What will help you progress towards a graduate level job?
Consider the journey not just the destination
I learned to see career as a long-term thing – there will always be set backs (2020 graduate)
Get involved in things from the University and beyond, from other organisations. Go out of your comfort zone. Lots of skills programmes and workshops are advertised by Careers Network
The more you get involved the more you get out of it (2020 graduate)
I just completed the Impact Challenge last week and it was an amazing experience! It has improved my team working skills and it is a great opportunity to put on my CV. (2020 graduate)
Taking part in mock interviews was the most helpful experience. I have a better understanding when it comes to how to conduct myself in an interview situation. (2020 graduate)
Have a positive can do attitude, regardless of the set backs.
What have I got to lose? That’s the mind-set (2020 graduate)
Approach to career planning? Proactivity, flexibility and open-mindedness
I have become more open-minded. There is no one way of doing things anymore” (2020 graduate)
I’m Using LinkedIn every day – my new Instagram (2021 graduate)
Get a mentor for insights and guidance (UoB mentoring scheme)
[The mentor] was very helpful and gave a very in depth overview of his career and how the masters helped him. [The mentor] also sent over some helpful websites! (2020 graduate)
Videos presenting more ‘mentee’ voices can be found on Career’s Network’s The Mentoring Experience online page
Utilise networks beyond the University, including LinkedIn
"I found a mentoring scheme on LinkedIn. Without my mentor I would not be growing at the rate I am in terms of legal development", (2020 graduate).