Life After University: Job Applications and Post-Graduate Study

Hopefully now, following on from the theme of my last blog, you are all well holidayed, rested, partied, and ready to get moving again!

And hopefully, this post will now be relevant to you who have got past that stage, and are jumping back into reality. 🙂

It’s easy to become a bit panicked when you leave Uni, feverishly checking job sites and contacting recruitment agencies, and not really being sure what you want to do, or what career path you want to take…. and that’s fine! 🙂 You’ve got a whole lifetime to work different jobs, and explore different avenues, as long as you can keep yourself earning enough to cover the costs of what you do in the meantime! 🙂

One thing that a lot of people forget about is the tempting prospect of postgraduate study. The Guardian displayed statistics showing that an incredibly high percentage of graduates now do go on to further education and, depending on how academically inclined you are and your eventual career goals, it may well be a good option for you!

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UCAS still has highly useful facilities for browsing post-graduate courses across the UK, and Worcester itself has an ever expanding amount of masters and post-graduate options, should you want to stay on here! There is plenty of scope and many-a-tool for investigating all potential post-grad prospects, just as there are plenty of options and tools you can use for finding graduate and full-time jobs! 🙂

One thing that is important to remember, as well, is the support the University can offer you with your applications for these different routes you may choose to take. At Worcester, you are not just entitled to support from the Careers and Employability department whilst you are studying, but for up to three years afterwards as well.

This means you can obtain application advice, arrange face-to-face meetings to discuss any potential thoughts on opportunities you may have, and even act out mock interviews with members of the Careers service, giving that all-important application the best chance it possibly can of getting you the job! 🙂

If you need more information about the services the Careers and Employability department provides, check out their website.

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