Finding a job or a career that you enjoy and suits you takes time. It's a project with various stages. One of the hardest tasks can be to understand and choose between the many opportunities available.
We encourage and support students to start exploring through research, networking, gaining work experience, and taking opportunities to develop skills and knowledge.
Current students have access to a wide variety of workshops, online tools and information, and one-to-one career guidance to help with exploring options.
Where to start?
Firstly, explore your skills and strengths and the sort of person you are. Ask yourself what knowledge, skills and experiences you’ve gained through your degree. Also analyse what experience you have built up from extra-curricular activities, such as clubs and societies, volunteering, hobbies and interests, independent travel or your part-time job. As far as employers are concerned, every experience counts, so don’t overlook anything.
Then take time to explore your options by looking at the different roles, sectors and further study available to you, and the skills and experience required.
Exploring through networking adds huge value to these steps, as you can find out the reality of the options you have read about. Use professional networking sites like LinkedIn to explore the career paths of others, such as other alumni or those working in organisations of interest to you.
Each step will take you closer to identifying where you might want to be.
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