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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 email@example.com Email guidance firstname.lastname@example.org 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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