Services for Graduates and Alumni
Have you recently graduated?
You can still access Careers & Enterprise services, events and advice. You’ll need to update your Advantage account to a Graduate account to book appointments and events, but we have some handy resources listed on our Careers & Enterprise pages for you to access.
Accessing Advantage once you’ve graduated
All you need to do is upgrade to a Graduate account:
- Reset your password. Please go to the Advantage log-in screen and click the red 'Graduate' button. Then click the 'forgot your password’ link.
- Enter your network username (roll number) and the email address that you registered with the University of Salford. Then click 'send password reset email'.
- Follow the steps you receive in automated email from Advantage to reset your password.
- Once you have reset your password you should always log in to Advantage using the Graduate button and your new login details.
- If you do not have access to the email address complete a log-in request. Provide as much information as you can as this will help us to process your request as quickly as possible.
If you are still having difficulty please contact Digital-ITServiceDesk@Salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 2444.
Where to start
- Start to put your career plans into action by undertaking a skills audit with Graduate Prospects Planner or Targetjobs Careers Report.
- Remember employers value self-aware individuals. A skills audit will help you to identify your key strengths and how they can be transferred to the work environment.
- If you are concerned about the lack of work experience on your CV and are keen to bolster your employability skills then consider voluntary work. Our jobs and vacancies pages or Graduate Gateway initiative will help you get started. In addition you can search for opportunities on the Government’s Graduate Talent Pool website.
- Keep an eye on the Careers Fairs that generally take place in the autumn term to help you to network with employers as well as other graduates. Use the fairs to find out more about job opportunities and career progression.
- Sign up to professional groups on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Make sure that your personal profile is appropriate viewing for employers.
- Consider further study or training before you venture into the jobs market. We can give you advice on this and the Graduate Prospects website also has useful information on the merits of postgraduate study, where to study, how to fund further study as well as the differences between taught and research programmes.
- If you are interested in working freelance or setting up your own business start with the Enterprise section of our website.
- The Government has also produced information for graduates as well as a useful guide aimed at UK Black, Asian and minority ethnic graduates (BAME). You can download the guide here.
Careers & Enterprise
All University of Salford Graduates are welcome to access Careers & Enterprise. We offer careers drop ins, one-to-one appointments with Careers Consultants, mock interviews, CV clinics, careers workshops as well as employer presentations.
Improve your chances of getting a job
Making minor changes to CVs, such as inflating grades and making up extracurricular activities, can be classed as "fraud by false representation" and gives details of the potential consequences. The following leaflet highlights the impact of job application fraud on lives and careers.
If you are an international student, visit our website to find out more about working in the UK and how we can support you.
If you have any questions or don’t know where you should start, contact askUS for help.
Phone: 0161 295 0023