4 Alternative Options What to do if you don’t have an internship! BUT Remember your priorities!!!!!
5 Soooo… Analyse the market Supply and demand rules! Think outside the boxSkills/responsibilities vs ‘Name’
6 Develop a job hunting strategy Plan what you are going to do, be organised and systematicTreat the job search process as a JOBRecord all your applications and progress
7 Start with the obvious Advertised roles Just for LSE - Check our on line vacancy board (every day!) our website – My Careers Service – Search for OpportunitiesOther good sites/
8 Not advertised- Speculative Applications Pros:Competition limited, maybe nilYou seemwell motivatedfull of initiativeCheaper for employerCan be immediate startCons:More work for youHow do you find the jobs?You must knowwhat you wantwhat you have to offer
9 Speculative letters Useful when: You want a specific job in a specific organisationThe organisation is not advertisingYou have relevant skillsYou have relevant qualifications
10 Speculative letters Get a contact name Introduce yourself Spell out what you can offerDo your research thoroughly – have a ‘hook’Request a formal interviewSay when you will follow up
11 Networking-The time effective solution! To research the job marketIt’s the most important way to source jobs in some sectorsTo gain information - informational interviewingPreparing for interviewsGenerating new contacts
13 Making contact Introduce yourself State what you want to know eg more about sector/market/particular jobMake clear – NOT asking for a job at this stageYou would value their adviceAsk tactfully for a short meeting, orAsk for names of others who might help you
14 Informational interviewing Typical questions:What is it like to work in this industry?Who are the key players?Which skills are most relevant?How did they get their current job?Any advice they can offer?Best person to contact re job?
15 How do I get the most out of my further conversations? Talk to contacts about;Why you want experience/work in that sectorWhy you want it with themDemonstrate you have researched the companyHave an awareness of any opportunities availableBe specific and ask open questions;eye contact and nameMake a note of names and answers to your questionsBe business like – no flirting or schmoozing
16 Other sources National newspapers, particularly The Guardian International paperswww talent4europe.comLocal and evening newspapersSpecialist pressRecruitment FairsProfessional association vacancy bulletins (cheap memberships for new grads?)
17 Recruitment consultancies Professional bodies often keep lists of specialist agencies eg:Institute of Practitioners in AdvertisingThe Management consultancies associationSpecialist websites eg:Remember – you are not the client!
18 UK work experience National Centre for work experience - www.ncwe.com -STEP-Prospects-
19 Non UK work experience www.summerjobs.com http://www.ccusa.com// Teaching English abroad – careers information office
20 Results are (almost) everything! BUT REMEMBER….Results are (almost) everything!So DO enhance your CV But do NOT neglect your studiesBE SMART
21 Where do I go from here? Keep note of experiences, names and contacts Employer skill sessionsCome to the fairsGo to employer graduate presentationsLiaise with careers advisersGo to careers presentations