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1 The Careers Service. How the Careers Service can help you Industrial Career Expo– 10 October 2012 Kevin Mahoney Careers Service 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

2 The Careers Service. Careers Service : one-to-one support 15 minute advice sessions at the Careers Service (pre-booked or drop-in) 30 minute pre-booked sessions offered at the Graduate Research Centre once a fortnight 60 minute in-depth guidance interviews offered by appointment Monthly faculty-based interview sessions for research staff 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

3 The Careers Service. Workshops and talks Careers and employability skills sessions covering (e.g.) : careers inside/outside academia; developing skills; applications, CVs and interviews, networking and commercial awareness. For further information and to book go to: 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

4 The Careers Service. Skills training sessions – Autumn 2012 Thursday 18 October – 10.00am to 1.00pm –Marketing Yourself Effectively: Application Forms and CVs Friday 19 October – 10.00am to 1.00pm –Marketing Yourself Effectively: Interviews and Assessment Centres Monday 22 October – 1.00 to 2.00pm – Researchers – Making the Most of the University of Sheffield Recruitment Fairs (SURF) Thursday 1 November – 1.00 to 5.00pm –Careers in Academia Wednesday 14 October am to 1.00pm –Careers beyond Academia Tuesday 27 November – 1.00 to 5.00pm Employability Skills Workshop (Networking and Commercial Awareness) For further details and to book, go to: 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield / Department of Marketing and Communications 4

5 The Careers Service. Careers Service – publications for researchers Series of information-sheets: Support for Contract Research Staff/Postgraduate Researchers Your PhD......What Next? Skills of Researchers CVs and Covering Letters for Researchers Interview Tips for Researchers 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

6 The Careers Service. Careers Service – dedicated web pages for researchers Summary of support available Links to national information sources (e.g. ‘University Researchers and the Job market’ [AgCAS]) 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

7 The Careers Service. Information about vacancies Some information is circulated directly to relevant groups of researchers Details of other vacancies about which we have been notifies can be accessed via: Information about other sources is available on the same web page 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

8 The Careers Service. Other Careers Service Provision Events Programme  Career planning and job-seeking - talks and workshops  Meeting employers Recruitment fairs Informal interviews ‘Skills for Success’ programme 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

9 The Careers Service. WIN YOUR INTERVIEW SUIT Engineerin g, Science & IT Fair Tuesday 30 th October 10.30am – 4.00pm The Octagon Centre Business & Finance Fair Wednesday 31 st October 10.30am – 4.00pm The Octagon Centre Legal Fair Wednesday 21 st November 1.00pm – 4.00pm The Octagon Centre

10 The Careers Service. Other Careers Service Provision  Printed materials covering: employability and skills development choice of occupation further study study and employment abroad applications and interviews equality and diversity  Database: Going Global  Enquiry Services 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

11 The Careers Service. How Are Services Publicised? Direct s for some events Podcast /on-line talk Links with post-doc societies Open Evenings at the Careers Service WOW 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield Careers Service

12 The Careers Service. Specialist careers advisers for PGRs Kevin Mahoney (Engineering: Medicine, Dentistry and Health: Social Sciences) Jane Simm (Arts and Humanities: Science) 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield / Department of Marketing and Communications 12

13 The Careers Service. 30/04/2015© The University of Sheffield / Department of Marketing and Communications 13 General contact information for the Careers Service For general advice and information: Careers Service office – 388 Glossop Road, on the corner of Glossop Road and Durham Road, next to the Students’ Union (tel ) Note: we will be relocating temporarily in the Autumn of 2013 – details will be sent out nearer the time Website –


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