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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.

Finding Work
Finding Work

‘I am a psychology graduate

What is the hardest thing about being a psychologist?

Finding a job’

(Debra Barraud, Humans of Amsterdam, Foto Exhibition Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, 2015. Used with Permission.)
Introduction and Preparing for Applications

Preparing work application is a massively time-consuming process. There are very few shortcuts in the process. In this chapter we recommend how to prepare yourself for this process. With the number of graduates applying for roles, applications will receive only a very short period of consideration: those which have obvious gaps in background, competences, appropriate qualification or which contain gaffs and errors (see below) will be quickly discarded. If you cannot submit a well-prepared application, it is usually best not to waste your time. Here we present some tips for ...

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