Unemployed or Looking for a Change

If you aren't working, or are in a job you aren't happy with, or are working in a sector that does not motivate you, don't worry, as this a common experience, especially for new graduates. Career planning is a lifelong process and it can take time to get into the right employment. There are career strategies and techniques you can use to find new opportunities. Exploring your interests and the opportunities that are available to you will help to make informed decisions. Have a look at our student pages to get started, or come in and speak to one of our advisers.

You might want to consider gaining relevant experience through paid opportunities or through volunteering, or a return to study. This could also be a good moment to review the CV and application forms  you are sending out, or to get some feedback on your interview technique, or to consider how you are using social media and your network of contacts. We do recommend that you set up a LinkedIn profile and join the University of Stirling Alumni LinkedIn group to help with your networking and job search. 

Your confidence and motivation can take a hit when you aren't working or aren't feeling stretched by employment. Find out more and get some top tips on by reading our Staying Motivated.

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