career decisions / career development

Graduate Survival Toolkit for departing finalists 2022

This week we focus on equipping you with careers support as you prepare to leave Warwick. You’ll find these helpful if you are not yet sorted with a graduate job or further study offer. It may reassure you to know that many finalists have not yet made plans.

You may have put off making applications and decisions about your future to focus on your studies. As a finalist coming to the end of an intense final term of studies and exams, your ability to navigate the most challenging period in recent history should be acknowledged and admired. Congratulations on making it this far!

You are never too late to access Warwick’s careers support and resources! Warwick Graduates can continue to access almost all our careers resources once you’ve left Uni. Practical resources to support you in your career planning – whatever stage you’re at.

  1. Knowing yourself and why this is so important when exploring possible career ideas
  2. Explore Options what can you do with your degree?
  3. Create a career plan get focused
  4. Make confident, effective applications take action
  5. Starting your first job support before and while you make the transition from student to employee
  6. Career FAQs top careers questions students ask

Once you have officially graduated, go to our Graduates webpage and register to access bookable events – including Careers Fairs, Sector events and recruiter presentations. You can continue to book 1-1 appointments with Careers staff for 2 years post-graduation.

Search for Jobs from recruiters specifically targeting Warwick graduates through MyAdvantage

You can continue to access our practice assessment centre resources through Graduates First

Benefit from our excellent Interview Skills resources through eCareersGrad

Join Warwick’s LinkedIn Alumni group and network with those who have gone before you. Search by subject discipline to see what other Historians or Philosophy grads are doing now. Find out which sectors and companies graduates are working in and connect with those working for these organisations. Many Warwick Alumni will be happy to try and help recent Warwick graduates.

Check out relevant posts through Warwick’s popular Careers Blog

Access our many helpful video clips through our careers Youtube channel

Check out the benefits of joining the Warwick Alumni Community to access online journals and publications and attendance at webinars/events.

Tuesday 28th June Summer Careers Fair

This year’s summer fair Summer Fair sees the return of the in-person careers fair to campus.  A last chance this year to meet with recruiters still looking to hire outgoing Finalists.

In summary:

Make the most of the careers support and resources available to you. Maximise your chances of securing a graduate job or further study offer.

Good luck with your futures. There are plenty of graduate jobs out there. Whatever you do next, remember you are unique and amazing. Career is about exploration rather than destination. Focus on getting started rather than finding the perfect job. Many alumni tell us when they return to share their career stories that they had no idea, 2 or 3 years after they had graduated that they would be doing the job they found themselves in. You will probably have several career changes over many years, so remain curious, flexible and open to opportunities and enjoy the journey.

There’s no such thing as a career path, it’s crazy paving and you have to lay it yourself.” Sir Dominic Cadbury

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