What All Graduates Should be Looking for in their Career

The end of university is near and it’s time to kick-start your career. There are 1000s of graduate opportunities out there in numerous sectors and industries, but how can you know which is the right one for you?

No matter what industry you are looking to enter, there are a few things that you should look for in a graduate role:

1. Training

If you’re looking for your first graduate job after university, then you should be looking for an opportunity that offers thorough training. This is particularly important as proper training will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge that will build the foundations of your career.

If you’re interested in a role, find out as much as you can about what training you will undertake. It’s also worth trying to speak to someone in the business that has gone through the training already.

2. Mentor

As a graduate entering your first role, you really want to have a good mentor. This should be someone with experience that you can learn and gain business insights from and they will likely be responsible for overseeing your training. Having a dedicated and expert mentor will aid your professional development. They will be able to help you pinpoint and make the most of your strengths while also improving your skill set in other areas.

3. Progression

While you may only just be starting your career, you want to be able to see how you can move up and progress professionally from any graduate role. In some instances, your progression path may be straightforward and fairly obvious. However, if you’re not sure you could look into the hierarchy structure of the company you are interested in and see if this suggests a progression path. You could also ask about what progression the company offers when you attend an interview.

Ensuring that an opportunity offers these 3 things will ensure that your career kicks off on the right foot and will enable you to start achieving your career goals and ambitions.

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