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1 What next? Liz Robertson Careers and Employment Centre Abigail Cottingham BA Religion & Theology (graduated May 2012)

2 2 questions 1.What can I do with my degree? 2.What support is there within Oxford Brookes to help me secure a career/a job? Plus Abis top tips!

3 1. What can I do with my degree?

4 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE Survey) Left between 01 Aug 2010 – 31 July % response rate (RC) OrganisationJob title Midcountries CooperativeSales assistant Pell & BalesFundraiser Leisure connectionsLeisure assistant L.L.J. Solutions LLPDirector OxfamMusic Department Volunteer HIP Home Grammar SchoolResearcher West Berkshire CouncilHuman Resources Assistant Ceder Community CareCare Support Worker St Margarets PE teaching assistant Windmill Teaching assistant Further study University of LeicesterSocial Work Masters Kings College LondonSecondary PGCE

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6 2. What support is there within Oxford Brookes to help me secure a career /a job?

7 Resources Moodle: Career & Development Zone Button on Careers home page: Careers Information (go in as guest) Hot Tips Sheets: Action Words - communication with impact Application forms - increase you success rate Covering letter CV - writing for success Non-UK Qualifications - explaining them to UK employers Personal statements - employer applications Skills - what are employers looking for STAR (CAR) - improve the way you describe your skills OBU Careers & Employment Centre (including e-guidance) Location: 1 st floor, HKSC Opening hours (check Drop In times) /about/opening-hours Careerzine News & Events aspx


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