How to score a grad job
It’s not too late to land your dream job after uni
Exam pressure is heating up, the library is getting even more packed, you’re eternally stressed about getting a 2:1 and you haven’t sorted a job yet.
Don’t sweat, it’s not too late to get a place on a grad scheme or land the career of your dreams.
If you’re worried about being the only one of your mates who ends up without the job they deserve – here’s our tips on how to get employed after uni.
Go on a wild CV spree
Not recommended for the faint-hearted. This involves painstakingly applying to absolutely every job opportunity you happen to spot online.
From toilet cleaner to telecommunications specialist applications, nothing is out of reach for the CV scatterer.
Unfortunately spamming employers with the same generic application is unlikely to ever get you anywhere in this absolutely vicious job market. It might be better to pick a tighter focus.
Use a recruitment agency
Why wouldn’t you sign up when a recruitment agency will do all the hard work for you? Without lifting a finger you could score your dream job.
Our top pick is Instant Impact, the UK’s leading graduate recruitment agency.
Even during the most stressful nights of exam season, it’s extremely easy to apply and only takes 10 minutes to upload your CV – then you just tick your preferences.
You can snap up a full time role in every sector, from fashion to finance and all roles are paid.
What’s more, the service is completely free.
Choose death by internships
A few weeks or even a month or two on work experience is fantastic CV fodder.
But when you’re interning for months on end, starving yourself just to afford transport costs to a dreary office just to fetch tea all day, something has to change.
If working for free sounds like hell, you could pick up a paid internship here.
Admit defeat and do a masters
Let’s be honest, immediate employment isn’t for everyone. Who wouldn’t take the chance to escape the real world for another year and dive back into uni life?
But with fees pushing nine grand without the chance of a government loan, a masters certainly isn’t for everyone.
Maybe it’s time you finally started chipping away at your mountain of student loans and signed up to a recruitment agency instead.
Still stuck for job ideas? Recruitment agency Instant Impact are holding a huge range of free employability events in London this summer.
Their annual careers week takes place between the 22nd and 26th of June – Book in here.