Cheers from Careers

Congratulations on graduating 

USW Careers are here for you up to three years after graduation.  You will continue to have access to our services such as ‘Ask a Question’, careers appointments, job vacancies and events we organise. 

Not on campus?  Not a problem! We offer Skype and telephone appointments

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I don't know what I want to do next !

For most of us, a large portion of our day is spent in work this can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Take a personality test to discover what career will make the most of your strengths, match your motivation and desires and give you the opportunity to develop in a way that is meaningful to you. You can also book an appointment with a Careers Advisor to discuss the different career options and job roles available. 

Have a look at our explore your career section on our website to see what you can do with your degree.

Having a degree opens many doors. Rebecca is a former USW BA History student who graduated in 2015. During her two years working on the Business Management Graduate Scheme with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Rebecca has had two promotions and is now learning about recruitment within HR. Rebecca didn’t know what she wanted to do after graduating from university with a History degree.  She has now landed the role of HR Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Graduate Jobs

Sign up to receive USW Careers weekly bulletin which includes an update of all the latest graduate opportunities.

There are a number of great resources advertising graduate jobs.  For example:

You can search for jobs and volunteering opportunities on USW Careers jobsite. The good news is you already have an account and all you need to do is click on "Graduate".

For information relating to your subject, including job search websites explore the subject links section on our website.

Social media is a great tool to use when job hunting, popular platforms include LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. LinkedIn is a great place to find jobs, with many employers using the platform to promote vacancies and recruit staff.  See our LinkedIn and social media guidance page for more information and how to maximise your presence online and search for jobs. 
If you would like to get your LinkedIn Profile checked or unsure where to start with your job search, maybe you are confused by the terms “graduate schemes”, “graduate jobs”. We are here to help just book a careers appointment.

We can help support you at all stages of the application process. We have great resources on our website to help you with writing a CVCover LetterApplication Form and preparing for an Interview

Before pressing the send button get your CVs, Cover Letters and Application Forms checked by one of our Career Advisors.  You can book an appointment or use ‘Ask a Question’ our online service.

You can also book a mock interview if you would like to practice answering questions before your actual interview.  

As part of the recruitment process, you may be asked to attend an Assessment Centre or complete a range of tests such as taking part in a group activity, presentation or completing Psychometric tests. For tips on how to be successful, check out our Assessment centre and Psychometric tests sections on our website. The key to success is practice, practice, practice. Improve your chances of performing well in these tests by having a go at the practice psychometric tests available as part of the Employability Toolkit* on Unilife Connect.  

Networking can play an important part in securing your dream job. It is also seen as a key skill in many roles and industries. 

With 60% of jobs occurring in a "hidden job market*" where roles aren't always advertised, networking is essential. 

Make yourself and your ambitions known to those already in industry.  Be confident and proactive.  Reach out and develop your network via web based tools such as LinkedIn or in person by attending events.  As USW Graduates you will be part of a global community of over 250,000 Alumni professionals.  You are welcome to continue to attend USW Careers events, providing you with the opportunity to network with a range of employers.  Have a look at Prospects “5 ways to make the most of careers fair*”.  You may also find Target jobs “Networking tips for Graduate Job Hunting*” very useful. 

Postgraduate study

Not ready to leave?  Would you like to continue to study? Then a postgraduate course could be perfect for you.   Have a look at our Postgraduate study section on our website, you will find information about choosing a course, when to apply and how to complete a successful application.

Freelancing or starting your own business

Our Student Enterprise team can give you advice about freelancing or starting your own business.  You can access one-to-one support and mentoring throughout the year, as well as a range of interactive events and workshops, giving you the knowledge, confidence and networks to start working for yourself.

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