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					      Liz Bradley
Careers Adviser for disabled
  students and graduates
 What employers are looking for
   Relevant work
    experience/            Employability
      industry            skills (e.g. team
    placement                  working,
       (54%)             problems solving)
                                (78%)
   Degree
   subject
    (41%)                         Positive
                                  attitude
                                   (72%)

University
attended
  (8%)
                              Degree results
                                 (28%)
Many graduates want great futures
but many are not ‘future fit’




 With                               you can…
…stand out from the crowd
                                       next door to
                                       the library




                              IS
 a service for you

 a team of people

 a centre

 a range of support to ensure you’re ready
  for your working career after university
next door to
the library
             Careers Advice & Guidance



Advisers keep up-to-date
and informed on:

– Career opportunities and
  the current job market
– The skills and capabilities
  employers require
Events, Workshops & Seminars

 Recruitment fairs



 Employer presentations

 Graduate Panels

 ‘Get the Edge’ programme
Get the Edge (Feb 10)
   Monday 8th February        Tuesday 9th February     Wednesday 10th February

                                                       Help me get through the
  I need a career...         I want that job….           assessment centre!


                                                              Amazing
                                                            11am
    Kickstart Your
 11am
                                 Exploiting the
                              11am                     Applications - How
Future C&T building, room    Hidden Job Market
            CM011                                       to get Shortlisted

                                   12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm I
       get knocked down                                    Preparing For
                                                        12pm
and I get up again. You're                             Psychometric Tests
  never gonna keep me
                              1pm    CV Makeover
           down
                                     Essentials                1pm Lunch
        1.30pm Lunch
                                                             What's the
                                                          1:30pm
2pm   Selling you and
                                                       Assessment Centre
      your skills to
                                                           all about?
       employers
     How to get a
   3pm
                             2pm   Killer Interviews         No Maths...No
                                                         3:45pm

Graduate Job in the                                      Job? Preparing for
                                                        numerical reasoning
    North West
                                                               tests
        Contact us

Location
   futures centre
   Library Building
email
   futures@uclan.ac.uk
Email guidance
   careerfutures@uclan.ac.uk
telephone
   01772 895858
web
   www.uclan.ac.uk/futures
      CV Quiz – True or False
• An employer has on average 5 minutes to read
  a CV?
False -30-60 sec if you’re lucky!
• Qualifications should come before work
  experience?
False – depends what’s more
  relevant/impressive.
• It is important to produce a standard CV to send
  to prospective employers?
False – needs to be tailored.
• A CV should be one page long?
False – 2 sides is usual, can be 1 page if
  requested by employer, or not got much to put in
  it.
                What is a CV?
Your own personal Marketing tool!

Presents & promotes your qualifications, skills, work
  experience and achievements in a way that
  demonstrates your suitability for a job.

It needs concise & relevant content with excellent
    presentation.

Therefore it must be:
                          reviewed
                           revised
                        restructured
                 for each job you apply for.
        Your CV should be.....
 2 sides of A4 in clear Font, preferably 11 or 12 pt.

 Most relevant information in the main ‘selling areas’
  (middle/top of 1st and top of 2nd)….know the message
  you want to convey.

 Allocate space according to the importance of the
  information (e.g. more detail on relevant jobs not the
  ones you‘ve been in the longest).

 Avoid large passages of text (bullet points can help).
     The basic ingredients….
• Personal Details
• Personal Profile
The sections you should then include are:
• Education and Qualifications
• Work Experience
• Skills Profile
• Referees
             Further help...
•   Get the Edge
•   Pick up a CV guide
•   CV clinic’s
•   Appointment
•   Email guidance
Any questions....

				
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