Chapter 12: Searching for Graduate Jobs
Extra case studies
Having liked the idea of working as reporter for many years I did a media related degree. Once I graduated I sent an application off to The BBC and was unfortunately rejected – after that I just didn’t know what to do and started applying for other graduate jobs in a mad range of fields. Needless to say I got nowhere!- Media graduate trying to get a job in the media
After a while though I gave up altogether until a friend dragged me along to a media career fair. At the fair I didn’t really have the guts to speak to anyone but it was clear that there were so many options I hadn’t even considered.
I’ve decided to get more work experience and have signed up for a Masters course starting in October. I currently volunteer at my local hospital radio station and have set up a video blog.
Hopefully I’ll get into my chosen role – but certainly it’s much more exciting giving it a fair go.
I applied for all the jobs in the field during my third year at university but was rejected for every single one. I put this down to the poor state of the economy but later realised that it was also because my applications were poor and I had no experience.- Graduate trying to become a quantity surveyor
Now I’m working for my cousin in a support role at a relevant firm (it was him who put me onto the career in the first place). The guys here are great and have promised to train me once they start getting more orders.
- www.prospects.ac.uk- Read about the job market in your chosen sector
- www.nottingham.ac.uk/careers - Look up ’Types of jobs’ for useful links in a wide range of industries