Career Options

Don't worry if you don't feel committed to one direction yet, career decisions take time, thought and research to resolve.  Investing time at this stage will help you find a fulfilling career and will enable you to market yourself effectively to potential employers. Take time to consider your career direction and focus. Remember your career will evolve over time. Take some time to go through the your degree what next pages to get started, or come in and talk it through with one of our advisers.

You might want to consider the following

Graduate recruitment schemes

Graduate employer training schemes aren’t just for current students, graduates can apply too. In fact many of them will value your additional experience. If you have applied before, ask for feedback on your initial application and check with the employer to make sure there are no restrictions on your ability to apply again. Make sure you are registered with our TARGETconnect system to receive up to date emails on relevant vacancies

Opportunity providers

There are a number of agencies offering paid short term work experience to graduates. This can be a great way to develop skills, networks and experience. Some of the largest ones in Scotland are:

Top tips

Gain a wide range of experience

Get involved in new initiatives or projects at work and consider volunteering  or a return to study to develop new or more specialised skills.

Develop a network of contacts and use social media smartly

For lots of helpful advice have a look at our information on networking  and social media

Keep your CV up-to-date

Make sure you to include the most up to date and relevant information on your CV, read our pages on CVs


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