Many students and graduates will be familiar with the Duran Duran song that includes the lyrics: ‘I’m on a hunt/I’m after you.’ These days, these words are likely to sound very familiar to many of you in a context they may not have been before – the post-university job hunting.
There’s no denying that things are tough right now for graduates. Many are finding it hard to get the jobs they want or even placements that would give them valuable experience. However, all is not lost. If you are ‘hungry like the wolf’ and eager for a fulfilling and successful career, there are still some great new ways to go about achieving this.
Starting from 7th-10th November 2011, the vacancies website Total Jobs will be hosting GradU8. This is an online event that aims to bring together students, graduates and some top graduate recruitment employers. It offers a chance for young jobseekers to chat directly with some of the people in the know about issues relating to graduate recruitment – with some of the biggest names in the business exhibiting at GradU8, these are the people you really need to talk to if you want to get ahead.
Getting a career off the ground takes work and effort and, yes, a little bit of luck. You can help to boost your own luck, by making the most of opportunities such as GradU8. As well as being able to chat to graduate recruitment specialists, you’ll also be able to browse Total Jobs’ 7000+ graduate vacancies and even attend online seminars, hosted by a range of high quality exhibitors.
This is a great way to learn more about the graduate jobs market and how you can make your applications stand out from the crowd. What are these employers looking for? How can you go about getting the experience they want? How can you convince them that you’re the one they want? These are just some of the topics on the agenda at the upcoming GradU8 careers fair.
If you’re looking to get ahead in your career, you certainly shouldn’t miss out.