Whether you are just starting out at St George’s, about to complete your course this year, or anything in between; it is always the right time to work on your career management. For those graduating this year, the urgency is even greater to find the right next step, so do take advantage of the support on offer.
Here are some simple starting tips.
Explore, Plan and Apply are the stages to work through. We have a section on the Careers Canvas pages dedicated to each step, supporting you along the way.
Exploring is finding the direction that is right for you and inspires you! Take the time to identify your skills and strengths, see what graduate job opportunities and careers sectors interest you, and network to meet the right people that share your career interest.
You may find that the St George’s alumni stories inspire you and open up a range of possibilities to explore. Alumni from different courses offered at St George’s give you an introduction to what their current role involves and how they got there. Get career advice from people who have been in your situation just a few years ago.
Planning is taking the time to plot your approach to reach your goal. For example, organising work experience to upskill and test out ideas, deciding where to apply for a placement, researching your next course of study. Perhaps you want to explore the Student Ambassador programme (opens October 2020) to work within St George’s and boost your CV. There are many ideas for CV boosting experience on the Careers Canvas pages. Don’t forget to give yourself the best advantage by completing the St George’s Skill and Recognition Award, an online skills portfolio to take you through from your current stage, all the way through your career.
Applying making a successful application, CV and pass recruitment processes. If you are looking for your next move now, and of course closing dates for many graduate schemes are coming to an end in November, we have recently added some resources to help you at this particular time. Have a look at our Canvas page on job hunting in a Global Pandemic.
We hope you can find all you need. Contact us with any queries, worries or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org