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Keen to succeed in today’s competitive job market? Want to learn how to make the most of longer-term graduate career development opportunities? This handy guide is the gateway to help you understand the academic and practical aspects of employability and to make the most of your longer-term graduate employability development. Inside you’ll find:  • A critical examination of theory to help with your employability studies  • Practical insights through real-world case studies on everything from job applications, to using work experience and networking effectively  • Specially commissioned employer, university, adviser and graduate insights from organisations large and small, as diverse as investment banking and international development aid giving you the inside track on what employers are looking for and how to develop your career. This essential guide equips you with the knowledge and practical guidance you need to achieve your full potential during your studies, into your first role, and in your career beyond.

Preparing for Work
Preparing for Work
Early Experience

A consistent theme in all our employer interviews has been developing early experience and showing passion for your proposed areas of work. Early experience helps you to ignite your passion for further study to achieve your ambitions. In later job interviews, early experience helps to focus attention on something to discuss during selection processes early experience will also demonstrate your readiness for work.

In Table 3.1 we give examples of how you can develop experience and understanding of your prospective areas of work. As well as developing experience, you will have the opportunity to develop contacts and networks for the future.

Remember, it is not simply turning up to these organisations but being able to explain, in covering letters and ...

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