Careers and Employability Service
Services and advice for alumni

Navigating the workplace

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You’ve successfully made the leap from university into employment, well done! This section will help you to thrive at work. From avoiding a first day false start to settling in and finding your groove, and then moving on from your first graduate job, it’s all here. You’ll find expert advice alongside real life insight and pearls of wisdom from University of Nottingham alumni.

How to thrive at work


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First day

Advice on preparing for day one and the actual day

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First few weeks

Advice on settling in and making an impact

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Beyond the first few weeks

Advice on developing your skills and career

In this section, top tips split into three sections:

People at work

Everyday tasks

Professional development



Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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