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Soon-To-Be Graduates, What’s Next?

Some people are lucky enough to finish University and know exactly what they want to do instantly. For lots of us, this isn’t the case and it can be a REAL struggle trying to decide what’s best. In order to help you work out what you want to do, we have gathered some of your options:

Gain Experience

If you really don’t know what you want to do, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Gaining experience is a great way of testing the waters and seeing what’s right for you. It’s beneficial to do so in a broad role so that you can get a good insight into lots of different job roles. Even just shadowing different people can be really beneficial. It helps you get a good insight into what people’s job roles actually consist of. By carrying out some work experience it will give your CV that extra boost and help you to stand out from the crowd!


Keep Learning

Do you enjoy learning? If you think you can handle an extra year of University, then do it! Completing a master’s is very impressive and can really benefit your career path. If you are no longer interested in your degree subject, complete a master’s in a different field. This will open doors to lots of other opportunities. Have you considered training to be a teacher? If so, a PGCE (or equivalent) may be next in store for you. Before making any final decisions, make sure that a postgraduate course is definitely the right option for you. Some courses can be quite costly so it’s best to avoid making any expensive mistakes.


Take a Gap Year

If you are really not sure what you want to do, don’t just decide to do something for the sake of it. Taking a year out will enable you to take your time in deciding what it is you actually want to do. You may decide to go away and explore different countries or you may just decide to stay at home and start working on a project or business venture. Whatever it is that you decide to do, it doesn’t matter that you haven’t got a job straight away, everyone is different and some of us just need that year out. If you do decide to go away, it might be worth taking part in some volunteering work or an internship. This will enable you to fill the gap on your CV with new skills and any additional experience.

Consider a Grad Scheme

If you really enjoyed what you studied at University, a grad scheme might be for you. Grad schemes are great opportunities for those of you who want to enter the world of employment but don’t feel quite ready to set off on your own yet. The duration can range from a few months to a couple of years and often lead to a permanent job. Grad Schemes are great ways of learning and developing your skills whilst earning money. It might be worth looking at your dream company to see whether they have any opportunities. Grad schemes are the perfect starting points, especially if you want to work your way up in a big company.


Dive into a Graduate Job

If you are lucky enough to know what you want to do, it might be time to begin your job search. Begin your search by looking at your desired role and the requirements. If your skills and experiences don’t match, it’s worth taking time out to learn the required skills for the role. If you want that extra assistance with your job search then it’s definitely worth calling up a recruiter and letting them know what you are looking for so that they can keep an eye out for any roles for you. Looking for a job in digital? Check out our job board for lots of amazing graduate opportunities.

One Comment

  1. nisha gupta

    Hi, Very nice post. Really informative posts. Keep posting this kind of useful post. Thank you..

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