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First steps - use the CEC web site and Prospects.ac.uk 1.Clarify what sort of work you are looking for 2.Find out where and when to look for vacancies - check the full range of appropriate media including web sites, printed resources, recruitment events/ ‘job fairs’ 3.Narrow your search and compile list of target vacancy sources to check regularly and register for email alerts
International student briefing - vacancy sources Employer directories – Top 100, TARGETjobs, Prospects Websites – Milkround, TARGETjobs, Prospects, Graduate- jobs.com Careers events - Summer Graduate Fair,Olympia,10th June Professional bodies – ACCA, ICA, IMecE Specialist website – New Scientist, BPS, jobs.ac.uk Speculative job search – CV and cover letter
International student briefing - do some research to find out…. Who the major players are in your career sector What graduate jobs being advertised, check salary, location and person specification (qualification, experience and skills) Find out how to apply – CV, Application form, Linkedin Interview format and etiquette
International student briefing - Making speculative applications Four steps 1.Identify potential employers 2.Phone or research on line to find a key contact to contact 3.Send a tailored CV targeted to that company 4.Follow up with a phone call or email after 1-2 weeks
Top tips 1.Research the roles and the employers carefully 2.Tailor your application to the role, and.. 3.Get advice on your application 4.Show your enthusiasm and demonstrate your motivation 5.Join a professional body to network, learn about the sector and show your commitment (BPS, Law Society, ACCA) 6.Have a back up plan!
For more information: Careers and Employability Centre, The Library Careers Advisers available daily Briefings – applications, CVs, cover letters, interviews etc Employer Events – listed on events page www.sussex.ac.uk/careers www.prospects.ac.uk
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