Where to find a graduate job?

​Finding a job can be a long process but by staying motivated and searching in the right places, your hard work should pay dividends.

CareerHub

University of Liverpool students and graduates have exclusive access to CareerHub, which contains a fantastic range of resources to help you find the best jobs possible. Thanks to our links with hundreds of employers, we have a varied database of student and graduate opportunities, many of which you won't find anywhere else.

If you can't find what you are looking for on Career Hub, you could try one of the methods below:


Job search sites

There is a multitude of websites hosting thousands of new job advertisements every day such as IndeedReed or Total Jobs. Some are purely graduate-focused such as Prospects, TargetJobs and MilkRound.


Recruitment fairs, presentations and 1-2-1 events

CareerConnect events are a great way to meet potential employers face-to-face. Use these events as a source of information and a way to gain contacts and network. Visit CareerHub for more details. 


Social Media/Professional Networking sites

A great place to start is our very own Twitter job feeds at @livuniptjobs@livuniintern@livuniplacement. More and more employers are using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to advertise vacancies. Make sure you review your online brand and have a professional LinkedIn profile before you start. 

Read our LinkedIn profile tips on CareerHub.


Networking

It is estimated that up-to 60% of jobs are never advertised. So developing your network will enable you to tap into the so-called 'hidden' jobs market. Sign up for 'networking’ sessions throughout the academic year to help you practice networking. Login to our event calendar on CareerHub to book a place.


Professional bodies and associations

Professional bodies and associations can also promote and further your career. Join as a student member. You're likely to get regular news updates, access to job opportunities and chances to build your networks. For a full list of accredited organisation visit the Trade Forum Association.


Recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies are free services that find staff for employers. Agencies are not just for temporary or non-graduate level work. Reputable agencies should be registered with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). CareerHub has a list of recruitment agencies in the Merseyside area who are looking for graduates.


Use your connections

If you know someone who works for a company you're interested in, get them to recommend you. If you know someone who works in an industry you're interested in, ask them to put you in touch with the right person. Social media is also a great way to connect with important people, so do your research on who's who and then contact them. Register on CareerConnect and start developing your own networks.

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