(2011) Participant observation: a guide for fieldworkers. direct=true&db=bth&AN=4528438&site=eds-live&group=trial. 3) Start early and be proactive: I started to look for a job in October when the Masters commenced.
Nevertheless, I decided to attend some of the 'Student Careers & Skills' services seminars, in particular how to build a CV and a Cover Letter, and some one-to-one sessions to assess the quality of my CV.
This was very useful and allowed me to modify my CV to be in line with the UK market expectations.
4) Seek help from the WMG and Warwick support functions if needed: I have already mentioned the 'Student Careers & Skills', but inside WMG there are other source of information and support available.
WMG actively look out for job opportunities for their graduates and email out about opportunities that you can apply for.
For example, during my career in banking, I was a consultant doing regulatory issues/project management activities on one side (more of a ‘soft skill’ job), but also I was involved in risk model building and assessment (more of an ‘analytical’ job).
This allowed me to understand that I much prefer analytical roles, thus my research for a new job has focused on the latter.I see three benefits in starting early: (i) you have not fully started with your project, thus you can dedicate time to job hunting; (ii) more jobs are available, thus more choice and probably less competition; and (iii) you start to get a grip on the kind of selection process that UK companies employ - which can be very different to what you are used to in your home Country (this is certainly true for Italy) - such as CV screening, competency questions, on-line tests (numerical, psychometric, verbal reasoning, etc.), phone/video interviews, and - most importantly - the final assessment centre.Because this is a very intense and challenging process, the more you ‘practice’, the better you become.Nevertheless, my suggestion is to try to explore during the masters what you are good at and what you enjoy e.g.do you enjoy more of the ‘strategic/planning’ bit of a task, or more the ‘analytical calculations’ of it?I am Mattia, and I commenced study at WMG on the MSc in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM) after more than 5 years of work experience in the financial and banking industry in London and in Italy (my own country).I decided to change my career because I did not fully enjoy what I was doing in the banking sector, and I thought (before starting the masters), and I now strongly believe that Supply Chain Management and working for a manufacturing company is what I would like to do in my future career. (no date) ‘Action Research for Management Research.’ Available at: id=333855&entityid=https://idp.uk/idp/shibboleth.‘Revisiting the quantitative-qualitative debate: implications for mixed-methods research’ (no date) Qaulity & Quantity, pp. Available at: https://0-link-springer-com.uk/article/10.1023/A:1014301607592. Coming from the “professional” world, as opposed to being a new graduate, probably helped me in understanding the mechanisms and the factors that can improve the chances of getting a job. Before though, I would like to stress the fact that everyone has different backgrounds and skills and probably different approaches to this, but I hope that my experience can help in having a different point of view on this matter.I believe that there are four elements that contribute to successful job hunting.