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How will my Masters help my career? Careers Adviser Abi Sharma. What are employers looking for Jobs directly related to the content of your masters Soft skills gained from your masters Other jobs you can do The current climate for job recruitment. The Employer wants…. Academic requirements

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how will my masters help my career careers adviser abi sharma
How will my Masters help my career?

Careers Adviser Abi Sharma

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What are employers looking for
  • Jobs directly related to the content of your masters
  • Soft skills gained from your masters
  • Other jobs you can do
  • The current climate for job recruitment
the employer wants
The Employer wants….

Academic requirements

Knowledge of the sector

Knowledge of the company

Knowledge of the job

Soft skills

over to you
Over to you
  • Look at a job description
  • Make a note of

1) The academic requirements

2) knowledge of the sector required

3) the soft skills required

4) the experience required

1 knowledge of the sector
1) Knowledge of the Sector

Masters

Sector Knowledge

Job directly related

to your Masters

jobs directly related to a business management masters
Jobs directly related to a business/management masters

Management in …retail / NHS / hospitality etc…

Human Resources

Management Consultant

Chartered Accountant

Management Accountant

Marketing roles: creative / account planning

Market Research

jobs directly related to an economics finance masters
Jobs directly related to an economics/finance masters

Actuary

Chartered accountant – audit / tax / consultancy

Management accountant

Retail banking roles

Investment banking – back / front office

Insurance – retail / wholesale

Tax adviser

Management consultant

Economics consultant

find out more at
Find out more at..
  • www.prospects.ac.uk
  • YOUR careers library: WG3, Queens
  • Target Take away guides
  • http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/events/
2 the soft skills you gain
2) The soft skills you gain

Analytical & logical problem solving skills Attention to detail

Ability to grasp concepts

Time Management skills

Presentation skills

Independent learning

Commercial awareness

Ability to communicate ideas

Research skills and theories

skills audit
Skills Audit…

Tick the relevant box:

1 – not developed the skill

2 – moderately good at this

3 - very strong and capable at this skill

which means you can do
Which means you can do….

almost ANYTHING!!!

40% in jobs unrelated to degree/masters

career options in the credit crunch
Career options in the credit crunch!

Headlines you’ve seen….

‘Panic on campus – worst year to graduate in 20 years’ BBC, December 2008

‘Downturn hits financial sector with 47% fewer graduate jobs’ Guardian, February 2009

‘Big companies target elite universities as they cut back on recruitment’ Telegraph, February 2009

‘Stack shelves and work behind a bar advises AGR’

Daily Mail, February 2009

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Headlines you haven’t seen

5.4% decrease of jobs over all sectors

‘only 15% of graduate vacancies are places on graduate trainee schemes’ Simon Dixon, Benedix

‘51% more graduate jobs in the public sector’

Sky adds 1000 jobs, 25K additional jobs in FMCG

BBC, Recession Tracker (online)

The 3 universities most often targeted by the larger

employers are Manchester, London and Warwick

Times, February 2009

so what can you do
So what can you do?
  • Improve & get evidence for your soft skills

- through your course

- through on campus activities

  • Get work experience
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Also….
  • Sign up for a careers events & use Careers
  • Who in your network can help?
  • Keep an eye on opportunities in your home country: www.careers.lon.ac.uk/ijo
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Queen Mary Careers Service

WG3 Queens Building – 020 7882 5065

Opening times:

Monday-Thursday 10.30am-5pm

Friday 10.30am-4pm

Drop-in sessions:

Monday-Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm

2.00pm-4.30pm

Part of

www.careers.qmul.ac.uk