Workshop 10/9 Länka LinkedIn till ditt jobbsökande och din karriär!

I eftermiddag arrangerade Karriär & Jobb höstens första karriärworkshop på temat LinkedIn. Vi fick även fint besök av personal ifrån Drivhuset (hjälper studenter att utveckla affärsidér och erbjuder utbildning för egna företagare) och vår nya kollega Viktoria Brännström. De ville också lära sig mer om LinkedIn.

Workshopen innehöll diskussioner om:

  • Hur fyller jag i profilen?
  • Foto eller inget foto? (Måste absolut ha ett foto på LinkedIn!)
  • Rubrik som står ut! Den kan du ändra ofta och skräddarsy mot jobbet du vill ha 🙂
  • Nyckelord – tänk på hur du själv gör en sökning via google. Algoritmerna bakom LinkedIn gör att du får en träfflista vid sökning. Samma sak händer för en rekryterare eller chef på jakt efter nya medarbetare…
  • Lägg till intressant information om dig själv och visualisera med bilder/länkar
  • Skapa en personlig linkedin-länk
  • Hur använder jag LinkedIn för att nätverka professionellt?
  • Grupper – vad är de bra för på LinkedIn?
  • Att följa företag via LinkedIn – varför?
  • Rekommendationer kontra Endorsements…
  • Alumni
  • Hur gör en rekryterare med LinkedIn?

Nästa workshop med LinkedIn som tema är den 8/10. Anmäl dig via Future Finder. 


Varmt välkommen!

Peter/Karriär & Jobb

Tips från Rekryteraren…

HR-bloggen bör du ha ett öga på när det är dags för karriärövergång eller bara i rent utbildningssyfte. Här ett tips från en rekryteringskonsult: varje dag får jag telefonsamtal från kandidater som säger ”Jag har sett annonsen som ni har ute…” Annonsen till vilken tjänst? Jag vet inte om alla kandidater är medvetna om hur många rekryteringar vissa rekryterare arbetar med parallellt. Precis som andra människor finns det arbetstoppar för oss, och då gör man missar. Jag har ofta 10-15 uppdrag parallellt… Läs mer här http://blogg.hrsverige.nu/2013/03/27/rekryterarens-hjalp-mot-dromjobbet/

10 bästa tipsen för att få jobbet…

Det finns många aktörer ”där ute” som gärna vill hjälpa dig i att hitta jobbet. Här är ett exempel på en film som vi tycker är bra:

Vad är det då som ger dig möjligheten att tacka ja till ett arbete? Finns det ett enkelt svar? Career Learning Management – hur ser din lärprocess ut? Det tycker vi är intressant och fokuserar på när vi möter dig i olika karriäraktiveter på Malmö högskola.

Idagsläget upplever vi på Studier & karriär att studenter behöver utbilda sig i att skriva ett CV, hantera och förstå LinkedIn, förbereda sig inför jobbintervjun och nätverka professionellt. Det är upplägget för våra workshops under hösten. Fyra tillfälllen – thats it! Du väljer själv vilka och när. Smidigt, effektivt och utvecklande.

Fyra tillfällen och sedan flygfärdig…

Under höstterminen 2014 kommer vi att prova ett nytt koncept med fyra inriktningar på våra workshops:

1. Skriv ett säljande CV (3/9, 1/10, 27/10 och 26/11)

2. LinkedIn för studenter (10/9, 8/10, 5/11och 3/12)

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3. Spika jobbintervjun (17/9, 15/10, 12/11 och 10/12)

4. Nätverka professionellt (24/9, 22/10, 19/11 och 17/12)

Detta upplägg återkommer varje månad och erbjuds även på engelska. Fyra tillfällen – räcker det? Ja, vi vill optimera vår service och effektivisera för studenter vid Malmö högskola. Du väljer själv när men vi ser gärna att du börjar med CV-workshop. På fyra veckor kommer du att utveckla din förmåga att skriva CV, använda LinkedIn strategiskt, vara förberedd inför nästa intervju och nätverka professionellt. Du kan besöka en workshop i månaden under hösten och skaffa dig kunskap samt verktyg att hitta drömjobbet. Ja, komma så nära som möjligt i alla fall…

Vad ska man tänka på under studietiden?

Studenter

Frågan kommer alltid inför terminstart och ofta ifrån journalister med väldigt kort framförhållning… Nu i veckan var det dags igen och uppdraget var att ge tips på vad man ska tänka på under studietiden och hur man bäst söker jobb…

Tänker publicera frågorna på FB för att se vad man tycker är viktigt och tips på bra strategier.

Återkommer med någon form av summering.

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Practice Interview News Story

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On Thursday April 24th the Careers Centre organized a mock interview day for international student at Malmö University. The event was organized to help students prepare better for an increasingly competitive job market and we invited several external recruiters. This was a great opportunity for the students to experience the challenges of a real job interview, conducted by representatives from local employers.

The students had to prepare a number of possible interview questions and then deliver a presentation selling themselves and their skills to the recruiter. The recruiters also asked the students several follow up questions, analyzed the students’ performance and gave them direct feedback after the interview.

Click on the video below to see what one of the students thought about her mock interview.MockInterviewFeedbackYTThis experience gave the students a chance to develop some of the important key skills necessary for finding a job, for example how to prepare for the interview, body posture during the interview, how to dress and how to communicate in a professional way.

The event was a great success. All the students taking part in the practice interview felt this was really valuable and that they learned a lot just by doing this one interview. Also the recruiters really enjoyed it and found it worthwhile. They also commented on how valuable it is that the Career Centre organize activities to help students develop their employability skills. On May 20th this same activity will be repeated but for the Swedish speaking students at Malmö University. More information on Future Finder.

Published by Anna Persson Career Advisor @Malmö University

Published by Anna Persson Career Adviser @Malmö University

I would like to say well done to all of you students who participated in the Mock Interviews! Careers Service also would like to say a huge thank you to all the recruiters for giving up their time in order to support our students here at Malmö University!

 

Give your Job Search a Flying Start

Jet planeWhat are the most important things you could do in order to give your job search a flying start? Make a plan!

1. Having a plan helps to provide direction and focus. One of the reasons why people fail to achieve their goal is that they don’t have one. The same things goes for your job search, it requires a plan!

Write down what it is you want out of this job experience. You should also have a good understanding of WHERE you want to work. Write down your skills and the qualities you have, that make you unique.
Don’t keep everything in your head, you will probably go over and review so make sure you write everything down.

2. Your professional profile
Now when you have a plan, make sure you have a professional profile. If you are smart, you have already created a LinkedIn profile and started networking. The recruiters are on LinkedIn and they are always on the lookout for talent. Make sure you have an optimized profile where all your skills are included (same skills that you have in your plan).

3. Learn about the companies and organizations
Start making a list of the companies & organizations you would like to work in. Add some of their competitors to that list as well. Now start learning about them by following them on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Read their Career pages and Job postings. By reading about them you will begin to understand their language. When you apply for a job opening there you know how they speak and can mirror that in your resume and your cover letter.

4. Start documenting your “stories”
Think about personal stories, examples that you can tell in the interview and that reveal the skills and qualifications you have. Write that down too.  For example if you say you are a team player, think of a time when you were part of the team and what your contribution was.
Also think about personal stories that show how you learned lessons from failures and mistakes, handled change or made choices under pressure.

handstand5. Practice
Now, think like a recruiter and come up with a number of interview questions that you are likely to be asked during a job interview. Have a friend ask you the questions. Reflect on your answers, refine if you are not happy with the answer and practice again.

 

Remember ”Practice make Perfect” and ”Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance”!

 

Preparation is key when job interviewing

After you have spent all that time working on perfecting your CV and looking for the perfect InterviewSavvyGirlsfistjob, don’t forget the most important step in your job searching process: The interview preparation. If you want that job, you need to be Interview Savvy.
It’s true that you have been called to the interview because you have the necessary skills and the right experience. But don’t make the mistake of showing up at the job interview thinking it’s enough only to be your wonderful self. It’s a much longer walk than that.

A good resume will get you the interview but it doesn’t give you the job! That’s why you need to both prepare for the interview and practice and perfect your interviewing skills.
If you’ve never practiced an interview you are missing out on a great opportunity to understand how really you perform. How do you come across, sound, act and behave when you are face to face with a person who has the power of making a decision of hiring or not hiring?

Why are practice interviews important?
They help you practice answering difficult interview questions like “Why should we hire you?” or “What’s your greatest weakness?” It’s also a great opportunity to practice questions that you would like to ask the interviewer.

How to get the most out of a practice interview
Practice with an experienced recruiter or HR professional. In addition to the feedback given to you after the practice interview, also ask for their advice and view on different interview formats, such as phone interviews behavioral interviews, case interviews, or panel interviews.

How do practice interviews work?
It could vary depending on the person interviewing you. The interviewer will listen and provide feedback on how you answer the different types of interview questions, behavioral as well as traditional, with a good result. You should also prepare before the interview by taking time to review, and come up with answers to some of the most common interview questions. Very often the interviewer will also coach you on how to make a good first impression and a good closing statement at the end of the interview to leave a positive lasting impression.

A good advice is also to come to the practice interview dressed as if it was a real interview.

Careers Service at Malmö University offers you both the Interview prep and the practice interview so make sure you take advantage of these opportunities! Join our Interview Savvy workshop and do a Practice Interview with a recruiter or hiring manager.

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Practice Your Interview Skills

Practice job interviews before they take place is a smart strategy. Interviewkey
Job interviews used for training purposes go under the name mock interviews. It’s an ideal way to practice for job interviews because you’ll learn what to expect in a real  situation. The interviewer will provide you with constructive feedback and you’ll be able to modify your responses and interview behavior if necessary.

Careers Service will provide you with the opportunity to interview with a professional recruiter in April 2014. For more information and for signing up, please visit Future Finder. The event will be held twice: In Swedish April 3rd and in English April 24th.

How to prepare for a mock interview
Be sure to take your interview as seriously as you would an actual interview. Get ready for the interview just as you would for an interview with a hiring manager:

  • Arrive a few minutes early, and bring your resume and any other materials you would bring to a real interview
  • Bring a notebook to take notes on what your interviewer tells you
  • Dress in professional way, as you would for a real interview (By dressing up, you’re putting yourself in the frame of mind to take the mock interview seriously.)

Interview questions
Your mock interviewer will ask you a number of questions. Often questions are general and the type of questions you can expect in the first interview round.
You can also do mock interviews with friends and family. In that situation you have to put together a list of questions for your mock interviewer to use.

What are some of the benefits of a Mock interview?

  • It helps you reduce the stress about interviewing
  • You are provided with constructive feedback that will help you understand what you need to work on
  • Prepare you for tricky interview questions
  • Help you identify your strengths and weaknesses

Even if you think your interviewing skills are at a high level take it’s still a good idea to practice. There are always things that we can learn and improve on when it comes to making a great impression on a prospective employer!

Good luck with preparing for your mock interview!

 

Thank You!

With the 2013 fall semester soon coming to an end, we decided to seize the opportunity to thank those who contributed to our career workshops and activities this past semester!

We held a total of 12 career workshops over the course of the past 3 months, where we invited and had 23 guest speakers on board to hold these workshops for our students.  Our guest speakers came  from employers such as Dreamwork Scandinavia, Academic Search, EON, roi:recruit, TNG Group, YouCruit and Joblink, etc.,  and they brought with them a wealth of knowledge and information which they in turn shared with our students in order to better help equip them for their current and upcoming job searches.  Additionally, we internally held 11 CV workshops during this time-frame.  The students who attended our workshops ranged from bachelors to masters students coming for various programmes across the university, such as English Studies, International Relations, Computer Science, Leadership for Sustainability, Interaction Design, Public Health, etc.

On Tuesday of this week, we invited all of our guest speakers to join us for a thank you ‘fika’, and the day after, we had a similar event for the students who had actively participated in our workshops this past semester.  Our guest speakers and students were given the opportunity to mingle with one another, and we in turn received useful insight and feedback on the services we provide.  This will only help us better service our students in the future!

Karriärvägledare/Career Advisor

Annie Schreiter & Peter Martinsson our students in the future!

We can now wrap up and end this semester knowing that we have all expanded our network of contacts, we’ve become more knowledgeable about the job search process, and we can look forward to the year to come.

Happy holidays to all, we look forward to a successful and promising 2014!

Annie & Peter, Careers Service