We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you!
Presentation is loading. Please wait.
Published byGeorge French
Modified about 1 year ago
The Careers Service. MOVING ON Career Planning for Final Year Sociology / Social Policy Students Hilary Whorrall University of Sheffield Careers Service firstname.lastname@example.org 1 © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013
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 3 Moving On Oct 2013 2
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 WHAT I’LL COVER The range of support offered to you by the Careers Service An overview of options with your degree Suggestions as to what to do next Some of the events you might like to attend Links to useful resources 3
The Careers Service. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfCjzuVCYAY © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 4
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 OPTIONS WITH YOUR DEGREE Graduate employment Postgraduate study Take ‘time out’ Temporary work ‘Portfolio career’ Self employment / freelance work 5
The Careers Service. SOME STATISTICS – 2012 Sociology / Social Policy Graduates FT Employment only – 62.5% PT Employment only (including self-Employment) – 13.5% Further study only – 9.5% Work & study – 5.4% Unemployed – 9.5% (Social Science Faculty – 7.3%) Social Science Faculty – FT Employment - 55% Social Science Faculty FT Study – 13.5% Average salary for Sociology / Social Policy graduate £ 18,000 (graduate level post) £15,000 (non-graduate post) Average Salary Social Science Faculty £18,300 (graduate level post) £14,800 (non-graduate post) © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 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 3 Moving On Oct 2013 7
The Careers Service. BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY – Areas of specialism Economy, Work & Organisation The Conjunction of Biological & Social Relationships: the Family & Gender Social Identity: Age, Class, Gender & Race Social Inequalities Social Norms & Deviance Organisations and Bureaucracy Society & Environment People, Health & Sociology of the Body © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 8
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 3 Moving On Oct 2013 9
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 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 10
The Careers Service. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS OF SOCIOLOGY GRADUATES A graduate in Sociology typically will have the ability to: formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions use major theoretical perspectives and concepts and their application to social life analyse, assess and communicate empirical sociological information identify and comment on different research strategies and methods conduct sociological research in a preliminary way undertake and present scholarly work understand the ethical implications of sociological enquiry recognise the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy judge and evaluate evidence appreciate the complexity and diversity of social situations © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 11
The Careers Service. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS OF SOCIOLOGY GRADUATES A graduate in Sociology typically will have the ability to: assess the merits of competing theories and explanations gather, retrieve and synthesise information make reasoned arguments and interpret evidence and texts reflect on their own accumulation of knowledge apply learning and study skills communicate in writing and orally in a variety of contexts and modes use statistical and other quantitative techniques and information retrieval skills in relation to primary and secondary sources of information apply information technology skills use skills of time planning and management and deploy group work skills © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 12
The Careers Service. CAREER TASKS FOR LEVEL 3 STUDENTS Clarify your career goals & undertake further research if still unsure Seek careers advice Gain relevant work experience Begin identifying job vacancies / courses & extend your network of contacts Update your CV Broaden your extracurricular activities Attend careers events © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 13
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT ? Which companies / organisations are likely to recruit & for what sort of vacancies? How will they advertise their vacancies? How do I apply? How can I best ‘sell’ myself on paper? What are employers looking for e.g. skills & experience When do I need to apply? What will the selection process involve? What are assessment centres? 14
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 RESEARCHING EMPLOYERS The company’s products / services The current labour market Size of organisation Company history Main competitors Geographical operations New challenges / opportunities facing them? Media coverage Impact of social or technological developments 15
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 RESEARCHING EMPLOYERS – Finding vacancies Careers Service website (MUSE – Careers Tab) www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/students/jobs www.sheffield.ac.uk/careers/students/jobs Prospects website www.prospects.ac.uk/vacancieswww.prospects.ac.uk/vacancies Prospects website- Look at ‘Employers & Vacancies’ http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs.htm http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs.htm Social Media e.g. Linkedin Professional association websites Recruitment agencies www.jobseekers-uk.com Local and national newspapers 16
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 POSTGRADUATE STUDY – Types of study / research Vocational or academic Taught or by research Full-time / part-time PgD / MSc / MA / MPhil / PhD A conversion course Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Open learning e.g. OU Research Studentship 17
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 POSTGRADUATE STUDY – Finding out more Careers Service website www.shef.ac.uk/careers/students/worktypes/study www.shef.ac.uk/careers/students/worktypes/study Careers Service booklet – Postgraduate Study & Research www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/briefing/pgstudy.pdf www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/briefing/pgstudy.pdf Prospects website www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate_study_in_the_uk. htm www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate_study_in_the_uk. htm Masters courses www.findamasters.comwww.findamasters.com PhDs www.findaphd.comwww.findaphd.com ’How to get a PhD’ – E.M. Phillips & D.S.A Pugh Postgrad on the Internet www.postgrad.comwww.postgrad.com 18
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 TIME OUT – Issues to consider WHY do you want to take ‘time out’? WHEN do you plan to take this? HOW does this fit in with your longer term career plans? WHERE do you want to go? WHAT do you plan to do? ALONE or in company? HOW LONG for? HOW will you fund it? 19
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 CAREER SERVICE SUPPORT TO FINALISTS Careers information Careers Service website www.shef.ac.uk/careers Careers events – fairs, talks, employer presentations Individual careers guidance - 20 minutes / I hour E-mail enquiry service Advice on postgraduate study & funding Find Jobs www.shef.ac.uk/careers/stu dents/jobs www.shef.ac.uk/careers/stu dents/jobs 20
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 21 © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013
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 22 © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 23
The Careers Service. CAREERS SERVICE EVENTS Skills for Success workshops Lunchtime talks A Day in the Life….. Maximise programme for international students Employer presentations © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 24
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 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 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 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 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 25
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO? ‘See the Bigger Picture’ www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/big ger_picture/see_the_bigger_pictu re.pdf www.careers.dept.shef.ac.uk/big ger_picture/see_the_bigger_pictu re.pdf ‘What job would suit me? www.prospects.ac.uk/myprospec ts_planner_login.htm www.prospects.ac.uk/myprospec ts_planner_login.htm Speak to a Careers Adviser Build up your work experience Attend Careers Service events Begin networking 26
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 IN CONCLUSION... Career planning is an on-going process The Careers Service is not just for finalists Gain work experience to enhance your CV Make use of the resources available to you Seek help as and when you need it! 27
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 3 Moving On Oct 2013 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, Student’s Union 28
The Careers Service. Getting Involved: Making the Most of your Time at University Level 1 Sociology / Social Policy Students Hilary Whorrall University.
The Careers Service. © UOS Careers Service - Soc Level 2 Thinking Ahead Aug
The Careers Service. GETTING INVOLVED Career Planning for Level 1 Sociology / Social Policy Students Hilary Whorrall University of Sheffield Careers Service.
© Career Development and Employment Service Planning your career.
The University of Kent Careers & Employability Service Careers with a degree in Comparative Literature/English Language and Linguistics You can download.
Context Early in 2009 Edinburgh Napier University adopted a revised Employability policy of aiming ‘to create a learning environment which maximises the.
Your Guide to Job Search University of Glamorgan Careers Service.
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.
Department of Student Services Career Development and Employment Service 1.
© Career Development and Employment Service Department of Student Services1 Masters Graduates Making Your Masters Work For You.
Leeds University Business School Welcome! Introduction to Human Resource Management Chris Forde Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations Head of Work and.
Employability Skills Session 3 Employability resources.
BA in Sociology and Social Policy – TR083 School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, School of Social Work and Social Policy Judy O’Shea Director of Sociology.
GET THAT JOB ! The Hidden Job Market & Networking Skills Audrey Don Manager Holmesglen Professional Employment Programs.
Careers in the Humanities and Social Sciences Dr Karl Simms Reader in Hermeneutics, University of Liverpool
NO INTERNSHIP? NO PANIC! LSE Careers Service Viki Chinn
Introduction to the Careers & Employability Centre Liz Bland, Careers Adviser Careers & Employability Centre 1 st Floor, South Wing
BSc (Hons) Healthcare: Management, Policy & Research Career Advisors Event Dr Jane Prichard: Programme Lead.
Looking Ahead and Career Planning School of Physics BSc and MSci. Finalists.
Apprenticeship / Trainee Careers Fair 26/11/15 11am-2pm Rotherfield Hall PREPARATION.
Introduction to Career Destinations Vicky Ransley Careers Practitioner Career Destinations
Review Your Options and achieve Career Success after Graduation Tina Allen University of Edinburgh.
Everything you wanted to know about careers, but were afraid to ask Geography 2008 Emma Baker Careers Adviser.
Marketing your PPLS and other skills and experience to graduate employers – at a job interview Janet Forsyth Careers Adviser.
Club Postgrad1. 2 Club Postgrad Event Welcome and event overview What is ClubPostgrad? Overview of postgraduate study Support for postgraduate study at.
Working in the UK (for international students) David Levinson, Careers Adviser.
Applying for a PhD Advice for Biological Scientists, Physical Scientists and Engineers Teesside University Careers Service.
Job Hunting for International Students. Pamela Andrew and Shona Mach Careers Centre.
After the PhD: Career Options & Employability Dr Shona Johnston Senior Careers Adviser
Careers and Employability Taught Postgraduate Students Tom McAndrew Careers & Employment Service.
The University of Kent Careers and Employability Service Choosing a career with an English Degree You can download a copy of this presentation at
Careers Working in the UK After Graduation. Careers Routes into UK employment Internships Graduate training schemes Recruit in Autumn: now! Start next.
Developing & Demonstrating Commercial Awareness. What commercial awareness is Awareness of events in the business world Awareness of other current.
Knowledge Transfer Event Graduate Internships Duxford 19 th March 2010.
Unit 5 Seminar Cathy Moore. Due by midnight on Tuesday, April 10 This project actually takes a little bit of a diversion from your other projects.
What employers really want Jamie Armstrong & Chris Houldey 4 th November 2011 University of Leeds.
Careers Service 1 Where Next? Considering Postgraduate Study Careers Adviser Abi Sharma.
MSc Health Promotion and Public Health Dr Wendy Martin Programme Leader Brunel University.
Opportunities funded by Erasmus and Leonardo Michele Phizacklea, Ecorys & David Hibler, The British Council.
Workforce Development with Oxford Brookes University Delivering university accredited staff development and training for employers and employees Steve.
Embedded Enterprise at the University of Sheffield Jenny Moore Enterprise Learning Coordinator
Marketing Your Postgraduate Research Qualification.
Career Development I have definite career plans and know how to achieve them I have some ideas but am not sure what to do next.
ECONOMICS GRADUATES AND CAREERS Jenny Keaveney Careers and Employability Service.
Employability and the Performance Arts: aspirations, realities and implications Jayne Stevens.
The University of Kent Careers and Employability Service Digital Media Careers You can download a copy of this presentation at
LEFIS W2 Posgraduate Workshop 1 LEFIS, WG 2 Postgraduate studies Meeting, Rotterdam.
Equality and diversity good practice fund: Raising aspirations of underrepresented groups 30 October 2015 Chris Brill, Senior Policy Adviser
Click to edit Master title style 1 Undergraduate Commercial Placements Nicola Burnip
The UEL Professional Development Award. The PDA – what is it? A flexible employability development programme offering you certification for your involvement.
© 2017 SlidePlayer.com Inc. All rights reserved.