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What Can I Do With My Degree?

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Thomas Staunton

on 11 April 2014

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Transcript of What Can I Do With My Degree?

What Can I Do With My Degree?
Where To Start?
Careers Site
Organisation Sites
Job Websites
Social Media
Areas of Work
Education
Local Government
SMEs
Charity Sector
Search
Sift
Focus
Understand
Categorizing Information
Employers Perspective
Qualification
Knowledge
Skills
Attitudes
Motivations
Employability
Personal Perspective
Enjoyment
Values
Salary
Other Commitments
Worthwhile
Task # 3
Choosing Between Options
Skills
Values
Life Space
Option 3
Option 2
Option 1
Etc.....
Recruitment
What to do next?
Do some more research
Have a careers meeting
Get some experience
Do an informational interview
Look out for support next year

www.derby.ac.uk/careers
Task # 1
Find around 2-3 jobs in your sector
Keep a record of them
Task # 2
Go to http://bit.ly/1igJe8A
Enter your jobs into the Google Drive
Go to http://bit.ly/1kHNMWA
Select 2 jobs considering what is best for you
Headline:

"Education is more than just teaching, it can cover a wide range of student facing and support functions lots of which do not require a specialist degree."


Potential Areas of work:

Nursaries, Primary, Secondary, FE Colleges, Universities, TEFL

Potential Recruiters:
Fejobs.com
jobs.ac.uk
jobs.theguardian.com/jobs/education/
tes.co.uk
Council websites
indeed.co.uk, reed.co.uk, totaljobs.com etc.



Headline:

"Local government takes on a wide range of responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the world around us giving real breadth of employment opportunity."


Potential Areas of work:

Advice & Benefits, Housing, Health & Social Care, Community, Environment, Children & Young people & Homeless

Potential Recruiters:
http://jobs.theguardian.com
https://www.justice.gov.uk/
http://www.lgjobs.com/
https://jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk/index.asp
http://www.derby.gov.uk/
indeed.co.uk, reed.co.uk, totaljobs.com etc.



Headline:

"Small and Medium-sized Enterprises account for around 99% of all private sector businesses in the UK and 59.3% per cent of private sector employment. SMEs over greater breadth of opportunity, more initial responsibility and greater chance as a graduate than big name blue chips."


Potential Areas of work:

Anything basically including advertising, sales, customer services, research, training, publishing etc. etc.

Potential Recruiters:
yell.com to target businesses directly
http://jobs.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/index.html
http://derby.prospects.ac.uk/
http://www.step.org.uk/
indeed.co.uk, reed.co.uk, totaljobs.com etc.



Headline:

"It is a common mistake to think that charities do not pay anyone. Charities take on paid staff alongside volunteers. Charities look to hire students with experience in the charity sector with a passion to make a difference and a range of transferable skills."


Potential Areas of work:

Common roles include fundraiser, volunteer coordinator, marketing and PR, project worker and charity offiers.

Potential Recruiters:
http://jobs.theguardian.com/jobs/charities/
http://www.charityjob.co.uk/
http://jobs.thirdsector.co.uk/
Individual charity websites


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