affect choice
  • Hours
  • Perks
  • Location
  • Image
  • Pay
graduate salaries 2008 09
Graduate Salaries 2008/09
  • Arcadia £17,500 - £23,000 + 25% store discount
  • AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment) from £21,000 + final salary pension
  • Police (HPD) £21,500 rising to £24,000 after initial training
  • EDF Energy £22,500 - £32,000 dependant on discipline
  • Asda £23,000 minimum
  • Sainsbury’s £23,000 - £25,000
  • MI5 £23,500 + benefits - varies by function!
  • Marks & Spencer £24,000 - £25,500
  • Unilever £26,000
  • Fujitsu £26,000 + £2,000 joining bonus
  • Lloyd’s £26,000 - £30,000
  • Civil Service up to £27,000
  • Royal Navy £28,216 + £12,000 joining bonus
  • Mars £29,000 +
  • ExxonMobil £31,500 minimum + acceptance bursary + extras
  • Aldi £40,000 - £57,750 (after 3yrs) + Audi A4
2 alternative starting points
2 alternative starting points
  • start from yourself and work out
  • start from your opportunities and work back
  • Or, combine the two!
how can the cas help
How can the CAS help?
  • Options Series Leaflets
  • Free careers literature
  • Reference files & books
  • IT facilities
  • Talks & presentations
  • Quick Query
  • Careers Guidance Interview
where to look
Where to look
  • Vacancy publications www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htm
  • Directories www.prospects.ac.uk
  • Employer brochures/sites www.mi5careers.gov.uk/
  • Specialist publications www.psychapp.co.uk/
  • Careers Fairs
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CAREERS FAIRS - 2009

www.prospects.ac.uk/links/careerfairs

Management Finance & Business Fair Leicester 25/2/2009

Careers for Causes Leeds 26/2/2009

Careers.....Making a Difference University of Leeds 3/3/2009

Spring Fair Loughborough 4/3/2009

Graduate Fair Abbey Conference Centre 10/3/2009

Jobs Fair Falkirk 17/3/2009

Jobs Fair Clackmannan 24/3/2009

20 Mile Fair Bradford 25/3/2009

Jobs Fair Stirling 31/3/2009

Careers Fair Hatfield 1/4/2009

Spring into Jobs Fair Sheffield 29/4/2009

Law Alternative Careers 2009 Main Building, Cardiff University 29/4/2009

The Summer Graduate Fair in Scotland Glasgow 27/5/2009

Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair 2009 Edinburgh 29/5/2009

PEOPLESKILLS Virtual Careers Fair Cyberspace 1/6/2009

Liverpool Fairs: Graduate Recruitment Festival 2009 St George\'s Hall, Liverpool 2/6/2009

Summer Recruitment Fair 3Sixty RUSU, Whiteknights Campus, Reading 2/6/2009

Graduate Recruitment Fair Bath 2/6/2009

gradFairZ.com National Graduate Recruitment Fair 2009 - no physical location 8/6/2009

Newcastle Graduate Recruitment Fair Newcastle upon Tyne 8/6/2009

Yorkshire Graduate Recruitment Fair Leeds 10/6/2009

where to look for jobs
Where to look for jobs
  • Vacancy publications
  • Directories
  • Employer brochures/sites
  • Specialist publications
  • Careers Fairs
  • Job Centres & LSCs
  • Online sources
online sources
Online sources
  • Institute of Practitioners in Advertising www.ipa.co.uk/
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing www.cim.co.uk
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

www.cipd.co.uk/

  • Guardian vacancies www.jobs.guardian.co.uk/
excellent websites www kent ac uk careers sitesmen htm
Excellent Websiteswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitesmen.htm
  • www.prospects.ac.uk
  • www.get.hobsons.co.uk/
  • www.kent.ac.uk/careers/
  • www.kentgrads.org.uk/
where to look for jobs1
Where to look for jobs
  • Vacancy publications
  • Directories
  • Employer brochures/sites
  • Specialist publications
  • Careers Fairs
  • Job Centres & LSCs
  • Online
  • Newspapers
job ads in the press
Job ads in the press
  • Actuaries - Money Management, Observer, Times
  • Acupuncture - Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (m)
  • Arts Administration - The Stage, Arts Management Weekly, Guardian (Mon & Sat)
where to look for jobs2
Where to look for jobs
  • Vacancy publications
  • Directories
  • Employer brochures/sites
  • Specialist publications
  • Careers Fairs
  • Job Centres & LSCs
  • Online
  • Newspapers
  • Recruitment Agencies
recruitment agencies www kent ac uk careers recruit htm
Recruitment Agencieswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/recruit.htm
  • FASHION - George Ellis Recruitment
  • MUSIC - Handle Recruitment
  • ACCOUNTANCY - Hays Accountancy Personnel
  • SECRETARIAL - Nice People Employment Bureau
  • STOCKBROKING - Citifocus Ltd
  • SPYING – Bartlett Scott Edgar
some tips on choosing a career
Some tips on choosing a career
  • take time over your choice
  • be realistic
  • do the research
  • make your own decision
  • use the Careers Advisory Service
  • start NOW!
once career choice made
Once career choice made
  • Research employers/courses
  • Apply
  • Discuss your ideas if you are uncertain
  • Change your job-hunting/application methods if they are not working
careers presentations www kent ac uk careers casevents htm
Careers Presentationswww.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
  • Postgraduate study in Australia – 24 Feb 1-2 KLT5
  • Army visit campus – 25 Feb @CAS
  • Careers in Politics – 25 Feb 2pm GLT2
  • Interview Skills – 26 Feb 1-2pm KLT5
  • Using Languages & Working in Europe – 3 March 1-2pm KLT5
  • Presentation by INTERAC (Japan TEFL) – 4 March 1-2pm KLT5
  • CV Workshop – 4 March 2-4pm KSR16
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CHOOSING A CAREER

Tim Reed [email protected]

Careers Advisory Servicewww.kent.ac.uk/careers/

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