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Careers Advice

Great graduates don't need to go it alone - there's heaps of free, independent information, advice and guidance out there to give you the competitive edge.

The best advice we can give you is to APPLY! It might sound obvious but recruiters in the south west sometimes struggle to find a good field of candidates so you should grasp the nettle.

When employers write jobs adverts, they are defining their ideal candidate. Chances are, the succesful candidate will be the best fit and won't have everything they ask for. There's some wriggle room. If you can meet most of the critera and can demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and quick to learn, you are in with a chance. So take it. Apply, apply, apply.

Here's a few pointers for when you do ...

  • CVs and Covering Letters - How can you convince recruiters that you're great? We offer some guidance and tips.
  • Interview Tips - This is your big moment. We outline what to expect and how best to prepare. 
  • Graduate Job Options - You're not short of options - from internships, jobs with SMEs and graduate schemes. We outline what's out there...
  • Job Sector Insights - Want to work in the south west?  Check out the key sectors in this part of the world.
  • University and College Career Guidance - Did you know that the careers and employability teams at your university or college can help you with advice and guidance for up to 3 years after graduating? We summarise what you can access.
  • Online Career Tools - Whether you want to find out more about your career options or get familiar with some of the tools recruiters use, there's a host of information.
  • News - The latest news and views on the graduate recruitment market.