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How to apply for part time jobs

13th October 2010

Skill Workshop

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How to apply for part time jobs

  1. 1. Finding Part-Time Work and Voluntary opportunities<br />Rebecca Weymouth<br /> Job Shop Manager<br />Anthi Vakali<br />Brunel Volunteers<br />
  2. 2. Why work/volunteer?<br />Money<br />Social Skills<br />Increase your employability<br />Experience in the work environment<br />
  3. 3. It’s all about the research.....<br />What skills do you want/need to gain?<br />Related to your course?<br />Your career aim?<br />What do employers want?<br />A mini project<br />It’s hard work, it will pay off!<br />Put some time aside each week to search for employment<br />When are you available for work?<br />Timetable leave time for study<br />
  4. 4. People skills<br />Self-reliance Skills<br />Teamworking<br />supportive <br />facilitatororganiser <br />co-ordinator deliverer imaginative delegator open-minded<br />Leadership<br />dynamicmotivatorteam-builder <br />confidence booster energeticcapable <br />outward-lookingaccountablevisionary <br />Interpersonal Skills<br />listeneradviserpolitically aware initiator professional <br />co-operativeconstructive<br />Customer orientation<br />welcomingfriendlycaring <br />approachableconstructiveaccommodating <br />tactfuldiplomatictolerant <br />Oral communication<br />educatortrainercommunicator <br />presenterpromoterinfluencer <br />humorousempathetictelephone skills <br />Foreign languages<br />specific language skillscultural awarenessinternational experiencewritten & oral expertisesensitivity <br />Self-awareness/ confidence<br />purposefulfocusedreflective <br />perceptivehonestself-belief <br />objectiverealisticbalanced<br />Self-promotion skills<br />positivepersuasivepleasant <br />proactivepersistentambitious<br />opportunistic<br />Initiative and proactivity<br />resourceful energetic flexible self-starter initiative self-disciplined<br />Networking skills<br />initiator trustful personable relationship-builder persistent developer resourceful respected <br />Willing to learn<br />motivated adaptable enthusiastic active keen learner inquisitive continual improver <br />Action Planning<br />decision-makerplanner organised <br />negotiator responsive evaluator <br />forward thinker target-driven able to prioritise<br />
  5. 5. Generalist Skills<br />Numeracy skills<br />accurate logical problem-solver <br />detailed & methodical consistent <br />quick thinker analytical thorough <br />Business acumen<br />competitive entrepreneurial enterprising <br />commercial foresight budgeter <br />risk taker effective written communication<br />Commitment<br />dedicated trustworthy conscientious <br />reliable loyal punctual <br />knowledgeable <br />Problem-solving<br />Achiever <br />successful <br />results-oriented <br />Project management<br />creative <br />practical<br />logical <br />astute <br />agile mind <br />IT/ computer literacy<br />IT skills <br />software packages<br />keyboard skills <br />Flexibility<br />multi-disciplinary <br />versatile <br />multi-skilled <br />willing <br />mobile <br />adaptable <br />common sense <br />task-oriented <br />progressive <br />
  6. 6. Lots to prepare........<br />CV<br />Covering letter<br />Application forms online/written<br />Who will be your references?<br />Contact via phone/email<br />Research the company you are applying to.<br />
  7. 7. Where to look.....<br />Job Shop www.brunel.ac.uk/pcc/jobshop<br />Local newspapers Gazette & Leader, Guardian, Times<br />Jobs fairs<br />Recruitment Agencies<br />Websites monster/fish4jobs<br />Direct approach<br />Cold calling/letter writing<br />Brunel volunteers<br />
  8. 8. Volunteering and Job applications<br />Applying for part-time job? What skills/ experience are necessary for the role?<br />Use volunteering as a show case:<br />Skills you have learnt<br />Experiences<br /><ul><li>Any events you participated in</li></li></ul><li>Finding volunteering:<br />Interested in volunteer work? Visit www.brunelvolunteers.org<br />Create an account<br />You can find opportunities by category<br />Mini form at the end of each project<br />No more than 1-2 projects<br />Ned help? Come and talk to us at the office<br />
  9. 9. Recruitment Agencies<br />First impressions count, prepare what you are going to say and dress to impress<br />Take a hard copy of your CV and also a memory stick<br />Know your timetable<br />Be prepared for rejection and respond positively<br />Get a business card and try and talk to the right person<br />Follow up with an email to thank them for <br /> their time<br />
  10. 10. Applying....<br />Apply in the format you have been asked to apply in<br />Get your application checked, leaving time for corrections<br />Send it before the closing deadline in the manner asked<br />Keep a record of the jobs you have applied for<br />
  11. 11. Interview!!!!!!!<br />Prepare, prepare and prepare some more...<br />Mock interview<br />What might they ask you?<br />Don’t be late, prepare the route you will take and how long it takes to get there<br />Dress appropriately<br />What do you want to know about them?<br />
  12. 12. Job Offer!!!!!<br />Get the most possible out of your experience<br />Impress your employer + more responsibility = more skills for your CV.<br />
  13. 13. Who can help?<br />Placement & Careers Centre <br />Help you think about the skills you want to gain<br />Check your application/CV and covering letter<br />Provide mock interviews<br />On-line vacancy board, email alerts<br />Brunel volunteers<br />
  14. 14. Keep In Touch<br />www.brunel.ac.uk/PCC<br />www.facebook.com/BrunelPCC<br />www.twitter.com/BrunelPCC<br />