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If you’ve recently graduated from university, you may be wondering what the next step is. Many people choose to start employment right away, whilst others embark on other paths such as travelling or further education like a masters degree. If you’ve decided that you want to start working, we know how challenging it can be to find a job within your degree field right away, which is why this blog post is here to help.
How to Find a Job as a Graduate
Finding a job with little to no work experience is a tough spot to be in these days. Depending on your field of work, you may run into some difficulty in the application process. In this blog post that Attic Recruitment helped create, we will be discussing how you can stand out from the crowd and help secure yourself a graduate job after finishing university.
Tailor your application
They say that looking for a job is a full-time job, and if you’re doing it properly, they aren’t lying! The reality of searching for a graduate job involves tailoring each job application. What this means is that to increase your chances of being picked for the first interview stage, you’re going to want to make your application as close to the job description as possible.
This involves reading what they are asking for in the job description and using those action words in your CV and cover letter. You have to make sure your CV matches what they’re looking for in order to stand out.
To do this you should make multiple CVs for the different roles you’re applying for. It may take a bit more effort, but it only takes one successful application for you to get the job!
Make connections on LinkedIn
Creating and using a LinkedIn profile is a great way to make connections in your industry field, and may even help you find a job. By kitting out your LinkedIn profile with your education, experience, and relevant keywords, you could attract the attention of recruiters.
Talking to recruiters is a great way to find work, as they are actively looking for the right candidate for their business clients. If you meet the criteria, they could set up a call with you and the hiring manager, which could lead to a job. If it doesn’t then you get valuable telephonic interview experience which can help you on your journey.
Go to a recruitment agency
One of the best and most effective ways to find a job right after graduation is through a recruitment agency. These agencies can be designed to find you the perfect job, as well as their clients the perfect candidate. If you fit the bill for certain positions, they can send the business your CV as well as interviewing you beforehand.
If you’re struggling to get your foot in the door after graduation, it may be very worthwhile to seek out graduate recruitment agencies to help you begin your career.