Friday, November 1, 2019
6 min read

Everything you need to get a graduate job

Getting a job can be an intimidating process, and it can be hard to know what’s expected at each stage of the process (as well as what the process actually is). However, there are lots of useful things to be aware of that can help you on the way to securing your dream role.

Maybe you’ve only just started to think about employment, or maybe you’re struggling to find a job after university – either way, you’ll be able to find lots of advice and tips below on how to get a graduate job.


Still at university?

It’s great that you’re thinking about a job now, even if you have no idea where to start. Luckily, we can help you!

Need some advice for smashing final year?

How to make the most of your free time at uni

How to survive your final year

How to improve your employability without being employed

…and here are some examples of jobs you can get without experience on your CV!


Degree advice

What can I do with a chemistry degree?

What can I do with a biology degree?

What can I do with a maths degree?

What can I do with a psychology degree?

What can I do with my modern languages degree?

What can I do after my PHD?


What are my options!?!

Alternatives to grad schemes

Take a gap year

Move to Manchester

Get an internship

Work for a startup


Where do I look…and when?

When to apply for graduate jobs

How to find your first graduate job


General motivation 

How to survive life after graduation

Learn from Meghan Markle

Tips for staying optimistic

How to beat job search procrastination


Graduate CV tips

Getting your CV right is an endless process. The good news is that a couple of mistakes are fairly common, so once you avoid those, you’re off to a brilliant start!

How to make your CV better

How to improve your CV

Make your personal profile stand out

CV troubleshooting

Can I use emojis in my CV?

How to create a graduate profile on LinkedIn



Interviews. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them! Everyone finds interviews stressful, so if they freak you out you’re not alone.

Some basics

How to be interview ready

What to wear to a graduate job interview

Common interview questions explained

Interview traps to watch out for

How to do a video interview

Things not to do in a job interview

Body language advice for a job interview


Want to stand out?

Ways to go the extra mile in a job interview

Mastering the thank you email


Still not getting hired?


Your first job!

You’ve been offered a job! Congratulations. Here’s some advice for make it the best possible start to your career. 


Before you accept

Things to check for when signing an employment contract

How to negotiate salary and work flexibility for a graduate job


Money, money, money

Things to look out for in your first payslip

Money saving tips for grads moving to London



How to feel at home in your new job

Podcasts for career success

Tips to combat first job stress

How to boost productivity at work

Channel Beyoncé (obviously)


Moving on 

Takeaway lessons from your internship

How to hand in notice for your grad job


Want a helping hand? Make sure you sign up to BrighterBox and we’ll do our best to place you at your dream job.

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