Erica Tyson University Liaison Officer, IMA [email protected]
Clement W. Jones Lecture
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What kind of role?
What kind of organisation?
Sector, status, size ....
Don’t be put off by the job title
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Accountancy Banking Distribution Insurance Journalism Marketing Public relations Purchasing Sales Careers Open to All Graduates Administration IT Financial Mang’t Leisure/tourism Human Resources Retail Transport Social Work
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Careers Specific Options with Maths Further Study, Research, Teaching IT, Operational Research Gov Statistical, Security Services Engineering & Engineering Consultancy Management Consultancy Actuarial, Investment, Pensions, Financial modelling, Product pricing Meteorology Environment Patents Statistics – Pharma, Health, Data mining, Market Research
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Useful sites Career profiles/advice:
Find a PhD:
Plus Careers Library:
Travels in a Mathematical World podcast:
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Careers fairs Presentations Company web-sites, annual reports (text) Alumni People you know Social media – LinkedIn groups Careers service – resources for helping and checking CVs and applications, notices of vacancies and opportunities
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Skills of a Mathematician QAA Benchmark Statement for Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR) graduates
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general study skills independent learning independent working pursuing problem solution to conclusion time-management and organisation
adaptability general IT skills
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transferring knowledge between contexts logical and analytical problem solving highly developed numeracy general communication skills
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What do employers think?
Employability Transferable skills Behaviours Competencies
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Building Your CV Strengths Interests Societies - Visits, Talks, Events, Committees Work experience, Volunteering, Education Outreach Team activities – participating reliably, organising Creative/Practical/Languages/Programming – keeping up skills, building, developing, adding new ones
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They want to hire you Talk to them, back up your application Know about them – web, annual report, share price/league table position Use their info, themes – show your experience/enthusiasm fits Specific concise examples. What, why, result, even better if.
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Who are the IMA?
Professional Body and Learned Society for Mathematicians
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IMA Membership Recognition Development Participation Information
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Benefit of Membership and Participation Demonstrates you take your career and your development seriously and supports you in achieving your goals
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Get the best from work experience
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What skills can they give you/ do you plan to acquire ?
Clear objectives and Reviews
SMART Training/Coaching Work with experts/people who are good at what they do.
Opportunities to present, write reports/papers Ask questions, Seek feedback
Prof. Clement W. Jones CMath FIMA
Application takes time and effort Up to date CV - tailor to fit Strengths, Awards, Prizes Work or voluntary experience Team activities – sport/societies/social Creative/Practical/Languages Programming skills Follow the instructions, Use the opportunity Long text question – they want answers Double check for typos/mistakes
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Initial Professional Development The route to CMath CMathTeach or CSci Developing competence Achieving professional standing
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