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1 How to Get Experience Lucy Hawkins, Careers Adviser #careersbeyondprofit Download this PPT to open documents & read slide notes!

2 Learning Outcomes Understanding the value of goal-orientation Evaluation of different work experience types Knowledge of practical strategies to find opportunities Consideration of ways to share advice for getting experience

3 Two ideas Benefits of experience Forms of experience 1 idea = 1 post-it

4 Form of experience Benefit of experience Benefit of experience Benefit of experience Benefit of experience What is ‘experience’?

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7 Getting experience 1.We need to decide on our individual goals 2.We need to investigate different opportunities 3.We need to evaluate what might be useful 4.We need to be proactive!

8 Getting experience 1.We need to decide on our individual goals 2.We need to investigate different opportunities 3.We need to evaluate what might be useful 4.We need to be proactive!

9 Investigating different opportunities Network Self- initiate Use information hubs A strategy: Advertised Competitive Structured Unadvertised Bespoke Changeable

10 Internships Oxford organised programmes Career briefing tips Majority ‘informal’, on application CareerConnect Vacancy sites – Guardian Jobs – Idealist Use info hubs

11 CareerConnect Use info hubs Not used CareerConnect before? This 7 minute video ‘tour’ might be helpful!

12 In-term The Student Consultancy Insight into Teaching Access and Widening Participation work The Shed Use info hubs

13 Volunteer Centre Oxfordshire Floyds Row, St Aldates M-F, 9.30am pm , ethicalproperty.co.uk/oldmusichall tenants.php ethicalproperty.co.uk/oldmusichall tenants.php -> Community Centres Volunteering: Oxford Use info hubs

14 Voluntary roles on sector vacancy websites Volunteering: wider Use info hubs

15 Speculative Asking for: Recommended person to speak to Permission to seek advice Advice – with clear areas of discussion Suggestions of people to contact Shadowing? Wk exp? Talking to: Oxford Careers Network alumni mentors s on vacancy adverts Contact number on organisation website College alumnus Contacts through introductions Network

16 Outside the box Independently: What could you teach yourself? What knowledge could you acquire? How could you make this visible? With an organisation: What could you offer? What benefits could it bring to them? What do you need in return? Self- initiate

17 Getting experience 1.We need to decide on our individual goals 2.We need to investigate different opportunities 3.We need to evaluate what might be useful 4.We need to be proactive! Relevant Internship Shadowing Voluntary work Paid work in other sector = ?

18 Getting experience 1.We need to decide on our individual goals 2.We need to investigate different opportunities 3.We need to evaluate what might be useful 4.We need to be proactive!  Read Career Briefing for my preferred sector  Sign up for CareerConnect s  Sign up for alerts  Research organisation websites  Make list of target organisations  Make speculative contacts  Talk to alumni mentors  Read recommended wider reading  Set milestones to keep on track How could we share this?

19 Q&A #careersbeyondprofit


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