Getting a Graduate job
The Employability and Skills 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or simply book a 45 minute appointment through The CORE 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 CORE 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 donwload oa template and advice from the CORE.
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.
CVs and Application Forms
We can help you with your CVs, covering letters, personal statements and application forms. This will often be your first chance to make a good impression to an employer, so spend time getting it right.
Interviews and Assessments
Interviews can vary from an informal chat for vacation work, to the often long and pressurised graduate recruitment process. We can help you prepare so you can stand out from the crowd.
Careers Consultants in the Careers Development Service at CCCU are completely impartial and confidential.