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When it comes to looking for your first graduate job after university, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are thousands of grad roles out there, but the difficult part is finding the ones that are the right fit for you.
If you’re just getting started with your graduate job hunt and need a hand figuring out where to look, we can help! The six sources below are great places for you to look for graduate jobs.
This is the most obvious place to look for graduate jobs and you will certainly find plenty of them. Here are some of the best job sites in the UK that you may want to start with. Our favourites are Reed and CV-Library.
TOP TIP: You can also upload your CV to sites like CV-Library and they will be able to create you a profile, send you some relevant opportunities and make your CV available to recruiters.
Most universities have their own vacancy sites where they advertise opportunities to their graduates. Visit your university careers website to see how you can access your jobs portal.
There are a number of recruitment companies who specialise in graduate jobs (like us)! There are also recruiters that specialise in certain industries and job sectors so do your research to find out which ones may be able to help you secure a graduate job.
The best part is that recruiters will be able to give you more advice about how to get your graduate job along the way.
You would be surprised by the vast amount of jobs, advice and company information that you can find on social media. We recommend liking/following pages of specific companies or recruitment agencies that share jobs and tips that are relevant to you. LinkedIn, in particular, is a great place to be found by recruiters or employers who may well approach you with opportunities after visiting your profile.
Are there any particular companies that you know you would like to work for? If so, take a look at their website and see if they have a careers page that tells you about any current vacancies. You should then be able to apply directly.
Alternatively, if you can’t see any suitable roles you can still send them your CV and a covering letter letting them know why you are interested in working for them and what kind of role you are looking for.
You’d be surprised by how much friends and family can help with your job search. Speak to them about the types of graduate roles you are looking for and see if they have any connections who may be able to help. It will be much easier for you to get your foot in the door of a company if you come recommended by one of their employees.
There are plenty of places to find graduate jobs, the trick is to use a good balance of them all to give you the best chance of success! Work your way through the recommendations above and you’ll soon have plenty of opportunities that you can get excited about. Good luck!