Published: 6 December 2017

Finding meaningful work experience in your final year

Kick Start

Are you struggling to find evidence to use in your job applications? Don’t panic, it’s not too late to get some.

Here are our top tips to get you started:

  • Come out of the shadows – Shadowing is often quick and easy to arrange and any experience in a managerial context can be useful. If you have a part-time job, can you use your connections to shadow senior staff? If not, target companies relevant to your aspirations and make contact and arrange some work experience. They may be more receptive than you think!
  • It’s not what you know, it’s who you know – Attend our career events and make the effort to speak to any graduate employers that attend. Making a good impression in person can be a sneaky shortcut to the application process.
  • Volunteer – There are hundreds of opportunities to volunteer across the city both on campus and outside. Be proactive, get involved and make the opportunity work for you. Plus, volunteering always looks great on the CV.

Look out for the team on University Square on Thursday this week – we’ve also invited some organisations along who have volunteering and paid opportunities for students.

It’s also a great opportunity to speak to our team about the careers support that’s available, finding graduate jobs, and what you need to be doing right now to prepare for your graduate career.

Alongside activity out on campus, we’re also running a number of events in our careers centre that will help you – click here to have a look at what’s on.

Class of 2018 – The time is now!

We are here to help you through every stage of the recruitment process – from finding graduate opportunities, making applications, preparing for assessment centres and practising for interviews.

For more information on our support for the #Classof2018 visit our website, connect with us on social media or drop in and see us.

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