Welcome to the new Newsletter for Finalists
from Careers Network
Here you will find information about the latest events, resources and opportunities for you!
During your final year, you will receive newsletters from Careers Network providing you with information on upcoming career events and useful places to find roles.
Nilesh, Deborah, Eve, Gill, Joss and Sally are your Careers Consultants and you can book appointments with them to discuss anything from your CV, to interview technique, to helping you with your career planning. So do get in touch for support! Look out for details on how to book appointments below.
Are you looking for a graduate job, considering further study or just thinking through your options?
Obviously COVID-19 has impacted on every aspect of our lives. When you are considering what to do after university, you may find your plans will be delayed or have changed. Some people aren’t able to work outside their home at the present time due to health issues, so consider what you are prepared to do currently. Whatever your situation, what you do have now is time for reflection and research. Reflection: What do you want from a job? What do you like/not like? What comes easy to you and what gives you energy? Why not book a career consultation to talk this through and visit the Explore career options pages of our website:
Research: Use this time to really research ideas – this is vital so you can see what there is to choose from. Get started using the Propsects Job Profiles. Follow employers you’d like to work for on social media and keep up-to-date with developments in the sector you’re interested in. Use LinkedIn to look at profiles and if you haven’t used it before maybe now is the time to start.
On Demand Presentations
Check out our new Careers Network Learn module CA007
where you can find a series of helpful videos such as:
Sort your career in your final year
Planning your Career
Exploring Postgraduate Study
Top Tips for . . . the various stages of the recruitment process
The good news is that the economy is slowly recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and, although graduate opportunities are lower than in a normal year, they are beginning to rise. Prospects' Head of Higher Education Intelligence Charlie Ball reports "Many of the big graduate training schemes are in the process of enacting plans for their 2021 recruitment round. We are hearing of some pauses, but they seem to be the minority at the moment. A reasonable view of the 2021 round is that it may be down on a normal year but better than 2020."
He also commented that a lot of employers are using virtual recruitment strategies
so find out more about these and why not book yourself onto one of our virtual Mock Assessment Centres to get some practice in?
Looking for jobs, placements or work experience outside of the UK?
Look no further than GoinGlobal which can help you to:
Find placement, internship or graduate opportunities worldwide
Find information on visas and work permits
Research how you need to adapt your CV for each country
Gain insider tips on how to navigate economic changes related to the pandemic and intelligently pursue remote work as well as job searches during COVID
And much more!
If you would like to find out more about how you can get the most out of Going Global, book onto one of their training session:
Need help creating a CV, covering letters, applications or finding suitable jobs to apply for? Book a 20 minute Quick Advice appointment with one of your Careers Consultants via Careers Online on the day you would like your appointment. For a more indepth conversation about your career options and career planning 30 minute Career Consultations are available by calling 01509 222039.
Whether you know which career sector you would like to work in, or are still exploring your options, you will find links to a whole range of websites on our Career areas web page.
If you are struggling finding roles consider following the below steps:
Explore career options by checking out some key websites that you may find useful to find roles related to your degree.
If you want to view a full range of websites applicable to you go to the Options with your degree page on the Careers Network website, select your school, select your course and then click on the ‘Resources to find experience, placements, and graduate jobs’ tab to see job search resources relevant to your course.
Finally, don't forget that you can always speak to a member of the Careers Network Team by booking an appointment via Careers Online.
Looking for something niche? Go to Prospects job profiles and find the closest match for the job role you are looking for. Then scroll down to the ‘Employers’ section to see links to search for related roles.