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I am ready to apply for graduate level/professional opportunities.

  • Written resources for all stages of the recruitment and selection process
  • Speculative Applications – Targeting companies that meet your career criteria, e.g. Sector, region, preferred style/culture of organisation can be an effective way to open up opportunities for graduate employment, work experience, work shadowing and academic projects. The Fame Database holds information on 3.8 million companies in the UK and Ireland which can be filtered by postal region, number of employees and industry type to identify possible companies specific to your interests. The style of writing needed to attract attention and develop connection may need some practice – check out our Making a speculative job application on My Career Zone Digital.
  • Events - see a list of events on Handshake to help you apply for opportunities. 

Whether you know what further study you want to go on to, or need help deciding the best path for you, our Choosing postgraduate study webpage has a wealth of information to help you make an informed decision. 

Unfortunately it is a very competitive market out there but it is important not to get disheartened; it may be the case that you just need a small tweak here and there to tip you over the edge. Our careers team offer some great support around the keys skill required to achieve your dream job. Please have a look at our job application resources on My Career Zone, and you might want to expand your search to include resources on CVs and covering letters, Interviews, Psychometric testing and Assessment centres. If you have any questions please don’t be afraid to contact us via +44(0)1392 724493, careers@exeter.ac.uk or live chat.

Congratulations! Now that you have secured employment or postgraduate study, be sure to self-promote via your LinkedIn account, which will help with future career progression. If you want any support or advice around making the most out of your LinkedIn profile, there are online webinars, LinkedIn lab workshop, and one-to-one appointments available, all bookable via Handshake.

Finally, please remember that the University of Exeter’s career service is available after graduation for as long as you need us.