What’s your next move?
As thousands of students across the UK say goodbye to exam halls and throw their mortar boards into the air, many of them will turn to their classmates and ask, what now? Where do I go next? In 2013 roughly 40% of young people made the decision to go to university but so many get caught up in the haze of £2 pints and late night library visits they forget that they have the rest of their lives to plan for. Afterwards, more than a quarter of ex-students will return to their childhood home, with a shiny new certificate in hand, but they will most likely revert back to their teenage ways and can become complacent.
Now the gown has been returned, photos have been taken and university is over. Do you go travelling? Do you carry on with academia and undertake a Masters? Or do you enter the scary real world of grown-ups where it’s all coffee catch ups and commuting? If you go for option number three then first and foremost you need to have some clarification of what interests you. Even just an idea helps. Let’s take communications, if you are keen to enter the world of communications then you need to really get into it. It’s pretty obvious but communications is all about communicating. So, you need to ask questions, get involved, say yes to that internship or voluntary work, get everyone you know to read over your CV 10 times and find that likely typo.
Getting in touch with specialist recruitment companies is a fantastic way to find out more about the sector you are interested in. Don’t be shy, it can help give you an idea of where you stand in the world and how you can make your mark. We even put on events ourselves and give you this advice for free! There is a lot of competition out there so getting involved and trying new opportunities will really help get you noticed. Don’t be afraid of the outcome, it may take some time but soon you will be on your way to that elusive dream job.
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