Many graduate jobs are advertised well before you finish your course and you will be encouraged to start your search in the Autumn term of your final year. Click here to read our Career Plan for Final Year Students to help you with your job search during your last year at university.
The following guides provide a wealth of information on a range of topics and issues to further assist you in finding your ideal job:
Job Hunting Guide
When job hunting, it’s important to not only focus on advertised jobs but invisible ones too. This is where you need to be creative and use your initiative to contact companies that are not currently advertising. This Fact Sheet will outline both areas of the job market including sources of advertised jobs and the non-advertised vacancies in a hidden job market.
Graduate Job Guide
The graduate job market has always been competitive so you will need to be committed to the process of job hunting. You should approach it in a similar way you would an assignment – be ready to do your research, work to deadlines and produce high quality written work. The best strategy for job hunting is to use as many sources as possible including:
- Company websites
- Job agencies
- Careers fairs
- Networking events
This Fact Sheet will outline gradate schemes, internships, and useful links and resources to help you as a graduate.
Career Fair Guide
Career Fairs offer the opportunity to meet employers, find out about different careers and enquire about work experience. Although it’s unlikely you will be recruited on the day, career fairs give you the perfect chance to network with employers and companies which can put you in good stead when you come to apply. This Fact Sheet will outline how to prepare for fairs, what to do on the day and how to follow up with the contacts you’ve made.
Teaching Assistant Guide
Employers including schools or local councils recruit Teaching Assistants to specific posts based on the skills, qualifications and experience required. Posts are usually advertised in the local press or on the local council’s website. This Fact Sheet will outline useful information regarding Teaching Assistants, how to find a post and further advice and support to help you.
Working Overseas Guide
There are a number of factors to take into account when thinking about working overseas. You will need to consider where to work, the type of work you want or can undertake, and how long you want to be abroad. This Fact Sheet will outline the types of jobs available and useful tips and resources on how to get a job in another country.
The company responsible for educational recruitment advertising in Lincolnshire also produces a useful weekly job bulletin advertising many roles and positions in a range of educational settings. Have a look through the latest issue as well as previous issues below. Make sure to check back for next weeks edition.
Student Resource Centre
The Centre in the Hardy Building has takeaway copies of our factsheets, books, magazines and resources. You can also pop in with your enquires or make an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your options or receive application and interview advice.
The following guides are good starting points to find out about different types of job roles, courses and work experience available to help you enter a particular area of work along with the best places to begin your search.