GradLink ASEAN is a specialist careers website for students and graduates from the ASEAN countries who are studying at universities in the UK. It currently includes specific sections for Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore, and more countries will be added in the future.

Visit www.gradlinkASEAN.com.

The site enables you to learn about graduate opportunities and connect with graduate employers in the ASEAN countries. It includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and news – plus Go-CV – a CV building and submission service that lets you pass your CV on to all or selected GradLink employers whenever you like.

Businesses: GradLink ASEAN is your free one-stop portal for connecting with high-quality ASEAN students and graduates who have studied in the UK. This is your opportunity to advertise vacancies and to search an extensive database of CVs of graduates from the top universities in the UK.

GradLink ASEAN is powered by the University of the West of England (UWE). The website was built by a UWE alumnus. GradLink ASEAN is free of charge to all.

All the presentation slides and notes from our recent Get Ready for Work events are now available. Visit https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/ and follow the ‘Workshops’ link under ‘Resources’ – you need to be logged into MyUni/Blackboard to view these resources.

Topics covered include:

  • LinkedIn
  • How to network effectively
  • What an employer wants
  • How to write successful applications
  • How to find graduate jobs
  • Interview technique

Jobs open days: Saturday 23rd May and Saturday 30th May, 10.00 – 13.00

60+ Campus Services vacancies available.

Campus Services will operate cafés, coffee shops, bars, sports and recreation facilities, grounds, buildings and other services.

Click here for information and contact details.

SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

With exam season in full swing, @Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe provide their top tips to keep calm and revise on: http://grad.li/14dIjD8

Finding graduate jobs
Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12.00 – 13.00

Looking for work after graduation and not sure where to look or when to start applying? This workshop will help you get a clearer picture of timescales, where to look for vacancies and develop a plan.

How do I develop my interview skills?
Thursday 23 March 2015, 13.00 – 14.00

Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews.

How to book:

For any workshop that you would like to attend, go to http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/index.html to register and book online. Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the event you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

I you have any queries about the booking system, please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk in the central hall on Level 3 of the Library.

Countryside Jobs Service

Countryside Jobs have just launched a new ‘Ask CJS’ service at www.countryside-jobs.com/CJS_Stuff/askCJS.html. It provides all the information required to contact them through various social media accounts as well as an online query form. It also has a link to a Helpful Hints page for advice and guidance when applying for a facancy and writing a CV.

We subscribe to the Countryside Jobs vacancy bulletins which you can access at https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/job-hunting/ – scroll down to “Green jobs”.

Save the date & win! Worried about your career prospects post-graduation? ACCA are hosting a free, online careers fair for finance and business students on the 23rd and 24th September. Over two days, there’ll be the chance to get specially created, free, useful advice on your future career and training. In 2014, ACCA invited more than 25 employers, including Mazars, Baker Tilly, Boots, Capita, EY, Ford Retail, Grant Thornton, TalkTalk, Johnson and Johnson, Zurich, Whitbread, Specsavers and more.

Visit ACCA Advantage from the comfort of your sofa for:

  • Over 100 live job vacancies for students and graduates
  • Advice on getting your dream job, CV building, job interviews and psychometric testing
  • Guidance from leading tuition providers
  • Employer booths where you can chat with top companies
  • The chance to apply for jobs during the event

ACCA are also offering you the chance to win an amazing, career-boosting prize worth over £1,300, including a bespoke CV and cover letter, interview coaching, personalised strengths tests and interview clothes vouchers.

To find out more, and to enter the competition, visit www.accaglobal.com/advantage

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GoinGlobal provides country-specific career and employment information including worldwide internship and job postings, H1B employer listings, corporate profiles and career resources for 30 countries.

The Careers and Employability Service at Swansea University has subscribed to this service so that our students can access it for FREE through the campus network at https://online.goinglobal.com/.

You can create a personal account from a computer on campus and then use that account to log in to GoinGlobal from a computer off campus through the link above.  See FAQs about GoinGlobal and the User Guide online.

Be inspired!

  • Find out about jobs that you had no idea you had skills for!
  • Generate new job ideas.
  • Think about what really motivates you.

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:  http://grad.li/1kWUo4u

Graduating this summer?

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GO Wales can offer you lots of opportunities:

  • Paid work placements
  • Jobs Growth Wales
  • Training Academies
  • Graduate Jobs

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The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

The full programme will be published on the Careers and Employability website during the week beginning 6 January 2014.

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

We arrange a number of events to help you improve our employability skills, give you access to recruiters and provide information about specific jobs.

Students who wish to attend any of these events will receive a notification informing them when booking is available.

Click this link to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.

Click here to download an overview of forthcoming talks and skills sessions.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Careers & Employability Helpdesk:  Open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm with the exception of Tuesdays when the Helpdesk opens at 10.00 am.

10MinutesWith.com

Swansea University has recently established a partnership with 10 Minutes With (www.10MinutesWith.com), an educational website designed to help students understand the true nature of different jobs.

Featuring short video-interviews with influential business leaders, 10 Minutes With helps students understand what working in a particular function would look like and the skills they require before launching specific career paths (whether in Finance, Marketing, Law, etc).

Recent interviews include:

  • Sandra Davis – Head of Family Law – Mishcon de Reya
  • Kevin Langley – Head of Client Support and Implementation – VISA
  • Chris Edginton – Senior Electrical Engineer – ARUP
  • Olga Lyudovyk – Head of Business Development (Asia) – Marks & Spencer

How to Gain Access to 10 Minutes With:

1. The simplest way to get started is to sign up for a username and password on the website at www.10MinutesWith.com; 2. Select the link New User in the top right corner of the front page; 3. From here you will be asked to enter your Swansea University email address; 4. Once this is done by clicking on the button, you will be asked to create your own account; 5. Once this is filled, you will be automatically sent an email with username and password; you will now have immediate access to the website.

Download some new leaflets from one of our Careers Advisers, Jennie Drewson:

Events – What’s on this academic year?

Where can I look for Graduate jobs?

Looking for part-time work

PwC

We’re delighted that PwC are sponsoring our Fair this year.  PwC is theUK’s largest professional services organisation who recruit into business areas such as Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Technology.  For information about careers with PwC and advice on developing your employability please visit www.pwc.com/uk/careers.  Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

For the full Careers Fair programme, please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents/.

During the next three weeks (Wednesday 5th June-Wednesday 26th June) each student or graduate who signs up to receive the latest job opportunities and  GO Wales news direct to their inbox will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Kindle Fire.

With new graduate jobs being added to the website daily can you afford to miss out on what could be the start to your dream career?

Join the GO Wales community and sign up at https://www.gowales.co.uk/en/Graduate/Home/SignUp.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promotion is open to undergraduates and graduates who have an address in Wales.
  2. GO Wales can support students who have completed their first year of study and are citizens of an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland).
  3. To enter into the giveaway participants must sign up to GO Wales via the website.
  4. The competition will run from Wednesday 5th June – Wednesday 26th June 2013.
  5. The prize is a Kindle Fire; to claim the prize the winner will be asked to forward their full address so that it can be sent via special delivery.
  6. If GO Wales is unable to contact the prize winner within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited. A new prize winner will then be randomly selected from remaining entries.
  7. Only one registration per person.
  8. The prize winner may be required to take part in related publicity and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.
  9. Losing entries will not receive any notification.
  10. GO Wales’ decision is final and no correspondence or other communication will be entered into regarding the draw other than as specifically contemplated in these rules.

Bright Futures recently hosted a conference attended by 120 students from over 40 universities, schools and colleges; careers advisers from 28 universities and 30 employers.

Click here to download the conference report on discussions about shaping the employability agenda to help students and new graduates meet economic and social challenges.

Penna, a global Human Resources services group, carried out a survey of 96 employers between July and October 2012 which you can download here.  It focuses on how recruiters use Social Media both personally and professionally, looking to gauge their success with regard to monitoring and managing their reputation, as well as covering more controversial issues such as using Social Media for recruitment and selection.  It also addresses the question of how applicants’ online presence may affect their employment prospects.

“The majority of companies have no policy in place for how Social Media should be used as part of the recruitment process; all the same, social content is still widely used to evaluate candidates. The message here is probably primarily for candidates – manage your accounts carefully and be clear in the segregation of your profiles between personal and professional. For recruiters there is clearly a need to think carefully about whether social information can be used to inform recruitment – as people share more, Social Media could well provide valuable insights as long as the information gained can be used objectively.”

As recently as 2010, Human Resources management generally felt uncomfortable about using Social Media for recruitment, but two years on the majority of graduate recruiters actively use it and support its use.  They recognise the importance of monitoring their own online presence across blogs, chatrooms, online news stories, Twitter, Facebook etc, and managing their branding in order to be the employer of choice and attract the best applicants.