Nothing is guaranteed, but everything is possible: that is the ethos of the Flying Start Job Programme.
The Flying Start Job Hunt Programme speaks to students in a way that has never been done before: there are home truths, insider tips and a nurturing approach. There is a demand for hard work and a sense of initiative, but also a reassurance that all will be well for those who have the want to succeed and make their own way in the world.
The reality is that applicants for graduate and entry-level roles are not properly equipped with the skills needed for the applying and interviewing process.
Programme developer Tim Carrington has built his career over the last decade in the recruitment industry, but not before he worked across several sectors, acquiring skills across the board and taking valuable advice and life lessons from people in all walks of life. A successful business owner with global experience and a passion for helping young people, Tim decided something needed to be done to help our younger generation.
Tim is keen to ensure he passes on what he can to those just starting out. He is a motivator: dedicated to assuring tomorrow’s workforce is skilled, able and forward-thinking.
The Flying Start Job Hunt doesn’t set out to replace the conventional careers advisory structures that are in place. In fact, those structures are an essential cornerstone for youth. But, Tim is qualified- with proven results, to offer young job hunters this fresh take on applying for those first roles.
At the end of the course students are able to fill out the downlaoable form and send it back to him for review. This is all part of the service that the Flying Start Progamme offers. This is about students getting a qulaity experience and one they can thank Tim for later in life.
This will give you a bit of background to your graduate job hunt. It introduces the presenter and founder of Flying Start and sets you up for the rest of the course.
Download this workbook for your use during this course.
Do you know why you chose the career you did? It may seem obvious but when you are asked that by employers you need to have a story, a passion, a explanation as to why you wanted to start that career. This section will help you with this.
Some examples from recent graduates
A recap of some key points from section one
Can you explain why you want to work in a particular industry. Each industry is different so you need to explain to employers what it is that interested you. For example why apply to work as a graphic designer for Nike if you hate sports. OR Applying for a job as an accountant for Coke when you hate sugar drinks. Employers want to know you are passioniate about the industry they work in
Some examples from recent graduates
A recap of some points from section two
Knowing who you are and being self-aware is a powerful thing. Just because you don't have direct experience as a graduate doesn't mean to have no skills at all. If you are not sure why an employer should give you a job then how are they meant to be sure. Cut to the chase and matach your skills up to the job description.
Lets test you on some of the key points from section 3
Some important points from section four
Employers are spoilt for choice at the moment, supply and demand is working against you. The same old story often applies: “how can I get a job when I don’t have experience”
This document will help
We have put together a few key tips for you below; remember the more you put in, the more you are prepared!
Tim Carrington, founder of the Flying Start Job Hunt programme isn’t a careers advisor, but Tim is a guy who has a presentation that helps students avoid missing the main prize: their first career job.
Tim was a good student himself who worked hard and was liked by people he came in contact with. Tim spent 6 months after university looking for jobs. He applied for numerous jobs; for some he got through to interview stage, others he didn’t even get a reply.
Tim realised he didn’t know what he didn’t know about the recruitment process. Fast forward 10 years and Tim has been working in HR in New Zealand and overseas with the likes of British global recruitment company HAYS and Los Angeles-based global market support corporation AECOM, prior to founding Carrington Recruitment in 2011.
Having overseen thousands of job interviews and scholarship applications in his HR roles, Tim has identified consistent errors in job seekers and their job applications and interviews. Coupling his experience in the in-house HR sector with his recruitment agency, Tim has developed a successful formula for job seekers.
Finding a graduate role should be very important to you. It is that final step in the process of all this hard work. But just as Tim thought over ten years ago- “how do you know what you don’t know. How do you know what to expect? How do you also compete with the hundreds of applications for each job?”
The Flying Start Job Hunt programme teaches you what you need to do to help make the decision hard for the employers. It gives you the best chance of employment.