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Most jobs are now advertised online or on social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. There are lots of websites with graduate jobs listings, and some professions have specialist sites.
It’s never too early to start your job search in your final year as some national graduate schemes have deadlines as early as October. Many (but not all) of these require a minimum of a 2:1 to apply. Some also have a UCAS points minimum requirement.
Solent students and graduates need to register on Solent Futures Online (SFO) to be matched with work experience, part time jobs, placements, graduate opportunities and internships. Solent Futures Online will keep you up-to date with relevant posts via an email matching service so you may apply to the employer directly. Some job vacancies are exclusive to Solent students and graduates.
Solent Futures Online also has information and useful articles about finding a graduate job.
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Check regional graduate job sites and other university careers services for employment and internships:
Many graduates find work through recruitment agencies. You should approach them in a professional manner, as if you were approaching a company directly for work.
A few points to keep in mind:
To work in most countries in Europe you will not need a work permit and you may have the same rights as their nationals. For other countries you will need to check their individual requirements. The directgov website allows you to search for jobs internationally.
Employers are increasingly using social media to source candidates for employment, and to investigate those they are considering hiring.
Here are the three that are currently the most popular, but there are other sites that suit more specialist recruitment, particularly in more creative careers:
Solent University offers exclusive graduate opportunities for its alumni each year. These are advertised on Solent Futures Online.
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