My name is Ian Houghton. I graduated from Salford Business School last year – 2013, with a degree in Business and Management with Professional Placement. While I was at the University of Salford I made the most of the time by undertaking a one year placement with South West Water as a Contacts Administrator and was part of the university boat club. Since my graduation I have been working for United Utilities as a Graduate Project Controller.
I have learned a lot of lessons during my search for a job in my final year, and yes it was frustrating to receive no replies to my job applications but it was worth it in the end!
I wanted to write this blog in order to share with those final year students my journey on getting a job after uni. If you are a student who is looking to enter the world of work and want to have a taste of what skills and abilities you will need to really succeed in your first few years after graduation – read this post! Showing these abilities in applications and interviews will also give you an extra edge to ultimately getting your first post-university job and getting your career underway.
So, what are my top 5 skills and abilities for getting a job after uni?