Careers Centre Beyond legal research: Researching your Career – July 2010

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  • Careers Centre Beyond legal research: Researching your Career July 2010
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  • Careers Centre The ANU Careers Centre Career guidance Applications Resume Selection Criteria Job Interviews & Assessment Centres Employer information Career Resource Library Career related workshops CareerHub *services are for postgraduates too!!!
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  • Careers Centre Leichardt Scale Exercise Imagine this line represents your career. If X represents working in a university every day, and Y represents having no direct work within it, where would you like to be on this line? X---------------------------------------------Y
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  • Careers Centre Career Development the basis of Career Decision Making You Jobs Employers Common denominator?
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  • Careers Centre Your Preferences Imagine there are only 4 jobs to choose from: Set Designer Actor Ticket Seller Lighting Technician Which would you choose and why?
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  • Careers Centre Career Values Values poker- what are you top 2 cards?????
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  • Careers Centre HANDOUT.. My top two work values are -------------------------- ---------------------------
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  • Careers Centre Career Decision making requires information about Jobs ..What would my future job involve? What duties would I be involved in on a day to day basis?
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  • Careers Centre Career Decision making requires information about Employers .. What type of organisation would I like to work for? What sort of work culture would I be the most comfortable and productive in? Eg. Different work cultures APS vs Corporate Law vs Academia vs NGO
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  • Careers Centre If you are not sure of where you want to work in the future or in what capacity.. Use this format to refine your choice Career choices, like any other life choices are based on information The more specific you can be, the more informed your job search will be..
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  • Careers Centre A more fundamental postgrad issue.. Your degree can be viewed as both a package of knowledge, and a set of skills. As well as technical skills, your PhD provides you with Transferable skills
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  • Careers Centre How research enhances your career Unique skills & knowledge set Highly creative & innovative Highly developed analytical/problem solving skills Excellent project & self management skills Strong communicators (teaching, writing, persuading, conference presenting) Not just to clarify career choice, but to prepare you for behaviourally based selection processes. Generic? (context and associated language can be incredibly important)
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  • Careers Centre GDS Stats Who might employ you Some options to consider: Academia (in Australia) different pathways Academia (abroad) Australian Public Service (APS) Private sector (including private sector research) Consulting (selling your knowledge) * time spent on getting your next consultancy Entrepreneur (selling your ideas) Not-for Profit Consulting firms
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  • Careers Centre GDS Stats Employment Outcomes 2007- general overview: 77.8% of postgraduates were available for full-time employment 89.5% of those were in a full-time position at the time of the survey 5.9% of postgraduates were undertaking further full-time study
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  • Careers Centre Outcomes 26.8% of graduates from research masters/PHD awards were in their first full time employment position This figure is not as high as Bachelor degree students (60.6% in first full-time employment)
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  • Careers Centre Median Salaries The median salary for research masters/PHD graduates was $64,000 Where they were in their first full-time employment, this figure was 6.2% less This demonstrates the value employers place on previous work experience
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  • Careers Centre Where to from here? In 1 years time Id like to be working as a? (job) In a ? (organisation) In 5 years --------------------------- ---------------------------- How do I get there?
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  • Careers Centre In summary Career Planning leads to informed career choices while there is always a place for serendipity, knowing what you want ( values ) and what you are skilled at leads to smarter job search! Good luck in your brilliant careers!