Career planning advice for students and graduates
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.
Not all graduate employers specify that they want applicants to have a 2.1. If you're concerned about how a 2.2 will affect your chances, our advice will help you make the most of your degree.
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.
Find out about graduate employment in different parts of the UK and the rest of the world, and the graduate starting salaries on offer.
For success in your graduate job hunt in 2017, check our seven must-know tips on topics ranging from the hot trends in recruitment to how to make the most of a 2.2.
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.
More help from TARGETjobs
- Work experience and internships advice
- In depth advice on main graduate careers and professions
- Guide to graduate schemes and graduate training
- Employer hubs: info on graduate employers and tips to get hired
- Get the Inside Buzz on graduate recruiters: graduate and intern employer reviews
- Graduate job search
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