By Paul McClatchie
Tuesday 17th September 2013.
Careers Advice and CV/Interview Preparation
Agenda
• Introduction
• Your world class CV & the Job Search
• The Interview/Assessment
• Q & A
The Current Market
• Recruitment firms are busy – Plenty of jobs for professionals
• Extremely competitive
• Employers are...
Buoyant Sectors
• Financial Services
• Insurance
• Banking
• MNC’s
• Shared Service Centres (SCC’s)
• Exporters / Internat...
Salaries
• Stable
• Slight improvement in buoyant sectors
• Overall no change from Last year
Typical : Newly qualified ACC...
30 seconds to make an impression.
Your CV - Your Advert
Our approach to transition
Your CV
CV FORMAT
• CONTACT DETAILS
• PROFILE
• CAREER & ACHIEVEMENTS
• EDUCATION & TRAINING
• OTHER SKILLS & INTEREST
CAREER OBJE...
VISUAL
SIZE MATTERS
< 1000 WORDS
FONT
WHITE SPACE
CONTENT
Biographical
Key Words
Complexity
What does an employer want to see
Begin with the end in mind
Can someone out sid...
EVIDENCE & CREDIBILITY
● Managed a team of 6 people
● Organised budgets and targets for the group
● Recruited and intervie...
EVIDENCE & CREDIBILITY ● Managed a team of 6 people
~ they hated my guts
● Organised budgets and targets for the group
~ n...
Why even after reading you may have spelling ‘msiteaks’
“Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t
mttaer...
Language
Organized / Color
Your vs. You’re
Led vs. Lead
Accept vs. Except
…also be careful of jargon
Be careful of what you write!
“I am about to enrol on a Business Degree. I feel that this
qualification will prove detrime...
Only 4 ways to find a job
• Direct applications to companies
• Advertisements – online / offline
• Recruitment Consultants...
Publications & Useful Websites
How Companies Search and how candidates look
1. From Within
2. Using Proof
3. Close Colleagues
4. Trusted Agencies
5. Adve...
Networking
The Interview
Types of Interview / Assessment
• Biographical Interview
• Competency based Interview
• Other: Panel/ Stress
• Psychometri...
What an employer wants to know
Can you do the job?
Do you want the job?
Do we like you?
Preparation is 90% of the interview
Prepare
Prepare
Prepare
First impression
Research
• Google.com and Google.ie. Bing, yahoo
• Bodies / institutions
• CSO/ ESRI
• People who work there
• Suppliers
•...
STAR
S ituation T ask A ction R esult
What an employer wants
In the current market:
• Value
• Specialism
• Understanding of Profit
• Clear understanding of the ...
Studies of communication
Body language:
Tone of Voice:
What you say:
55%:
38%
7%
Actions
 Know your facts and figures
 Prepare a world class cv which is targeted
 Understand how to interview well and ...
Some Good Advice!
 Don’t forget transferable skills on your CV – Any leadership or
mentoring roles are always a good thin...
Some Good Advice Part 2
 Make sure that results are highlighted on CV (e.g.
Leaving Cert points, expected degree result e...
And Finally…
CONTACT DETAILS:
Paul McClatchie (class of 2001!)
Manager, Careers Register
Paul.mcclatchie@careers-register.com
Questions...
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  • Lets look at what is in your controlResearch on the companyThe first impressionGreat answers for 80% of the questions
  • So what first impression do you make – how would you know - go to 3 recruiters and ask (I thought your beads made you seem very academic, I thought you talked too fast and felt you came across aggressive etc).Know the 4 things that make the first impression - handshake, smile, clothes and eye contactDo you know your strengths – have you been given proper feedback – are you accepting of feedback, you will know if you are because if you are you get it….just so you are aware most people are not!If you do all of this you will be able to improve the first impression and continually improve on your strengthsLook to do other tests - do you know of Joharis window? A tool to help people with interpersonal comms and relationships
  • Wit talk sept 2013

    1. 1. By Paul McClatchie Tuesday 17th September 2013. Careers Advice and CV/Interview Preparation
    2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • Your world class CV & the Job Search • The Interview/Assessment • Q & A
    3. 3. The Current Market • Recruitment firms are busy – Plenty of jobs for professionals • Extremely competitive • Employers are very selective • (Big 4 firms started re-hiring in 2011)
    4. 4. Buoyant Sectors • Financial Services • Insurance • Banking • MNC’s • Shared Service Centres (SCC’s) • Exporters / International Co’s. • Pharmaceutical / Healthcare
    5. 5. Salaries • Stable • Slight improvement in buoyant sectors • Overall no change from Last year Typical : Newly qualified ACCA – industry position 40 / 45k • After 3 years – 55k • After 5 years – 65/70k
    6. 6. 30 seconds to make an impression. Your CV - Your Advert
    7. 7. Our approach to transition Your CV
    8. 8. CV FORMAT • CONTACT DETAILS • PROFILE • CAREER & ACHIEVEMENTS • EDUCATION & TRAINING • OTHER SKILLS & INTEREST CAREER OBJECTIVE REFERENCES X
    9. 9. VISUAL SIZE MATTERS < 1000 WORDS FONT WHITE SPACE
    10. 10. CONTENT Biographical Key Words Complexity What does an employer want to see Begin with the end in mind Can someone out side your industry understand your cv
    11. 11. EVIDENCE & CREDIBILITY ● Managed a team of 6 people ● Organised budgets and targets for the group ● Recruited and interviewed staff ● Motivated and built morale ● Responsive to customer queries and issues
    12. 12. EVIDENCE & CREDIBILITY ● Managed a team of 6 people ~ they hated my guts ● Organised budgets and targets for the group ~ never got one number correct ● Recruited and interviewed staff ~ the main reason people did not join ● Motivated and built morale ~ told awful jokes that no one liked ● Responsive to customer queries and issues ~ Sent all calls to voicemail What’s the difference between what you did and the guy who got fired?
    13. 13. Why even after reading you may have spelling ‘msiteaks’ “Arocdnicg to rsceearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are in the rghit pcale. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit pobelrm. Tihs is buseace the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”
    14. 14. Language Organized / Color Your vs. You’re Led vs. Lead Accept vs. Except …also be careful of jargon
    15. 15. Be careful of what you write! “I am about to enrol on a Business Degree. I feel that this qualification will prove detrimental to me for future success.” Hobbies: “enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians.” “I received a plague for Salesman of the year 2006.”
    16. 16. Only 4 ways to find a job • Direct applications to companies • Advertisements – online / offline • Recruitment Consultants / Head-hunters • Using Your Network
    17. 17. Publications & Useful Websites
    18. 18. How Companies Search and how candidates look 1. From Within 2. Using Proof 3. Close Colleagues 4. Trusted Agencies 5. Adverts 6. Cvs on file
    19. 19. Networking
    20. 20. The Interview
    21. 21. Types of Interview / Assessment • Biographical Interview • Competency based Interview • Other: Panel/ Stress • Psychometric Tests • Assessment Centres
    22. 22. What an employer wants to know Can you do the job? Do you want the job? Do we like you?
    23. 23. Preparation is 90% of the interview Prepare Prepare Prepare
    24. 24. First impression
    25. 25. Research • Google.com and Google.ie. Bing, yahoo • Bodies / institutions • CSO/ ESRI • People who work there • Suppliers • …lastly their website.
    26. 26. STAR S ituation T ask A ction R esult
    27. 27. What an employer wants In the current market: • Value • Specialism • Understanding of Profit • Clear understanding of the company • ….not their website
    28. 28. Studies of communication Body language: Tone of Voice: What you say: 55%: 38% 7%
    29. 29. Actions  Know your facts and figures  Prepare a world class cv which is targeted  Understand how to interview well and prepare prepare prepare  Know your value to an organisation  Follow up – show determination  Start networking  Improve your personal awareness  Improve your skills, knowledge and research ability  Enjoy yourself!
    30. 30. Some Good Advice!  Don’t forget transferable skills on your CV – Any leadership or mentoring roles are always a good thing and public speaking or presentations delivered  Publications, blogs and articles are a brilliant way to showcase your area of interest, expertise and employers will be impressed (legal will be anyway!)  Get involved in networking and business groups at your earliest opportunity. A competitive market leads to an emphasis on business development at an earlier stage in the career
    31. 31. Some Good Advice Part 2  Make sure that results are highlighted on CV (e.g. Leaving Cert points, expected degree result etc.)  Provide date/ year on all roles  Ensure that there are no gaps on CV  Often CV’s are very brief- so it’s really important to expand on experience to date (especially any relevant experience or internships etc.)
    32. 32. And Finally…
    33. 33. CONTACT DETAILS: Paul McClatchie (class of 2001!) Manager, Careers Register Paul.mcclatchie@careers-register.com Questions & Thank You

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