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The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 1
The Careers Service. THINKING AHEAD Career Planning for Level 2 Sociology / Social Policy Students Hilary Whorrall University of Sheffield Careers Service 388 Glossop Rd Tel: 0114 222 0910 firstname.lastname@example.org 2 © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013
The Careers Service. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING? I have definite career plans and know how to achieve them I have some ideas but am not sure what to do next I have a few vague ideas I haven’t got a clue © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 3
The Careers Service. DON’T PANIC! We’re here to help you whatever stage you’re at! Whether you have clear plans or haven’t got a clue, we’re happy to talk We have loads of useful resources We’ll try answer any queries you’ve got You can use the service as often as you’d like © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 4
The Careers Service. CAREER TASKS FOR LEVEL 2 STUDENTS Begin researching your career options Gain relevant work experience Build your network of contacts Seek advice Update your CV Broaden your extracurricular activities Attend careers events © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 5
The Careers Service. TYPICAL EMLOYERS OF SOCIOLOGY GRADUATES Civil Service Local Government NGOs Charitable and Voluntary Sector organisations The NHS Probation Service Social Services Housing Associations Campaigning and lobbying organisations Social research organisation The education sector The legal system. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 6
The Careers Service. DESTINATIONS OF UOS SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL POLICY GRADUATES IN 2012 Social Research & Evaluation Intern – Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs Business Support – Credit Resource Solutions HR & Sales Intern – Limelight Design Pupil Development Assistant – Childrens Trust Mental Health Support Assistant - CLASP Tenancy Support Worker – Reed Social Care Trainee Buyer – Tesco Teaching Assistant – Oakwood High School Promotion Management – Sheffield Parties Youth Worker – Sheffield City Council Graduate Intern – University of Sheffield © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 7
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 UOS SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL POLICY GRADUATES – POSTGRADUATE STUDY 2012 MA Social Research – University of Sheffield MA International & Global Social Policy - University of Sheffield MSc Global Governance & Ethics – University College, London LLM Environmental Law & Sustainable Development – Queens Belfast Human Resources Management – Sheffield Hallam University MA Disasters, Adaptations & Development – Kings College, London MA Social Work - University of Sheffield PGCE Primary – Birmingham City University 8
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 FACTORS AFFECTING CAREER CHOICE Friends & family Transferable skills Responsibilities Salary / debt Geographical mobility Personality Values & beliefs Work experience Interests Abilities / degree result Self image / self confidence Networks / contacts Occupational knowledge 9
The Careers Service. CAREER DIAGNOSTICS TOOL Make time to work through this questionnaire It will help you to access what you need to do next The Careers Service can offer help and advice with all of these issues © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 10
The Careers Service. CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS MODULE (CAS 201) Level 2 Free Elective Module 2012/13 Available in semester 1 or semester 2 100% coursework assessed Delivered through 11 x 2 hour interactive sessions Demystifies the career decision making process Enhances your ‘employability’ Not just 20 credits, but a pathway for the future! © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 11 www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/students/cms
The Careers Service. WHAT WILL YOU GET FROM THIS? An overview of the graduate employment market An understanding of the options with your degree Greater awareness of your skills & experience & how to enhance these An insight into how people make career decisions Advice on developing your CV & making applications An awareness of your personality type & it’s impact on career decisions Strategies for creative jobsearch e.g. finding work experience Guidance on interview preparation and techniques © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 12 YOUR OWN PERSONALISED CAREER ACTION PLAN!
The Careers Service. CAREERS SERVICE EVENTS www.shef.ac.uk/careers/students/events www.shef.ac.uk/careers/students/events Engineering & Technology Fair - Tuesday 5th November 2013 Business, Finance & Languages Fair - Wednesday 6th November 2013 Law Fair - Wednesday 20th November 2013 Science Fair - Thursday 21st November Careers in the Third Sector - Wednesday 19th February 2014 Careers in Heritage - Wednesday 5th March 2014 Working in the Creative Media Industries - Wednesday 19th March 2014 Spring into Jobs - Thursday 27th March 2014 13 © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013
The Careers Service. Careers Service Guide 2014 Jobs and careers advice for Sheffield students Pick up a free copy or download via shef.ac.uk/careers 14 © UOS Careers Service - Music Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 RESOURCES FOR SOCIOLOGY / SOCIAL POLICY STUDENTS British Sociological Society – Opportunities for Sociologists http://www.britsoc.co.uk/what-is-sociology/opportunities-for- sociologists.aspx http://www.britsoc.co.uk/what-is-sociology/opportunities-for- sociologists.aspx Options with Sociology / Public Administration & Social Policy – includes case studies www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htmwww.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm Careers with my degree http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/students/degree/scs http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/students/degree/scs Case Studies and Podcasts of Sociology / Social Policy Graduates http://careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/casestudies/index.php http://careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/casestudies/index.php Careers Ideas for Sociology Graduates www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/careersdegree/sociology_careers.pdf www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/careersdegree/sociology_careers.pdf Students Employability Profile for Sociology Target Jobs – What can I do with a Sociology Degree? http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/degree-subjects-your-options/301062- what-can-i-do-with-a-sociology-degree http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/degree-subjects-your-options/301062- what-can-i-do-with-a-sociology-degree 15
The Careers Service. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfCjzuVCYAY © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 16
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Sociology Level 2 Thinking Ahead Sept 2012 WHERE IS THE CAREERS SERVICE BASED Careers Service 388 Glossop Rd Sheffield S10 2JA Tel: 0114 222 0900 www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers Student Jobshop, Level 3 Students’ Union 17
The Careers Service. ANY QUESTIONS If you’ve got any questions come and have a quick chat with me now. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013 18
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