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Advice and Support for Graduates

If you have recently graduated and are worried about how to plan your next steps, don’t worry the Careers and Employability Service is here to help.

Why not 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 why not 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.

Why not attend the Careers Fairs taking 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.

Why not follow us on Facebook or Twitter, we also have Careers Information blog.

However you may be considering further study or training before you venture into the jobs market, in which case we also provide information on further study options on our website. 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 why not 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.

If you are an international student, visit our website to find out more about working in the UK and how we can support you.

All University of Salford Graduates are welcome to access the Careers and Employability Service. We offer careers drop ins, one to one appointments with Careers Consultants, mock interviews, CV clinics, careers workshops as well as employer presentations. Contact us to find out more.

Don't Finish your Career Before it Starts: Leaflet which highlights the impact of job application fraud on lives and careers. The guide explains that 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 last page 'Think you don't have a chance at getting a job? Think again' gives examples of how graduates can improve their chances of getting a job.