IT’S ABOUT this time that final year students up and down the country start breaking into panicked sweats about the gaping chasm of the unknown that lies beyond that last deadline, exam or society meal. There’s even a comforting, head-in-the sand grace period between then and graduation day. The excitement of throwing on the robes and mortar can often convince a bright-eyed post-graduate that the future is a problem for your future self, and that three years hard work has earned you a little rest & recuperation (we should be so lucky).
Deep breath: There’s a whole different kettle of challenges after you actually earn the degree and for many it’s finding a practical use for it in the world of work. Graduate jobs are out there and with the right approach and preparation you’ll find the whole process a lot less stressful and hopefully a lot shorter.
There’s a lot of advice from a lot of different sources and much of it is good, but at ASM we’ve found some of the best to be from Bellevue.co.uk. Usually their focus is on getting students into halls of residence but this time they’ve compiled an extensive guide on how to get a foot on the employment ladder to something a whole lot more.
There’s some solid advice and some reassuring statistics below to get you ready and a satisfying feeling when you’ve already ticked off something on their list. Googling yourself might not be the most uplifting thing you do today though, so I’d take that on when you’re feeling ready to see some forgotten MySpace profile photos. Or, in my case, the evidence of my illustrious teenage pantomime career. Not top on my list of achievements…