Career Planning for Beginners

Whether you have a clear idea of what you want to do or have no idea at all, there is plenty of help available to you in the form of advice, guidance, information and support from Careers and Employment.

In your first year?  Planning early gives you plenty of time to decide what you want to do after graduation and ensure you have the skills and experience needed. It will also help you decide on the action you need to take to achieve your goals.

In the second year you may be considering a suitable placement and further developing your job hunting and career management skills. Attend recruitment fairs, careers events and guest lectures. Further develop your networks, build your online profile as well as your CV, and practice your interview & assessment centre skills.

The final year is when it all comes together - you will be continuing to research your options (graduate jobs, PG study, self-employment etc.) and consolidate your skills & experience. Meet  graduate recruiters face to face; refine your CV and perfect your application, interview and assessment centre techniques. Take advantage of our nationally recognised Career Mentoring Scheme or the Career Impact scheme to boost your profile.

See also Choosing your Career - for a step by step guide to planning your future.

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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 16:34