When you graduate from university, one of the first things that you are going to need to do is apply for a job. For some graduates they are lucky enough to secure a role right after they graduate, but for others it can be an endless stream of cover letters and job applications and we know just how frustrating this could be.
To help those newly graduated students who want to kick-start their post-university career, we have put together our very own guide on the best way to find and secure the perfect graduate job for you!
- Always upload your CV to job sites
There is a good chance that you are going to be looking out for jobs that appeal to you, sending your CV over to different companies when they tempt you. However, a great way to up your chances of being recruited is to make the effort to upload your CV to different job sites so that potential recruiters can see your CV and contact you if they feel that you are a potential candidate; as well as you seeing them and applying to the roles they have available.
- Take the time to tailor your application
Chances are that you are going to be applying for more than one job at a time. Not only this, but your prospective employers will also be aware of this, but, with that being said, they always want to feel special. This means that it is vital that you tailor every application you make to that specific role or vacancy. That way you are going to be making sure that your application is most appealing, as well as they would not feel like you have sent out a huge bulk-load of them.
- Ask around about job opportunities
Most of the jobs that you are going to want to apply for are going to appear online or perhaps within a recruitment agency. With that being said, sometimes, just sometimes, any connections that you have might be the answer. It is likely that you will know people who work within or have an interest in the industry that you want to work for, so, why not ask them if they know of any job openings, or if they might have any advice for someone who you can speak to? You never know, they might just be able to point you in the right direction.
- Think about social media
We live in a world now whereby everything we do and say is online for all to see, and whilst this might be great for keeping in touch with your friends, some of the things that you have got up to might not be ideal for employers. We suggest that creating a LinkedIn account would be a great way to use a social networking platform to find your ideal grad job. This way, you are able to interact with different people looking for jobs, people that may ideally looking for the same job as you; as well as employers that are looking for candidates. LinkedIn is like a visual CV but via social media.
There are plenty of ways that you can increase your chances of finding the perfect job for you when you graduate. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and discover just what it is that you are waiting for
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