With the intensity of your final year and the euphoria of achieving your degree now over, your thoughts will be turning to your next step.
Depending on your situation, you may have already applied for positions but have not been successful yet. The tips below will help you identify what you need to work on to move forward.
The links below go through to our student site which contains lots of valuable information for new graduates too!
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It is not uncommon for new graduates to be uncertain about where their future lies and the types of jobs that would suit them.
Whether you have a few career ideas or none at all, we can help you to explore the options open to you and make decisions about the future.
Approaches to exploring career options vary - what's your approach? Would you prefer to:
Our recruitment service, Unitemps, offers temporary assignments in the local area - Nottingham/Derby.
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Recruiters use a whole host of places to advertise their vacancies and you should do the same when searching for them!
My Career, our jobs boards advertises vacancies from a range of graduate recruiters - large and small - targeting Nottingham students and graduates. Through Unitemps, our recruitment service, you can find short-term assignments in the local area which could just be the start you need.
As well as online job boards, recruitment agencies, and specialist press, employers are increasingly using social media to recruit staff - advertising vacancies on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
As a graduate of the University, you are welcome to attend our recruitment fairs and presentations which give you the chance to discuss opportunities directly with employers.
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Maybe you've just started to apply for jobs or you may have made some applications, but have not secured a job yet.
Receiving another rejection letter can be disheartening and you may be feeling frustrated or anxious; what should you do?
The best place to start is to review what's been happening.
Perhaps you're not getting past the application form or CV stage - why might that be?
Alternatively you might be impressing on paper and getting an interview but not receiving the job offer.
It's always helpful to ask the employer for feedback, which may help you do better next time. You can do this by sending an email or ringing the person that interviewed you.
For advice on every step of the recruitment process, visit our making applications pages on:
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