So you’ve graduated, but what now.
The graduate unemployment rate is at its lowest in over 30 years. Finding a job should be easy right?
Not necessarily, competition has never been as high, there are more graduates finishing university than ever before.
Luckily for you there are more tools than ever to effectively job search, no matter what the industry.
University Careers Service
This is an invaluable facility. The careers office will have long-term relationships with businesses to aid you with your applications. They will also give you advice on preferable career routes based upon your requirements, personality and skills.
You will have seen them on TV, on your feed, even on the side of buses. The big names include REED, Totaljobs and CV Library. Apply for roles directly from the search or create a basic profile and allow recruiters to contact you.
The professional social media network, imagine Facebook but for business. This acts as an online CV in which you can connect with people within your network, share posts and build your personal online brand.
You will hear mixed reviews on recruiters, but a good one could really help you in your job search. They work as the middle person between you and the company. A good recruiter will be able to identify the right opportunities for you and help you prepare for potential interviews. Did we say you need to find a good one?
The New Method
A specialist graduate platform in which you can network directly with leading graduate employers. Whether you are still at university, just graduated, or finished university within the last three years you can create a FREE profile to showcase your skills, as well as showing your personality using images and video.
You will also get an in-depth understanding of a company through their dedicated careers page within the site. From here you can contact “Talent Advocates” within the business or apply directly to their roles.