Yay you have your Masters – Now what?

You’ve just emerged from your Masters graduation with a shiny new qualification. You’re armed with confidence, credibility, and a desire to put your advanced knowledge and skills to use.

So what now?

A Masters degree is not the end for everyone’s educational pathway, maybe you want to set yourself even further apart from all the other graduates by studying further and embarking on a PhD course. The cost of a doctoral programmes is even higher than a masters program so it might not be something you can do straight away but don’t rule it out completely. Work it in to a 5–10-year life plan. You might opt for a combined approach: working part-time or at an internship, gaining practical and beneficial experience, and continuing your studies on a part time basis.

You could get a conversion course to transfer into a different field maybe a professional or vocational qualification to help you get that dream job you want.

You could apply for jobs, using your amazing new qualification. Some employers won’t specify a postgraduate qualification as a requirement for a role, however many will see this as a distinct advantage.

We only work with clients who want to employ talented undergraduates and post graduates so we are well versed to really help you secure that dream job/scheme.

Get registered with us and let us know what you’re looking for so we can match you with clients and get you set up for interviews. You can register here.

Choosing a career is a personal decision. You are in a prime position as a Masters graduate to make an informed and ambitious choice. When thinking about your career options, it is important to consider the subject of your course (are there any careers directly related to that subject?), your personality and goals (do you want to work abroad/with other people etc.?) and your skills (what are you qualified and capable of doing?). These are things only you can answer, but your university careers service will be able to help you to make a good choice.

Take a break maybe? If you can afford to do so don’t be afraid to relax a bit and reward yourself for a job well done! You are in between decisions at the moment take a breath and think about your next move.