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Networking tips for graduate job hunters

Want to know how to get the most out of graduate careers fairs and events? Keen to take control of your online presence and use social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to further your career, while making sure that employers don’t stumble across anything you’d rather they didn’t see? Find out how networking can help you in your job hunt and pick up tips on how to present yourself. Our advice will help you build and maintain your network, banish shyness and learn how to make your own personal elevator pitch to sell your skills to employers.

How to sell yourself if you're a shy job hunter

Selling yourself effectively in your applications and interviews for graduate jobs can feel uncomfortable if you're naturally self-effacing. Here's how to get yourself into the right frame of mind for your graduate job hunt.


Careers event tips: what to wear and how to prepare

Here are our top tips for students and graduates on how to dress to meet employers at university recruiter events, networking sessions and career fairs.


How to network at careers events

Even the most confident of us can get tongue-tied when starting conversations with potential employers. Follow our tips on how to communicate at networking sessions, employer presentations, careers fairs and other graduate recruitment events.


How to make the most of graduate job fairs

Graduate careers fairs are a great way to meet recruiters, find out more about employers and industries, and hunt for jobs. Read on for tips on how to get organised to make the most of your time and to enjoy all the fun of the fair.


The graduate’s guide to creating the perfect LinkedIn profile

Building a strong LinkedIn profile page is the first step towards using the online network to find job opportunities (or be found for jobs) and to grow your professional network. We guide you through what you need to include and how you should approach each section.


How to use LinkedIn: research, networking and building your brand

The more you put into LinkedIn, the more you’ll get out of it. Find out how to use the service to help your job hunt, improve your applications and build your network.


Virtual careers fairs v. in-person careers events: the key differences

Everything you need to know about online careers fairs and other careers events – from how virtual fairs work to who’s running them.


Virtual careers fairs: how to stand out to employers online

TARGETjobs’ tips for before, during and after a virtual careers fair, from how to create an eye-catching event profile to how to talk to employers online.


How LinkedIn can get you a job in a pandemic and beyond

Watch our webinar – or read our summary – to discover a different way to launch your career, one that looks beyond advertised vacancies.


Social networking and graduate recruitment: manage your online reputation

Your online presence should help, rather than hinder, your job hunt. Pick up tips for how to balance your personal and professional use of social media.


Interview introductions: how to perfect your personal pitch

Being able to succinctly explain your achievements and career goals is crucial to making a good first impression, whether you are talking to recruiters at careers fairs, doing the 'small talk' at assessment days or answering the interview question 'tell us something about yourself'.