Getting a job can be hard if you are young and inexperienced, but there is a great deal you can do both before and after you leave university that will improve your chances. This book will show you how, despite all the difficulties and competing applicants you may face, you can still be the one to get the job you want.
This book takes a seven step approach to introducing graduates to the analysis, preparation and application they will need in this competitive environment. It will help you decide what you want to do; plan how to get there; and help you use this knowledge to show that you are the best candidate for the job.
Step 1: Discovering who you are
Step 2: Deciding what to do
Step 3: Finding out about work
Step 4: Getting ready to apply
Step 5: Making applications
Step 6: Going for interviews
Step 7: Changing direction
You will also find ideas for earning a living, or spending time after university in unpaid but rewarding ways.
Jackie Sherman has been an adult education tutor and writer since the mid-1990s.After a zoology degree and research experience, she spent 12 years as a university careers adviser and then ran her own business designing CVs.She has published over 30 books covering a wide range of subjects including one on how to find work when you're over 50.She is currently a writing tutor and web columnist. She lives in Oxfordshire.