Lots of people will tell you that you should have started applying for work before graduating and not left it until you left? This is at all helpful advice. The fact is you are where you are and you are now ready to start applying for jobs. However, where do you start? Most graduates, admit to us that the advice they received from their University’s Career Service wasn’t really very helpful. We would also warn you against the dangers of using old-fashioned CV format and disregarding the opportunities that can be developed by using social media – most notably LinkedIn.
The first thing you need to do after graduating is have a very clear picture of what career or profession you want to enter. In truth, this is about the only time in your life when you will have this decision. Once you settled into your new graduate level job, you will find that employers will begin to pigeon-hole you as being what you have chosen to do. There is an opportunity to chance career later on, and we can help, but it is best to get off to a good start.
BY: Sarah Berry
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