Getting a graduate job after uni can be difficult. Read on for advice to help you with your graduate job hunt.
What do you want to do?
If you’re unsure of your next move, don’t fret, most graduates won’t have a solid plan lined up for themselves. Use tools like this one for inspiration and do some research on any roles that take your fancy.
No matter what you’ve studied, your career options are not as limited as you may think. Around 60% of graduate employers will recruit graduates from any degree discipline.
So, if you’re wondering what to do with your degree, remember that many of the skills you’ve gained from your time at university are transferable and will be useful to your future employer.
Work on your CV
Your CV is your self-marketing tool. It’s what you’re going to use to convince potential employers you’re the right person for the job.
Possibly the greatest piece of advice we could give you in your job search is to customise your CV for each role that you’re applying to.
It’s competitive out there; the most desirable jobs will have a huge number of graduates applying.
A bespoke CV that mentions why you’d be good for this role specifically will help you stand above the rest.
For graduate CV tips, read here.
Unemployment can be pretty boring. To keep yourself motivated, you’re going to need a routine.
Give yourself planned working hours to focus on your job search.
Designate time for breaks and try to concentrate on your work between them.
At the end of the day, switch off from job hunting and relax. Nobody performs well when they’re overworked.
Celebrate small wins
You’re going to fail. A lot.
You’ll be told you’re underqualified.
You’ll feel like your graduate peers are getting ahead.
You’ll see the perfect job, write the best possible application, and then….. silence.
Failure can damage your morale, so it’s important to acknowledge the small wins of your job search.
Set realistic goals.
Perhaps it’ll be a certain number of applications made, a new interview secured, or even a LinkedIn profile updated. Whatever your goals are, celebrate regularly and keep up momentum.
Finally, don’t give up
You’ll get there. We believe in you.
Graduate developer opportunities
Want to secure a graduate position at a TOP organisation in the West Midlands?
If you’re in your final year of studying and want a fully-trained, well-paid, graduate developer position lined up, this one is for you.
Got a CV? You can read more and apply to the job here.
Don’t have a CV yet? That’s cool. You can register your interest in the position below and we’ll help you with your CV.