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April 11, 2024, by brzms6

Searching for job vacancies through the Careers and Employability Service

By Maisie Southon, Marketing and Communications Officer, Careers and Employability Service

Are you starting to think about life after you graduate? Some of you will be looking forward to a few weeks of peace and quiet or on an adventure abroad, while others will take on further study and most of you will be looking for graduate jobs. While the Careers and Employability Service can support you no matter the journey you embark on, this blog will focus on how we can help you find a graduate job. 

You might know us best for our great CV reviews or our even better interview advice, you might have bumped into us at a careers fair or visited us at a drop-in, but what some of you don’t know is that we host hundreds of graduate jobs, placements and internships on MyCareer.

How do I get started?

It’s simple, log in to MyCareer and click on ‘Jobs and placements’. From there, you will be asked to enter a few details including keywords, job and placement type and location, for example, you could enter engineer, graduate job, Nottingham. Once you have inputted a few details, click search and you will be provided with a whole host of jobs, all you just have to find one that suits you. If you’re unsure what role you want to move into, book an appointment with a careers adviser and they can provide you with guidance.

A screenshot from MyCareer

What roles can I apply for? 

Any! That’s the great thing about searching for jobs through MyCareer, there’s a huge range of roles available. From junior designer and engineer to teaching and marketing. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s something for you. On the occasion that you can’t find something that you’re interested in, don’t worry, employers are regularly publishing new jobs on MyCareer. To be notified of  jobs relevant to you, sign up to jobs by email today.

Where are the jobs located? 

Anywhere! From right here in Nottingham to wherever you call home.

Are they expecting me to be experienced? 

While gaining experience alongside your studies is preferred, employers are looking for university students to fill their vacancies. So, they’re not expecting you to jump straight into a management role with five years of experience. When you’re applying for jobs through MyCareer, reflect on the transferable skills you picked up through extracurricular activities, placements and internships.

We understand that applying for jobs can be draining and it’s not always guaranteed that you will get the first one you apply for, it can take time. It’s important that you prioritise your wellbeing and take the time to reflect and learn.

Whether you’re graduating in 2024 or looking to gain some work experience, start your job search today with MyCareer.

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