2021 Graduates – It’s time to get started!

If you’re graduating this year it’s time to kickstart that job search, and here’s how you can do it.

Is your CV up to date?

First impressions count so make sure your CV is ready and up to date. Don’t worry if you don’t have much work experience, skills can be gained other ways too such as through your education, extracurricular activities, projects, online courses etc. Make sure you include all your transferable skills to sell yourself. Check for spelling mistakes and ensure the layout is clear and easy to read. It could also be a good step to draft a cover letter that you can adapt for each specific job you apply for. Doing the groundwork now can really help you out in the future and help to take some of that stress away. Find out more on our CV writing page.

Have you got all your documents?

It may seem straightforward but making sure you have all your certificates to hand is ever so important. With degree fraud having spiked over the years employers are keen to see that you can prove your achievements, sometimes as far back as GCSE level. It’s also important to check that your ID is in date as well any other documents proving your right to work (Visa’s, national insurance number etc.) Checking that you have all of these now will save you the panic of trying to locate them last minute.

Get upskilling

There are so many ways to upskill your CV with most being available from the comfort of your own home. If you feel your CV is lacking or just want to further educate yourself, online courses are a great way to do it. With such a huge variety of courses (a lot of them free) and all this spare time why not give it a go.

Competition is higher than ever, and you don’t want to miss out!

It’s never too early to start looking. Especially with competition for jobs being higher than ever this year its good to get ahead. If you haven’t already it’s time to kick that job search into the next gear. If you’re struggling or unsure of where to start there’s good news. You don’t have to do it on your own!

We’re here to help

With over 22 years’ experience in the graduate sector our consultants are highly skilled and eager to help. For support in finding your dream career please speak to one of our professionals today on 0300 303 2069 for an informal chat, or drop an email to candidate@thegraduaterecruitment.co.uk with a WORD formatted version of your CV to see how we can help. Alternatively, you can contact us directly by applying through our website.

We hope to hear from you soon!