Career planning advice
All careers are built up in steps and this part of targetjobs.co.uk covers the first stages in choosing a graduate career and seeking out your first job after graduation. It’s all about getting ideas about jobs by knowing your career options, exploring your skills and understanding your motivation, and then, of course, knowing where to look for graduate opportunities. Dip in, whatever stage you’re at. Even if you feel you’re up against a wall having left graduate job hunting and career plans a little late, covering the basics is the best way to boost your confidence and get back on track.
If you've been putting off your graduate job hunt because you don't know where to begin, here's how to get started.
What motivates you? Here are some ideas for careers that might satisfy your aspirations, whether you want to help people, travel, earn a big salary right from the start or create a lasting legacy.
Have you got the key skills graduate employers look for? You'll need to give examples of these essential competencies in your job applications and interviews to impress recruiters and get hired.
Graduate employers use a range of methods to recruit graduates. Our overview gives quick tips for each type of assessment.
Find out about the employers who are open to applications from graduates with 2.2 degrees.
Whether you’re trying to turn your internship into a graduate job offer or climb the career ladder in a permanent job, know how to increase your chances of success.
If you’re job hunting, look to your friends for support and inspiration. We’ve listed the eight ways they could help you at different stages of your job search.
Eight tips – from recent graduates and a parent – to help you out with this phase of graduate life.
Nearly 75,000 students can’t be wrong! Gain key tips from the Graduate Survey 2019 about how to get a graduate job and how to boost your employability.
Find out how to cope with applications and interviews when it feels (quite literally) like the end of the world.
Unsure how to work on your employability while in self-isolation? Here are our suggestions for what to do without leaving the house.
Discover the problems fellow students are experiencing and how they are dealing with them, along with tips for staying well enough to do university work as the world faces a pandemic.
Which sectors are surviving and struggling due to the pandemic? Find out how employers are adapting to coronavirus lockdown and what that could mean for your future job hunt.
Find out about where you are most likely to be offered a graduate job in the UK and beyond.
We’ve collected job hunting tips from executives and recent graduates working for some of the UK’s most popular employers so you can learn from their success.
It's easy to get disheartened if you're struggling to find work after finishing at university. Read on for tips on how to structure your graduate job hunt.
Need some ideas for what to do after university? Don't miss our at-a-glance guide to the famous graduates who studied your degree subject.
Do you want a job that will help save the planet? Find out about the range of green careers available and how employers are becoming more environmentally friendly.
We look into the TARGETjobs crystal ball for answers about how to give yourself the best chance of graduate job success in the year ahead, despite the coronavirus pandemic,
Whether you are chasing a similar career to your parents or breaking with tradition, your upbringing may influence your choice of job more than you realise.
How to stay motivated, organise your time and maintain a healthy balance in your life while applying for jobs after university.