ACTUAL HELP FOR GRADUATES

Life is hard, especially if you are about to fly out of your comfortable nest at university, feathered with your favourite duvet, illegal True Blood downloads and last night’s kebab leftovers. GUM gives you some helpful tips to prep you for the real world. Life is hard, especially if you are about to fly out of your comfortable nest at university, feathered with your favourite duvet, illegal True Blood downloads and last night’s kebab leftovers. GUM gives you some helpful tips to prep you for the real world.

1. DO NOT VOLUNTEER

Helping children in Somalia is nice of you, but if you’re doing it just to put it on your CV, stop and think again. How is this going to boost your career if you just graduated from Accounting and Finance? You should go and help other people only if you wish to do so from the bottom of your heart. Otherwise, please use your gap year between uni and work to learn a new language (German, Spanish, French). That could actually have a real impact on your employment chances in the future.

2. DO NOT WRITE YOUR OWN CV

By that we mean – do write the first draft and then let somebody else look at it and give you feedback. It’s best if you find a complete stranger to help you with this. Your friends and family know that you are very hard working and have a real talent for getting along with everyone, but your CV might be telling another story. And if you don’t know what the story is a number of doors could be left closed to you.

3. DON’T DO JUST ‘ANYTHING‘

Do something worth while. If you are not ripe enought to enter the job market, don’t waste your time working as a waitress, but try and get a funded scholarship at a foreign university or write to your dream employers and offer to do some work for free (you can outline what tasks you want to undertake). If you are the right person in the right place, by all means, you could be hired for real in a month.

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  1. Look for jobs in the area you are thinking of studying, building space ship might sound like a cool job but try finding a job in the industry, that’s obviously an exaggeration but you get the idea, do your homework on the industry you are interested in, I went into uni thinking that the world loves all students, you go to uni leave and get a job, not the case! Do some research

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