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Get Work Experience Ltd, Hyde Park House, 5 Manfred Road, London SW15 2RS 020 8823 0605
Review: The current employment market & what is being done How to get a job & the various methods by which to do so Definition of work experience CV Advice The Interview & The Placement What we do and how we do it Our clients Questions
The current employment market Total UK Unemployment – 2.68m Jan 2012 Total Full-time jobs on offer: 400,000 6 unemployment applicants for every vacancy. Those forced to work part-time increased to 1.31m (up from 1.16m from Jan 2011) Youth Unemployment at highest for 20yrs: - 1m 16-24yr olds unemployed - 1/5 th of the country’s eligible youth
What is being done? Are the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats ‘betraying a whole generation of young people’? – E. Millaband Improving Welfare & Educational Systems New reduced Minimum Wage for apprentices ( £2.50 per hour and mandatory training ) £1.4bn pledge to create 100,000 apprentices by 2014
How to get a job? Up to each individual to promote themselves Your C.V. is your key tool, often your single opportunity: 2 key areas: Education & Work History not the personal statement Skills-based CV allows you to quickly promote and reinforce your attributes
Methods of obtaining a job Directly – industry average open rate 13-17% – response rate 3% Online Applications – you can force your way to their attention with high scores Recruitment Agency – beware hidden fees (CVs / Interview Training etc) Internships / Work Experience Placements – show that your skills outweigh the costs of your salary!
Industry – specific methods Marketing Communications; Marketing proposal, press release, social media strategy, etc. IT; Website links, draft front line action script, coding procedure, etc. Financial Services; Paraplanner report, Investment Management Report, etc. Property; Property Management report, Investment / Development proposal, Lettings Availability report, etc.
Definition of Work Experience Work experience is a period of temporary student employment, within a framework of learning objectives and assessment, in which the student takes control of the learning experiences. (E-Skills; 2004) Many employers see work experience placements as a free way of getting students in to do tasks that they don’t want to ask their present employees to do; posting mail outs and re-organising files whilst being permanently on “tea-duty”. We charge clients, they want a return on their money!
The CV Section HeaderSuggested Content 1 Personal Details Current address, date of birth, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address 2 Skills & Achievements Two or three lines of achievements and examples of when you have demonstrated each of the following skills: Teamwork, Effective Communication, Initiative-taking, Problem Solving and Technical Skills. 3 Employment History Starting with your most recent employment, provide the following information; Firm, Date Employed, Position, Reference contact e-mail address and bullet points of the tasks that were required of you. 4 Academic Qualifications Write a brief review of your most recent academic qualifications, highlighting the skills that you have obtained. For all academic qualifications, from GCSE grades upwards, include the name of your School/College/ University, the dates upon which you attended the institution, the grades received and an academic reference contact e-mail address. 5 Activities and Interests Write a very brief bullet-pointed list of a maximum of four of your activities and interests. Use these to highlight the transferable skills, if applicable.
The Interview Be prompt and presentable; check the location and take contact details. Research the company; their activities, development, corporate ethos and competitors. Questioning yourself on your characteristics and attributes; what makes you special and how can you convey this to the prospective employers. Finally, be positive; carry out your research and head to it in a confident mood.
The Placement Write down clearly defined objectives; the attributes that you hope to develop and experience. Approach each task with a positive “can do” attitude; be memorable, professional, attentive and willing; all attractive attributes to employers. Ask suitable questions; to ensure your work is both productive to the firm & useful to your own development. Attend any meetings or conferences; this will help you to learn various aspects of the business and develop future contacts.
What we do We source practical on-the-job work placements with established companies and market these through our website (www.getworkexperience.com), social mediawww.getworkexperience.com networks and the university job boards with which we have developed partnerships.
Our students Our students work: Part-time (Work Experience / Internships / Vacational) & Full- time Freelance (Uni Enterprises Support) / Employed (S.E.O. Skills / Sage Accountancy Software / I.T. Back end writing software) Paid (HMRC Legislation)
Our clients SME’s: We can meet the diverse needs of SMEs by providing short-term student placements to work in the office or remotely and to assist in their accounts, undertake general day-to-day administration, win new clients by marketing or provide talented students to SEO the website, etc. Large Corporations: We can undertake long-term relationships by continually sourcing, signing up and providing graduates and undergraduates on pre - arranged dates whilst increasing the firm’s profile through long term recruitment drives and reducing recruitment-associated administration.
How To Apply Go to www.getworkexperience.comwww.getworkexperience.com Upload your CV. Review the positions by industry or geographically. Click “Apply”
The Process We receive your application & collate others. We confirm your application. We review all applications inline with client requirements. We interview selected candidates and organise interviews.