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Top tips for finding work
Advice on finding job opportunities during
There are a variety of options for you to consider. Our Careers and Employability team is here to help and support your job search.
Top tips for finding:
- Use the University’s Careers and Jobs Board, set your alert choices to roles that suit you.
- Update your CV with information about your degree, work experience and skills. A professional CV or application form is key when applying for work. Many students and graduates are head-hunted via LinkedIn, so spend some time creating a profile for job alerts and to get connections.
- Add to your skills and join societies and sports clubs; be a Course Rep or University Ambassador.
- Hand out your CV to employers.
- Watch out for on-campus opportunities. The Student’s Union, canteen, open day teams, library and accommodation office employ students for casual roles.
- Check out some of the biggest employers in the area: West Sussex County Council, Goodwood Estate, Butlins, etc.
- Think about your options. When it comes to work placements, you can experience the real world of work.
- Book a meeting with our Work Placements Coordinator and explore your options.
- Get your CV ready and prepare an introductory e-mail; detail work experience and past work placements including dates, projects, reason why you are applying, etc.
- Keep track of your applications.
You are now qualified to search and apply for graduate level roles and graduate schemes.
- Our service is open to graduates.
- Book an appointment with one of our Careers Consultants; they can help you explore your options. Don’t leave it to the last minute. Some graduate employers set application deadlines as early as October.
- Use LinkedIn to search for alumni from your degree and others working in a career you are interested in.
- Visit our Careers and Jobs Board for the latest job vacancies.