How to make the most of the Jobs Market

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Our Jobs Market on 18th May is your chance to meet employers face to face and apply for live job opportunities. Ask questions, find out more about the employer and apply there and then – simple! With a range of employers from a number of fields, this is a great opportunity to network, make some great contacts and hopefully land yourself a job!

Register your place here, and read on for our top tips to help you make the most of the event…

What to bring:

Copies of your CV (for tips on writing a CV, see our CVs and applications blog posts here), notepad and pen, a list of questions to ask and lots of enthusiam!

Make a good impression

Start conversations with recruiters by introducing yourself. Ask how their day is going and smile to show that you are listening. Be polite – remember that recruiters are people too! Making notes will show the recruiter that you are interested in what they have to say and will be useful for you to refer to afterwards. Remember to ask for a business card – this can be helpful if you decide to make a job application. Finally, try to dress smartly; this will help you feel more confident and counts towards making an excellent first impression.

Ask the right questions

Make the most of this face-to-face opportunity with an employer (remember there are live vacancies available) by asking questions that you wouldn’t usually be able to ask. Here are some suggestions from us: 

  • What roles do you have available?
  • What do you enjoy most about working for Company A?
  • What work experience do I need to have when applying?
  • How can I make my application stand out?

If it’s a graduate scheme on offer:

  • Can you tell me more about what your graduate programme involves?
  • What can I do now to prepare myself for your recruitment and selection process?

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We’re hiring!

QM_Careers_Social_Media_400x400As you’ll already know QMUL’s Careers & Enterprise Team is always looking to deliver an excellent service to our students and graduates.

If you want to be a part of our award-winning team, and make a huge impact on the lives of QMUL students and graduates we have some great opportunities; see below.

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**Internal Only** Employer Engagement and Business Development Manager  – QMUL9066

Salary: £44,327 to £49,486 per annum (Grade 6)

Deadline: 28th July

We are seeking an Employer Engagement and Business Development Manager to lead and manage the Employer Engagement Team within Careers & Enterprise (consisting of staff managing and supporting events, temp agency work and internships), and to bring in new leads to support our events, mentoring and placement work. This is an exciting opportunity to provide team leadership and management and facilitate our growing placement and events work.

Apply now at https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobRef=QMUL9066

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**Internal Only** Employer Engagement Assistant – (Fixed term contract) – QMUL9102

Salary: £20,687 to £25,321 per annum pro rata (Grade 2)

Deadline: 2nd August

We are seeking an enthusiastic team worker for the post of Employer Engagement Assistant. Working with the rest of the Employer Engagement Team, the post holder will provide administrative support for our QRecruit Team, in particular our award winning QProjects Work Experience Programme and QTemps recruitment agency.

Apply now at https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobRef=QMUL9102

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Employer Engagement Assistant (Fixed term contract) – QMUL9014

Salary: £20,687 – £25,321 per annum pro rata (Grade 2)

Deadline: 1st August 

We are seeking an enthusiastic team worker for the part time post of Employer Engagement Assistant. Located within QMUL Careers & Enterprise with the rest of the Employer Engagement Team, and reporting to the QTemps Recruitment Manager, the post holder will provide administrative support for our QTemps programme.

Apply now at https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/job.action?jobRef=QMUL9014

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Employer Engagement and Events Administrator (Fixed term contract) – QMUL8995

Salary: £25,984 – £32,052 per annum pro rata (Grade 3)

Deadline: 7th August

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Full-time jobs, part-time jobs, work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities – 3002 of them online now

Below are a few that caught our attention. To browse the rest of the roles visit QMJobOnline:

1,685 vacancies on JobOnline – click to see the ones that caught our eyes…

Vacancies update

Our vacancy service JobOnline is currently offline due to some unscheduled maintenance. In the meantime we have compiled some of the latest vacancies that have been sent to us on this online document which we’ll be updating.

For feedback on your CV, covering letter, application or personal statement, contact
Careers & Enterprise to arrange an appointment (Queens’ Building WG3 / 0207 882 8533).

Wanted: Graduates for Job in the Student Enquiry Centre

The Student Enquiry Centre is a focused hub for student enquiries and is the front-of-house service for the Academic Registry and Mile End Admissions teams. We handle queries from current undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, who can ask a query face to face at our counter, by telephone or email. We also handle face to face queries from graduates for duplicate degree award letters and transcripts, and from prospective students for prospectuses and general course enquiries.

The Student Enquiry Centre seeks to recruit 3 x QMUL graduates as full time Student Enquiry Assistants for the following periods:

One Assistant: 17 August until 16 November 2015

Two Assistants: 1 September until 30 November 2015

The posts will support the Student Enquiry Centre team during its busiest period which, along with general queries, will handle queries relating to enrolment, Welcome Week and postgraduate taught results and awards.

The main duties of the posts are:

  • To provide a welcoming environment for prospective, current and previous students
  • Help manage day-to-day enquires face to face, by telephone and email, making sure they are dealt with as efficiently, effectively and accurately as possible and ensuring outcomes are communicated to the enquirer
  • Respond to a variety of requests for information, documentation and support
  • Produce computerised documents such as transcripts, certificates of attendance and confirmation of degree documentation.

The candidate should be a QMUL graduate, have good IT skills, be customer focused with recent experience of working in a busy customer orientated environment, have an enthusiastic and pleasant manner combined with an ability to cope under pressure, and a willingness to work additional/unsociable hours at busy times.  Full training will be provided.

The position is a fixed term contract. The salary will be £25,727 pro rata inclusive of London Allowance.

Candidates must have completed their programme of study and be officially awarded before commencing this role (student record must be closed). Candidate must also be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

To apply for this role you must send you CV and cover letter to Sonia Chumber at s.chumber@qmul.ac.uk by no later than 5pm Friday 10th July 2015. Your cover letter should cover the points in the person specification. Interviews are expected to be held 22 – 24 July 2015.

For the full job profile please click here –https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3R9riKnuduyR2JlZ3Zua2o1bHM/view?usp=sharing

UK Graduate Recruitment at 10 year high

A recent study announced that the UK Graduate Jobs Market will be at a 10 year high in 2015. Some of the key points the study highlights are:

  • Securing a work placement beforehand with a company boosts your chances of gaining full time employment with them afterwards.
  • More than four-fifths of the UK’s leading graduate recruiters are now offering paid work experience programmes for students and recent graduates. There are over 13,000 available this year.
  • Overall the UK’s leading employers plan to expand graduate recruitment even further in 2015, with 8% more vacancies predicted than last year.

Whilst this is encouraging news, the jobs market is still competitive, so it is important you maximise your chances of impressing recruiters when sending your applications. Make sure your answers are targeted to the employer, demonstrating your understanding of the industry and commercial awareness. It is also important to provide examples of your skills, giving evidence of when you have used it in the past. For more information on writing applications see our previous posts like Writing applications or preparing for interviews – what you need to know about the employer. You can get feedback on your CV / application, or arrange a practice interview with us at the Careers & Enterprise Centre.

Read the full article here on the BBC News Website.