Save money whilst looking for a job
You know it makes sense…keep your part time job going whilst job searching for your ideal job post-graduation. Making sure that you are still working shows commitment and willingness to work. It also means you don’t have to miss out on having a bit of fun on the weekends too!
Tailor your applications
It might sound obvious that not every job is the same, but you would be surprised at how many students use the same covering letter and CV for very different jobs. For example, if you are applying for agency style work, sell yourself…try and be personable and make it reflect your personality.
It’s not what you know it’s who you know
Be proactive, find out where you can network with people within your industry. You never know who you might meet, so be open minded and willing to learn from others.
Don’t dismiss SME’s!
In 2016, 5.4 million SMEs made up the number of overall businesses in the UK which equates to 99% of all businesses. In a smaller business you undoubtedly have more of a chance to stand out, undertake more responsibility and definitely multi task. In a TUC survey it was found that employees that work in smaller companies were happier on the whole than other workers. Now that is food for thought…
All experience is good experience
Learning doesn’t end when you land your job. Stay curious and follow trends that are happening within your industry. Learning isn’t about reading books, it is about meeting new people, having a new conversation and asking a question you’ve always wanted answering.
The best bit? As University of Huddersfield Graduate you automatically become a member of the Grad Jobs Bureau, and continue to receive support from the Careers Service after graduation! Therefore, if you are still unsure about your career or simply want to gain more information about further study please do come and visit us or get in contact.
Grace Lenihan, Careers and Employability Service, Students Careers Champion.