Getting started

The first stage in getting a graduate job is deciding what you want to do - have a look at Explore Your Options, or try the Prospects Planner, a quiz that matches your skills to over 400 job profiles. Once you know what you want to do, it's time to start applying! 

Get a graduate job

Getting Started

The first stage in getting a graduate job is deciding what you want to do - have a look at Explore Your Options, or try the Prospects Planner, a quiz that matches your skills to over 400 job profiles. Once you know what you want to do, it's time to start applying! 

 

Applying for graduate jobs

The Careers and Employability Service have a dedicated area on My Cumbria with lots of advice and guidance for applying for graduate jobs.

There are several websites specifically targeted to graduate jobseekers, the two main ones are www.prospects.ac.uk and www.targetjobs.co.uk. Both sites have sections on writing CVs and cover letters, interview skills and assessment centres. Both sites also have thousands of graduate job opportunities. Don't forget that graduate jobs are also advertised on My Career Enriched, where you can register for tailored email alerts.

Get advice & feedback

You can get feedback on your CVs, cover letters, applications and personal statements (for work or further study) from the Careers and Employability Service via My Career Enriched. Make sure to include information about the role you are applying for (ideally the person specification, if available).

Please note that we will give advice about content of your applications, but we do not offer a proofreading service so please check your work thoroughly before asking for feedback.

For interview support, you can use My Career Enriched to book a ‘Quick Query Appointment’ for interview preparation and a ‘Mock Interview Appointment’ for a practice interview. Please supply us with a copy of your application and the job description/person specification if possible when requesting this.