Getting Down To Action

Getting Down To Action

Career planning timetable for final-year and postgraduate students.

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  • Familiarise yourself with the services offered by your careers service.
  • Look at computer guidance software, such as Prospects Planner, in your careers service.
  • Browse the first destination returns (FDRs) available from your careers service, and speak to alumni to get information about what graduates from your course went on to do.
  • Attend relevant careers workshops, such as career planning, CVs, interviews and job hunting.

Study options

  • If you're a certificate/diploma/ordinary degree student and are considering progression on to an honors degree, investigate advanced entry procedures and deadlines for each college.
  • Research postgraduate opportunities and funding, and talk to course co-ordinators of study programmes that interest you.
  • Contact your postgraduate studies office regarding further study options and funding.

Research the job market

  • Attend employer presentations.
  • Check milk round vacancies advertised to final-year students by your careers service.
  • Update your CV!
  • Arrange to see a careers adviser to review your CV, undertake some interview skills coaching and brush up your presentation skills.
  • Attend your own institutiona's careers fair

Get a job!

  • Attend any final employer presentations and careers fairs.
  • Keep an eye on local and national newspapers.
  • Contact professional bodies.
  • Develop a hit-list and job search plan for making speculative applications to companies.
  • Apply for jobs using this website and your own careers service.