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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

Simple Strategies for your UK Job Search

Sarah Bowes

Assistant Manager

HR Career Employment

agenda
Agenda
  • Reality Check: UK’s Hiring Statistics
  • Quality vs. Quantity
  • Your Online Application
uk s hiring statistics
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
quality vs quantity
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.
your online application
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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