Career Future

Make the most of your Careers Service

Now you’re in your final semester of your final year, you may have started to think about the future and what’s going to happen following graduation. If you’re still not sure what you want to do jobs-wise, or whether further study is an option, don’t worry there’s still plenty of time, and plenty of people here to help.

The Careers Service at the University has lots of lovely experienced and knowledgeable staff on hand to offer advice and support. Whether you want to find out about the different kind jobs or options following graduation, your looking for some inspiration, or you need some practical support with CVs, Interviews and Applications the Careers Service can help.

There’s still lots on offer this semester for final year students, and remember you can use the University Careers Service for up to two years following your graduation.

Events

There’s still wide range of events taking place this semester. If you’re interested in the media check out the Insight into Journalism and Broadcasting day. Need to spruce up your LinkedIn account? Head to the LinkedIn Academy session. Thinking about a job in the environmental sector? There’s an Environmental Career event taking place Wednesday 13 March where you can find out about jobs in you’ve guessed it -the environment sector.

To find out more information about all the above events, and what other events are taking place search on CareersLink.

Date for your Diary

We’ll also be holding our annual Graduate Recruitment Fair after the Easter break on Wednesday 8 May. If you’re looking for a graduate job this event is not to be missed.

Vacancies

Just like events the Careers Service advertises hundreds of vacancies on CareersLink, and many of the graduate roles with summer 2019 start dates are advertised on CareersLink between March and August. You can also search for jobs, by place, sector and length of contract. Added to this you can set up job alerts so vacancies you’re interested in can be sent straight to your inbox.

There’s also the Graduate Jobsearch which breaks down roles into the different industries. Theres over 200 job searches and vacancy sites suitable for graduates, targeted by different types of jobs that have all been conveniently put in one place.

If you want to stay in Manchester there’s also Manchester Graduate Talent. A programme exclusive for University of Manchester final year students, MGT advertises graduate internship roles within the Greater Manchester area. So if you’re not quite ready to leave Manchester yet and want to gain some experience have a look at MGT.

Entry level job titles

Trawling vacancy sites and searching through graduate jobs can be confusing, especially with all the different jargon involved. Have a look at the Careers Serviceentry level job titles glossary.

Applications

With so many different roles out their in different sectors and industry, not all job applications will be the same, and with some you may have to go through more steps than others. The Careers Service can support you will all aspects of the job application process. From the initial applications, Covering Letters and CVs, to assessment centres, psychometric tests and interviews.

Make sure you make the most of the services while you’re still on campus, and if you just need to drop in for a chat about your future and where to get started head to the Atrium, first floor, University Place.