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Career Workshop for MPhil & PhD Students Using Your Research Degree to Enter Your Dream Career

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  1. Career Workshop forMPhil & PhD StudentsUsing Your Research Degree to Enter Your Dream Career Date : 14 June 2010 (Monday) Time : 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Venue : RM223, Knowles Building Speaker : Mr. Herman Chan, Director of Careers & Placement This PowerPoint will be put in our website : http://www.hku.hk/careers/crp/0910/material.html H:\0910\CE\WS\Others\CWFRPS\100614.ppt

  2. Outline • Economic environment, job market & career, 2010, 2011, 2012 • 2009 Graduates Employment : Right in the storm • Employment Situation • Employment Sector • Salary Level • Time taken to Secure Employment • Industries, Positions & Companies • ROAD MAP to your Dream Career 2 of 37

  3. Outline • Working tools & support from CEDARS • Job Search Process & Support • Placement Services to PGs • Different Approach for PGs • Workshops • Recruitment Talks • Partnership & Communication 3 of 37

  4. 2009 • By Sep - Dec : Hong Kong Economy gradually recovered from financial crisis • Job market recovered from Oct/Dec to early 2010 • 2009 graduates survived well : Full employment, PG & UG 4 of 37

  5. 2009 Graduate Employment SurveyEmployment Situation : so far, so good Note :1. TPG already employed/with work experience. Thus, higher employment rate2. On YOY basis, no obvious rise in further studies, both RPG & TPG 5 of 37

  6. 2009 RPG Graduate Employment SurveyEmployment Situation • NotePhD: Natural destination: Majority EmployedMPhil: 26.5% continued further studies, higher ratio than UGs (app. 18%-20%) 6 of 37

  7. 2009 Graduate Employment SurveyEmployment Sector 7 of 37

  8. 2009 Graduate Employment Survey Basic and Gross Monthly Income (General Decrease from 2.68%-13%) 8 of 37

  9. 2009 Graduate Employment Survey Basic and Gross Monthly Income … (Cont’d) 9 of 37

  10. 2009 Graduate Employment Survey Time Taken to Secure Employment (RPG) Note : *RPG May = 50 - 60% Sep = 80 - 90% Feb = 100% **TPG : got jobs earlier, some already worked while studying 10 of 37

  11. 2009 Graduate Employment Survey Time Taken to Secure Employment (RPG) … (Cont’d) 11 of 37

  12. Examples of Careers & Jobs Diversityamong 2009 RPGs 12 of 37

  13. Examples of Careers & Jobs Diversityamong 2009 RPGs 13 of 37

  14. Examples of Careers & Jobs Diversityamong 2009 RPGs 14 of 37

  15. Examples of Careers & Jobs Diversityamong 2009 RPGs 15 of 37

  16. 2010 - 2011 • 2010 Q1, job market recovered • Most active • Banking / Audit / Wealth Management • Engineering Construction • Government • Total full-time vacancies : YOY (Jul-May, 08/09 & 09/10) • JIJIS +16% (whole HK market) • NETjobs -7.2% (fluctuates +/- monthly) 16 of 37

  17. 2010 - 2011 • Early sign of recovery : Banking & Finance • Will come back in strength : Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure • Education & Teaching at university level will continue in expansion mode - China came to HK to recruit PhDs : Zhejiang Province (浙江省) Job Fair in HK (May 2010) • Scientific & Research related jobs will pick up alongside with economic recovery 17 of 37

  18. 2011 Preparation • Plan & explore 6-10 months before your thesis completion • It takes several trials & error to polish your job search tactics & skills • Reach out to explore relevant fields outside academic track by talking to experienced HR people • Talk to company representatives when they are in campus from September. 18 of 37

  19. Job Market Competition - Next 2 Years Scenario : Tough … (Cont’d) • Act fast • 2010 graduates commence your job search ASAP, if not from Oct 2009 (should have started last year) • 2011 graduates commence from 2010 summer or Sept/Oct 2010 • Be pro-active • Attend recruitment and networking events • Direct dialogue with recruitment team, CV, letter, name card ready on site • Get hold of any slight positive chance. Have perseverance • Look outside your areas into generic jobs (MT business associates etc.) 19 of 37

  20. Road Map to Dream JobHow to plan your career migration into Non Academic Careers Road Map Institutions • Companies • NGO’s Self Evaluation • SWOT (MBTI, other tools) Non Academic • Commerce • Industry • Non Profit • Gov’t • Teaching Actions • Time • Knowledge • Skill • Contingencies Fit Target 20 of 37

  21. Road Map to Dream JobHow to plan your career migration into Non Academic Careers (Cont’d) • Leverage on your field of major • Take career / personality / job test MBTI (Career Centre Staff can administer) • Cross field opportunities : many successful examples from past record • Job search skill ready 21 of 37

  22. Understand Yourself • What field will suit you or you would be suitable • Self Evaluation • MBTI : Myers-Briggs Type Indicator • It will help you : • Know your personality type • Understand your personality inclination • Learn more about your career inclination • Find the best fit between your personality inclination and the possible job choices • Cost app. $100 to administer & interpret individually • Contact us if you want to conduct one 22 of 37

  23. Plan & Set Goals • Your own SWOT • Strength : maturity/academic/research skill/other generic skill • Weakness : too senior for MT job/junior job? Too specialised • Opportunities : what/where/you create? • Threat : competition (from post PhD candidates?) • Consult experienced CEDARS professionals (HR Directors, head hunters) • Get advice on what are your transferable skills to particular trade or position (see p31) 23 of 37

  24. Research • Industry - up/down/sunrise/sunset • Company - business/strength, management/value/mission • Position - duties/requirement/career advancement 24 of 37

  25. Research … (Cont’d) • Consult experienced people : what information 25 of 37

  26. PG Job Market • What’s unique • Campus recruitment & job posted may provide half of market • Your research & network, the other half • Support from Careers & Placement 26 of 37

  27. PG Job Market … (Cont’d) • Experienced advice from Careers & Placement • Director (EMBA + 28 years exp.) • Senior Staff (MBA + 5 - 12 years exp.) • Hon. Career Advisor (Retired HR Directors, Head Hunters, Professors, Businessmen, Civil Servants) • All have substantial Commercial, Government, NGO, Academic work experiences • Reduce your uncertainly : “Not knowing the unknown” 27 of 37

  28. CEDARS Job Search Process & Support • Placement Services available to PG students : • Careers Related Personality Tests • MBTI : Licensed test administrator and interpreter • Ms. Josephine Chan, Ms Irene Szeto, 3/F, Meng Wah Complex • Prospects Planner (http://www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Pplanner) • Self administer on line test on careers and placement centre website. • Targeted mailing • NETmatch (http://www.hku.hk/careers/netmatch) • Job sites • NETjobs (http://www.hku.hk/careers/netjobs) • JIJIS (http://www.jijis.org.hk) • Useful links for postgraduates • Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) (http://www.astri.org) • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP) (http://www.hkstp.org) • The Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology Limited (http://www.hkib.org.hk) 28 of 37

  29. CEDARS Job Search Process & Support …(Cont’d) • Placement Services available to PG students … (Cont’d) : • Circulars • Weekly Bulletin (http://www.hku.hk/careers/bulletin) • Daily Job Notices (http://www.hku.hk/careers/NEW/news.html) • Career Centre nominations and shortlisting for various companies on request. Look out for daily notice & deadlines (usually 1 week only). 29 of 37

  30. CEDARS Job Search Process & Support …(Cont’d) • Placement Services available to PG students … (Cont’d) : • Industry Talks • Mix-n-Mingle Sessions, Alumni Experience Sharing Sessions • Recruitment Talks (http://www.hku.hk/careers/events/regist.html) • Special Talks arranged for PGs • Science & Technology Park Visit & Career Fair • Research & scientific companies 30 of 37

  31. CEDARS Job Search Process & Support …(Cont’d) • Placement Services available to PG students … (Cont’d) : • One-to-one Consultation: Booking 3/F, Meng Wah Complex • Director of Careers and Placement • Hon. Career Advisors (14 from different tracks & industries including retired professor) 31 of 37

  32. CEDARS Job Search Process & Support …(Cont’d) • Placement Services available to PG students … (Cont’d) : • Different approach for postgraduates individual coaching : • Non business background adjustment to business / banking • Intensive multiple sessions coachingby Director of Careers and Placement and other experienced Hon. Career Advisors, many successful examples. • Coaching Focus • Transform R&D, academic, strength and project management experience into job competencies 32 of 37

  33. CEDARS Auto Job Search & Matching : NETmatch, NETjobs • NETmatch • This is a database of résumés. Put up for full time & part time jobs. Accessible by Employers. • Take particular care to fill in the ‘Supplementary Information’ section of NETmatch and provide adequate details about your career objective and relevant achievements. • NETjobs : Employers post job notice. Accessible by students. • To register on NETmatch, please follow the instructions at (http://www.hku.hk/careers/netmatch). 33 of 37

  34. CEDARS Auto Job Search & Matching : NETmatch, NETjobs … (Cont’d) • Application, interview and assessment centre procedure workshops • Altogether 10 topics will be covered within this series of workshops. They are: • Application writing - application form, cover letter, résumé and supplementary sheet; • Interview technique - one-on-one interview and group interview; • Essay writing - English and Chinese; • Reasoning tests; • In-tray exercises; • Group discussions; • Presentation and impromptu talk; • Occupational Interest Questionnaire; • Business Cases Simulation; and • Group exercise. • Details regarding these workshops are posted on (http://www.hku.hk/careers/events/regist.html) . 34 of 37

  35. CEDARS Auto Job Search & Matching : NETmatch, NETjobs … (Cont’d) • Recruitment talks • Every year around 160 employers visit the campus to present their organisations to students. These are announced through the Weekly Bulletin. • Internship, graduate trainee and postgraduate employment opportunities • Employment vacancies are posted on either the Joint Institution Job Information System (JIJIS) or NETjobs. • Check the job boards at least once a week. JIJIS is located at (http://www.jijis.org.hk), while NETjobs is at (http://www.hku.hk/careers/netjobs). • Part-time jobs, private tuition positions, and summer or temporary jobs for students are also posted on NETjobs at (http://www.hku.hk/careers/netjobs). 35 of 37

  36. CEDARS Auto Job Search & Matching : NETmatch, NETjobs … (Cont’d) • Partnership & Communication • Some job notices also released via PGSA • Targeted email to specific student societies on specific job opportunities and recruitment events • Other communication channel • Let us know: Too many emails, how to make more effective communication 36 of 37

  37. Contact Us • For further information, please contact : • 2859 2314 • Individual & Group Training Support : • 1 to 1 : Careers Advisors • Group : Organise according to size and need • Appointment Booking : • 3/F, Meng Wah Complex, Help Desk • Direct approach to our staff 37 of 37