If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions then read on…
First of all, you are not alone. Many new graduates find it can take time to settle into the world of work. Many say it has been much harder than they expected.
Ok you have had a few months now to recover from your studies and to revel in the big achievement of having a degree. Now it is a new year. What do you want to achieve this year? What would make you feel 2017 has been a success?
The staff at Careers and Employability are here to support you even after you have left university and we realise that sometimes it is useful to get help and advice in small chunks when and wherever suits you.
Some people say that it takes 21 days to learn new habits so over the next 21 days we will be offering you practical and relevant information and advice to help you give your career a make-over. If you take the time (maybe 30 minutes) each day to read what we have to say, and do some of the activities we have devised we are sure that you will feel more confident and better prepared.
As this is a new resource we are interested in your comments throughout. Are we covering the topics you need? What has been particularly helpful? Can you add any tips to other graduates from your own experience?
If you still need further or more in-depth help, or if you are feeling so anxious that you can’t think straight then get in touch.
To check your current thinking about careers, download our How ready are you Questionnaire?
What does ‘career success’ mean to you? Get yourself in the mood to think about this by viewing these 3 YouTube clips (source Kerr Inkson – Understanding Careers) which show different ideas about success. Financial success, recognition of one’s work and contributing to society come out of these songs. Which one do you identify with the most, or do they all leave you cold?
The 21 Days Programme starts here
Be ready to answer some big questions along the way.
Go to this link to start the series of blog posts: Day 1: To Plan or Not to Plan
All the posts in the programme
Who is behind the 21 Days programme?
The “21 Days to Career Success” programme is a joint production; devised and developed by Eileen Cunningham and Fiona Christie, both of whom are careers consultants and researchers in the field of careers and employability. You can contact us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincere thanks to colleagues – Gary Bardsley, Andy Kay, Tahira Majothi, Paul Sheppard, Justyna Turner and Tim Ward – for help with the ‘words’; and to our very talented interns James Monaghan for his photography, Carolina Beiertz for introducing us to expressive typography, and Dominika Piasecka for video footage. Also Callum Simmons for sketch artwork.
We’d also like to thank HECSU/Graduate Prospects for providing us with funding that helped in the development of this resource.
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