Focus your graduate job search this summer
Search “graduate jobs” on Google and 313,000,000 results hit you at a speed of 0.35 seconds. Search “internships in London” and you can get over 27,500,00. You get the idea. The question is, how do you filter this overload of information? For graduate job application information and CV advice, you’ve landed on the right page. In this particular post we focus on the words of graduates who have recently found work and how that can help you in your graduate job hunt.
“Take on extra responsibility and challenges; it helps show you can learn and picks things up quickly. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, but try to ask the right ones!”
“Show your enthusiasm, energy and passion. Think about how you can add value, take the initiative and be proactive.”
“Talk to a recruitment agency, like Inspiring Interns, as they deal with hundreds of people who are all in the same boat.”
“By voicing what you really wouldn’t want to do, as well as areas of interest, you can really identify what would suit you best and an agency can then use that information to guide you in the right direction!”
What were your biggest internship challenges?
“The biggest challenge was probably working in an area which, initially, I had limited knowledge of. I was given lots of work from the get-go and had to learn a lot of things. While this was the most challenging aspect of my work, it was also the most enjoyable! I found myself learning quickly and taking on a lot of responsibilities.”
What insight would you give graduates looking to get into affiliate marketing?
“Try and get some experience – whether that’s through an internship opportunity or doing some personal affiliate activity on a blog at home. These things will help when you’re trying to get your foot in the door.”