Quan Le – Managing Director – GMX Consulting Thao Nguyen – VP –CommerzBank Mai Doan – VP – Merrill Lynch Tra Nguyen – VP – Santander Trang Nguyen – VP – SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Hien Vo – Executive – Ernst & Young Viet Do – S. Architech – Foster & Partners Thuy Ha Minh – Associate – Morgan Stanley Tung Nguyen – Associate – Goldman Sachs Viet Phan – Associate – HSBC Ca Dao Nguyen – Associate – Deutsche Bank Van Anh Nguyen – Associate – Deutsche Bank Thanh Ho – Associate – Goldman Sachs Hong Le – Associate – Goldman Sachs …and many more Vietnamese Professionals are everywhere in the UK: …and many more
Before We Start…. How many of you here are looking for a job in the UK? How many already know what types of job you want to do? How many of you are confident you will get a job in the UK?
How Prospect can help you 1.Information −Hear it from the insiders who have passed the bar 2.Experience sharing −Tip top advice from people in your shoes not too long ago 3.Find out what you love to do ‒ We share with you the real stories of the position you are applying to ‒ Our extensive network will help you find the job you want
Good luck with your application! “I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” - Thomas Jefferson -
Agenda 1.Introduction Ngoc Anh13:00 – 13:10 2.Industry overview Thao Nguyen13:10 – 13:25 3.Application Process Phuong Duong 13:25 – 13:40 Break13:40 – 13:50 4.Improving your Employability Hai Anh13:50 – 14:05 5.Guide on CV, Cover Letter and Interview Phuc Nguyen14:05 – 14:25 6.Networking – the key to success Ngoc Anh14:25 – 14:35 7.Panel Discussion Panel14:35 – 15:10 8.Interactive session – Networking and workshop Vietpro15:10 – 17:00
Example areas of opportunities 1.Banking & Investment 2.Accountancy and consulting 3.Technology & Others
Banking & Investment Investment Banking Front officesMiddle / Back offices Risk Management Operations & Finance Compliance IT Vietnamese Professionals representatives Bank Structure Sales / Trading Asset Management Research
Accountancy and consulting: Audit Tax Transaction Services AccountancyConsulting Management & Strategy IT Brand Consulting Sector Specific (e.g. Oil and Gas) Vietnamese Professionals representatives Areas of Business
Technology & Others Software Developer IT Consulting Project management TechnologyOthers Actuary Architecture Art Public Services PR / Marketing Law Your own business Areas of Business Vietnamese Professionals representatives
Helpful sites The sites and forums below contain valuable information on various industries, job descriptions and job opportunities. Milkround University Career Fair Companies’ Websites Companies’ on-campus presentations Wikijob Vietpro Linkedin
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” - Wayne Gretzky - For those are still in doubt:
Recruitment Process 3. Interviews Phone / face-to-face HR / business Types of questions: Background: What’s your story? Fit/motivation: Why are you interested? Competency: What are your qualities? Technical: What do you know? Case: How do you think? Brain teasers Preparation is KEY!
Recruitment Process 4. Assessment centre Case study Clear recommendation, review both sides of the coin Group discussion Teamwork, persuasion, leadership, time management Report / presentation Structure, clarity, fluency Current affairs (FT) More interviews
‘’Kill two birds with one stone…’’ Communication skills Leadership/ Team working ‘’ Remember leaders are made, they are not born’’- Vince Lombardi Be a presenterApply for part time job Volunteer Be part of society
‘’Kill two birds with one stone…’’ Analytical/ Critical thinking Problem Solving Student Investment Challenge Business Competition (McKinsey, Big4,..) Subjects with long term view “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” - Albert Einstein
‘’Kill two birds with one stone…’’ Commercial Awareness Technical Expertise Attend University events/ Career events Internships in the UK or Vietnam Follow business & current affairs Short courses/ Skills boosting sessions at University “The only source of knowledge is experience” - Albert Einstein
Final Remarks All employability skills can be learnt Remember, always put Academics first! Build and sustain relationship – networking session “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do” – Apple Inc
About myself… 2012 Graduate – until now BA and Meng in Engineering, Economics and Management 2008-2012 Friedrich Schiller Gymnasium 2008 “Champions keep playing until they get it right” – Billie Jean King
CV - Resume Selective outline of a person’s experience and qualification 1-2 pages depending on industry Screening A “trailer” for your real story - interview What is a CV? Why CV?
Cover Letter A Letter sent together with your CV that answers the below: Why the sector? Why this particular firm? Why you? Cover letter is specific for the company & role Provide context Link together with CV to bring the message across What is a Cover Letter? Why Cover Letter?
Interview Test soft skills and reinforce technical skills displayed on CV and Cover Letter Chance for you to meet and get to know potential future employer Why?
Types of Interview Your core skill set mentioned in Improving Employability section Skills demonstrated - examples When was a time when you.. Competency Skills that are specific to the job applied Technical Potential topics How would you value the company Facebook? Estimate the size of the packaged coffee market in Vietnam? Sample questions
Getting ready Know yourself Your CV: be prepared to defend what you claim in there! Practice, practice, practice Mock interview Know the organisation and the job Do your homework Update recent news Questions for the interviewers 11 22 33
On the day Dress appropriately Be on time, or even better: early Be and sound confident and genuine Good eye contact, firm handshake. Network with candidates It’s a two way street: You’d want the job to fit you too – prepare questions for the interviewers 44
Thank-you email Phone call Important: ask for Feedback Follow up 55
Agenda 1.Introduction Ngoc Anh13:00 – 13:10 2.Industry overview Thao Nguyen13:10 – 13:25 3.Application Process Phuong Duong13:25 – 13:40 Break13:40 – 13:50 4.Improving your Employability Hai Anh13:50 – 14:05 5.Guide on CV, Cover Letter and Interview Phuc Nguyen14:05 – 14:25 6.Networking – the key to success Ngoc Anh14:25 – 14:35 7.Panel Discussion Panel14:35 – 15:10 8.Interactive session – Networking and workshop Vietpro15:10 – 17:00
First Impression Appearance and dress code A nice firm handshake Make a move – initiate a conversation Handshake? It takes only 3-7 seconds to make the first impression… …but 8 subsequent positive encounters to change a person’s negative first impression.
Stand out from the crowd -Introduce yourself, get your name remembered -Bring a spare CV -Come with well prepared questions -Tips: you will get more attention with the right questions asked during panel discussion -Types of questions recommended: team/company structure, job scope.
Body Language Body language is more important! The Three “V”s - Verbal (7%) - Vocal (38%) - Visual (55%)
Body Language Direct eye contact – indication of honesty Arms open – ready to respond to the other person’s gestures Legs straight and comfortable Tips: - No slouching, keep straight shoulder - Keep personal distance: 1.2 metres for strangers.
Post-Networking An ongoing, long term process After the event: Send a thank you email Don’t be too pushy for future meet-ups! Don’t ask for benefits straightaway!