Graduate advice

Find out how to land your dream graduate job with our expert advice for graduates. Whether you need help adapting to graduate life, you’re looking to improve your job searching technique, or you’re just not sure of your options – we’ve got carefully tailored graduate career advice that’s guaranteed to boost your prospects.

How to kick-start your career if you’re aged 18-24

Aged 18-24 and looking for work? Here are our top tips on how to kick-start (or restart) your career and find a job you love.

What job can I do with my degree?

Not sure what to do after you graduate? Luckily, there are a number of roles that might suit you, no matter what subject your degree is in. 

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2020

Find out which city has been named the most cost-effective place to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2020.

Five tips to help secure a grad scheme role

We spoke to Randstad, the world’s largest recruitment company, to get their advice on how to secure a grad scheme role. Here are five of their top tips.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

How to find: international graduate jobs

For many recent graduates, finding a job abroad is an attractive option. To help you figure out the logistics of moving abroad for work, here are our top tips on finding international graduate jobs.

How to kick-start your career if you’re aged 18-24

Aged 18-24 and looking for work? Here are our top tips on how to kick-start (or restart) your career and find a job you love.

What job can I do with my degree?

Not sure what to do after you graduate? Luckily, there are a number of roles that might suit you, no matter what subject your degree is in. 

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2020

Find out which city has been named the most cost-effective place to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2020.

Five tips to help secure a grad scheme role

We spoke to Randstad, the world’s largest recruitment company, to get their advice on how to secure a grad scheme role. Here are five of their top tips.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

How to find: international graduate jobs

For many recent graduates, finding a job abroad is an attractive option. To help you figure out the logistics of moving abroad for work, here are our top tips on finding international graduate jobs.

Top graduate employers 2018

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. Here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk right now.

What jobs can I do with a 2:2 degree?

Not sure what roles you can do with your 2:2? To help you get started, here are some great 2:2 degree jobs, and some of our top tips on how you can get there.

Graduate interview questions

Ready to start work? It’s time to get your answers in check. Here are a few of the most commonly asked graduate interview questions (and our advice on how to answer them):

What can I do with my law degree?

Ready to put your career in the hands of the law? To help you decide what legal job is right for you, here’s our advice on what you can do with your law degree:

What to do with your business degree

Need to make business your business? To help you figure out what direction to take, here’s what you can actually do with your business degree:

Graduate skills – what are employers looking for?

Figuring out what companies want in graduates isn’t always easy. We’ve already covered what graduate employers really want, but here are the top skills graduate employers are looking for:

Graduate fairs: What you need to know

Graduate Fairs: What you need to know
Want to find out your employment options after graduating? Here’s a great starting point…

Top graduate employers 2017

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. We’ve already covered what graduate employers really want, but here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk in 2017:

Five ways to beat graduate unemployment

So you’ve just finished uni. Now what? To help inspire you, here are five great ways to beat graduate unemployment:

What can I do with my Psychology degree?

Inquisitive about the human mind? To help you get started, here are a few jobs in psychology you could apply for with your degree:

The Gradlife – What not to do over the summer

Four key things to avoid to help make 2017 a summer to remember – and what you can do over the break to help improve your career prospects.

The Gradlife – How to cope with mental health issues as a student

We talked to a current student, who shared her experiences of how she coped with being at university full-time whilst living with anxiety and depression.

The Gradlife – How to get experience (without experience)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, gives her top tips on how to build your work experience (when all the jobs you apply for ask for experience to get started).

The Gradlife – What needs to go?

To help you work out what needs to take precedence (and what needs to go), Lydia Randall gives some of her top tips on how to get your priorities sorted.

The Gradlife – Where is this going (and how to tell if you need a break)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, on how some relationship clichés can apply to your course, your career & beyond – and what to do next if you reach a crossroads.

The Gradlife – How to turn a loss into a win

Our graduate blogger, Lydia Randall, explains how learning to embrace losses could help move your life – and your career – forward.

What are the different degree levels?

Thinking about going to uni? There’s more than one way to get a degree. To make your options clearer, here’s everything you need to know about the most common degree levels:

The Gradlife – Five benefits of being a Christmas temp

Our graduate blogger, Lydia Randall, talks about the benefits of working over the Christmas period – whether you love it, or loathe it.

FAQs

What do we recommend adding to your CV after you graduate?

Education should generally be the focus of a Graduate CV. Write in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent events coming first. Include relevant modules too, as well as skills tailored to the job description to help you stand out. Try using our Graduate CV template to get you started.

What’s our advice on getting on a graduate scheme?

Graduate schemes can be highly competitive – so always start your search as early as possible. We also recommend doing your research so you can tailor your application to the role. For more tips, check out our guide on how to secure a grad scheme placement.

Are there specific interview questions for graduate roles?

Although the most common interview questions are still likely to come up, there are certain things graduates may also be asked. Our advice is to prepare for anything directly related to your role. Examples of graduate interview questions include ‘what was your biggest achievement at university?’ and ‘what was the worst part of your course?’

What jobs can you do with your degree?

On reed.co.uk, we’ve got lots of advice on what jobs you can do with your degree. So whether you studied english, law, business, psychology or science, or you got a 2:2 in any subject, we’ve got you covered.