There are some fundamental life lessons that university degrees don't cover - and no amount of portfolios will rectify that. Here are our top points to consider before entering the workplace as a graduate - and trust us, the next five minutes' reading could be just as important as your entire degree.

We all apply for jobs, but do we ever think about the person who reads our applications, sifts through potential candidates, and selects you for the interview? If you've ever considered a career in recruitment, you might have.

Every company will need the assistance of a Graphic Designer at some point. Whether it's external or internal branding, marketing materials or employee handbooks, everything needs to be designed at some point. Enter the graphic designer.

Working in the events industry isn't all glitz and glamour - but it is perfect for those of you with an outgoing and confident streak. One day you could be organising a business conference, the next a company opening, and then an evening dinner party, so one thing is for certain - it's an ever-changing landscape full of different tasks to tackle.

Are you technically savvy, and equally as good at coding as you are visual design? If so, it probably makes sense for you to look at a career within Web Design.

Project Management should be undertaken by someone who is switched-on, strict with deadlines, and a stickler for timekeeping - and most importantly, likes to see things through from beginning to fruition.

According to a 2013 report by education charity The Sutton Trust, entering the job market with a postgraduate degree will boost your earnings by “approximately £5,500” a year. Which, on the surface, looks good. But is all the extra work worth it?