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1 The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug

2 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: © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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 YOUR OWN PERSONALISED CAREER ACTION PLAN!

13 The Careers Service. CAREERS SERVICE 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 © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug 2013

14 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

15 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 sociologists.aspx sociologists.aspx  Options with Sociology / Public Administration & Social Policy – includes case studies  Careers with my degree  Case Studies and Podcasts of Sociology / Social Policy Graduates  Careers Ideas for Sociology Graduates  Students Employability Profile for Sociology  Target Jobs – What can I do with a Sociology Degree? what-can-i-do-with-a-sociology-degree what-can-i-do-with-a-sociology-degree 15

16 The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug

17 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: Student Jobshop, Level 3 Students’ Union 17

18 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


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