Over 500,000 students will graduate this summer. Over 80% find a job within 6 months according to the UK Higher Education Statistics Authority. Here's a quick guide from New Job Today that gives some suggestions in finding a job for graduates (and anyone hunting for a new job for that matter!)
Start early. The job market is competitive, so it's important to start your job search early. This will give you more time to research companies, find vacancies and submit your applications.
Tailor your CV and covering letter to each job that you apply for. Take the time to read the job description carefully and highlight the skills and experience that are relevant to the position. It is crucial that your CV and covering letter should be clear, concise, and error-free.
Practice your interviewing skills. First impressions do count! Your interview is your chance to make a good impression and show the employer that you're the right person for the job. Practice answering common interview questions and be prepared to talk about your skills, experience, and why you're interested in the position. Remember some interviews are online, so make sure you have access to appropriate phone or laptop with camera.
Don't give up. The job search can be tough, but it's important to stay positive and persistent. Keep applying for jobs and don't be afraid to reach out to employers directly.
Additionally, you might want to consider the following for getting a job locally after university.
Consider working in a sector that is growing in your area of study. This could include sectors such as technology, environment, digital healthcare, or education and applying for these vacancies.
Look for jobs that offer apprenticeships, internships or graduate schemes. These programmes can provide you with valuable training and experience.
Be willing to relocate or commute. If you're not finding any suitable jobs in your area, you may need to be willing to move to another part of the region.
I hope these hints from New Job Today help you in your job search after finishing Uni. Good luck!