Getting a Graduate job

The Careers and Enterprise Team are here to help you get that graduate job - whether you are looking for advice on your career, need help with your CV, want advice on interview techniques or tips on recruitment.

You can contact them via email careers@canterbury.ac.uk or simply book a 45 minute appointment through The Careers and Enterprise Online Hub information system. They are still here to support and advise you for up to three years after you graduate. Remember - you will still have access to The Careers and Enterprise Online Hub and all its resources once you graduate.

Your Career Plan

A career plan helps you identify your skills and interests, what career will best suit your talent and abilities, as well as what skills and training you will need for your chosen career.

By developing a career plan, you can focus on what you want to do and how you will get there. You can download a template and advice from the Careers and Enterprise Online Hub.

Your Skills

Before starting your graduate job search, consider your talents, skills, abilities and experience, that combined create a package that sets you apart from others.

You have your degree certificate (or will do very soon!). Regardless of subject, there are some generic skills and strengths that you may have gained from any degree programme you have undertaken. These are often referred to as transferrable skills, or employability skills.

The University has a set of ‘Graduate Attributes’, that if you have made use of opportunities through your time at the University, you will have been able to develop. To explore these Graduate Attributes and how you have developed them, please see the Graduate Attributes webpage.

GRADFORCE

If you are coming to the end of your degree or have graduated recently GradForce can help you find your first graduate job.

GradForce is a project funded by the Office for Students (OfS) as part of the Challenge Competition to help local students transition into highly skilled graduate employment in the local Kent and Medway sectors.

GradForce are offering a free service for students to fill their skills gaps with free coaching, mentoring and workshops and to ensure they are ready to join the graduate workplace. The GradForce team are building relationships with local small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Kent to increase the number of Canterbury Christ Church graduates working in the county.

To sign up for more information, workshops and support click here

Careers Consultants in the Careers Development Service at CCCU are completely impartial and confidential.

 

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Last edited: 26/08/2020 14:35:00