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Graduate job search
After years of countless lectures and tiring nights in the library having your head buried in textbooks, we know you’ll be bursting to kick-start your career.
As a graduate, opportunities are plenty, with careers available in numerous industries and sectors, and new roles being created every day. There are internships and graduate schemes to consider, as well as a variety of SMEs to FTSE 100 companies to explore but it can also be a daunting prospect.
It can be difficult to determine exactly where to start when beginning your job search but if you’ve found your way to our site then you’re definitely on the right track.
Michael Page is here to help with expert advice on how to make the most of your skills.
Michael Page graduate scheme
Michael Page has been at the top of the recruitment game for more than 40 years. We’ve expanded our operations into 35 countries and we’re still growing.
Our recipe for success is simple: attract commercially aware graduates, develop and train them, and watch their careers grow. Our consultants enjoy fast-paced, sociable, hard-working offices and the flexibility to explore career options in any of our offices worldwide.
Career progression is also high on the agenda at Michael Page, so if you have a strong drive to succeed and want to build a long successful career, then a role in recruitment could well be the path for you.
If you’re interested in becoming a recruitment consultant visit our grad scheme page.
Graduate career advice
Our specially-tailored advice pages provide expert tips to help you kick-start your career. We’re here for the long-term, so once you’ve gained that valuable experience in your chosen field, Michael Page is on hand to help with all your future job moves.
Establish your professional brand
It is important, not only as a graduate, but for any job seeker to equip yourself with the right tools to market yourself effectively. A well-written CV that is tailored to the specific role and an accompanying cover letter to compliment it are essential.
Be sure your CV highlights the right skills that are necessary for the role you are applying for and use your cover letter to demonstrate why you would be best suited for the position.
Use our graduate CV template and guide to writing a graduate cover letter to help you construct the perfect combo.
In addition to this, you should ensure your social media profiles are also up to standard. Set your personal accounts to private and regularly update your professional accounts to highlight the most relevant skills and experience. Do a thorough audit of your posts and public photos to make sure you are broadcasting the right impression.
If you’re unsure of where to start, check out our advice in ‘Is your social media stopping you from getting a job?’
Sell your skill set
When you are invited to attend an interview, this is your chance to shine. Be confident in your abilities and be prepared to sell yourself as the value-adding professional you are.
In the lead up to an interview, make sure you familiarise yourself with the contents of your CV and cover letter, and have appropriate examples or further detail to expand on if asked.
Know the dress code and what is appropriate to wear at the office. Ask the question; is it a very formal or more casual office? Often the dress standards fall somewhere in between, so smart is usually best. But it is always safest to double check.
For more information read advice from a fellow graduate on how to ace the interview.
Hit the ground running
Once you have been offered a role, be ready to impress.
Learn your way around the office, meet your team and build strong relationships, be efficient in your role and take initiative - become indispensable at work.
If you are looking for graduate opportunities be sure to browse our current listings here. We regularly have roles specifically seeking graduates in key sectors such as sales, marketing, HR, digital, technology, engineering and manufacturing, logistics and finance to name but a few.
If you would like further guidance or more information on a career with Michael Page, please be sure to get in touch with one of our specialist consultants today.