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 that 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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to deal with – and plan for – applications and interviews when the coronavirus pandemic has thrown so many things up in the air.
Unsure how to work on your employability while social distancing? Here are our suggestions for what to do without leaving the house.
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.
Recession proof your job hunt by following these seven steps, which will help you to face the competition and stay focused.
We caught up with three recent graduates who, perhaps against the odds, managed to finish their masters and find employment during the coronavirus pandemic.
'Where' you want to work is sometimes just as important as 'what' you want to do. We look at where job vacancies are concentrated.
Stand the best chance of job-hunting success in 2021 by keeping in mind these ten things.
Dealing with stress is difficult, but it is a skill you can hone by understanding what causes and what releases your stress.
Keeping in mind your own mind when helping a friend through mental health struggles is crucial for the both of you, so TARGETjobs has partnered with UK mental health charity – Student Minds – to give advice for approaching this.
If discussing your mental health with somebody new feels daunting, some preparation might help. Here are some tips from a counsellor, GP and university tutor.
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.