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Graduate resources

Graduate resources

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Not sure what to do after you graduate? We can help!

We’ve created a series of resources designed especially for final year students, plus we've hand-picked some of the most useful advice online. Here's some of our most recent and relevant:

Online events

We're running events and workshops online, and highlights will be recorded and linked here! Attending live allows you to interact and ask questions. Use MyCareer to find upcoming webinars, workshops and more.  

Applications and interviews 

Thinking about applying for a job? These resources can help you out.

Webinar recordings 

  • Interview and Assessment Centre Technique - Learn how to stand out at this stage of the recruitment process, and to adapt to the video interviews and assessment centres that will become more common in the current climate.
  • Mock Assessment Centre - A recording of a mock assessment centre that was run by James Farley, CEO of Transform Society (Teach First, Police Now) it features information about excelling at assessment centres and information about how they'll be run digitally. Some of the time during the webinar was given over for participants to do the activities - you can skip through those sections. 
  • Strategies for Overcoming Interview Nerves  - Interviews can be a scary prospect but with ample preparation and a few helpful tips they can be a lot less daunting. Find out how to overcome those nerves by watching this session, delivered by a former graduate recruiter.
  • Using Your Sport Experience to Stand Out - Hosted by Leeds Sport, find out how your sport and physical activity can help you to be more employable and how you can use this experience in applications and interviews. 

Other resources

Planning your career

Still not sure what you want to do? That's totally normal - and there's always loads of options whatever your course, take a look at these resources.

Webinar recordings 

Blog posts

Other resources

Finding a job

Starting to look for vacancies, but not sure how to go about it? We've got loads of info on that!

  • The State of Graduate Recruitment post-COVID 19 - A presentation from James Darley of Transform Society on how COVID-19 has impacted the graduate recruitment market and which sectors have been hardest hit (1:00 - 10:00 and 37:00 - 43:00 with details of some graduate programmes in the public sector in-between) followed by a Q&A with James (43:35 onwards)
  • Networking not working? - A session exposing the myths surrounding networking and offer advice and tips to help you develop your strategy when approaching and talking to professionals in various job roles and sectors.
  • Getting job sites to do the work for you - Navigating vacancy sites can be a challenge and lead to frustration, with hundreds of different vacancies appearing and being emailed to you. This guide shows you how to use job sites like MyCareer smartly, and to get them to do the work for you. 
  • A Student's Story of Securing a Graduate Job During Lockdown - A recorded Q&A session with a fresh graduate member of the Class of 2020 who's secured a graduate job during lockdown. She talks about her experience of a process mainly undertaken online and offers hints and tips about the process. 
  • Leeds Exclusive Opportunities - Being able to stand out when looking for jobs can be difficult. This blog post details some of the exclusive opportunities open solely to Leeds students, which is a great way to do this.
  • Debut: Graduate Employers still hiring - COVID-19 has had an impact on the economy, and the number of employers hiring as a result. Debut have put together a confirmed list of graduate employers who have confirmed they’re still hiring, which could help to reassure you and give you some inspiration on where to look for roles.   

Want to speak to one of our experts?

Book a video/audio appointment through MyCareer. We're available Monday-Friday and we're happy to help.

  • Appointments are via Microsoft Teams, which is free to download to any smart device
  • If you don’t have access to a smart device, let the adviser know in the comments when you book the appointment and they will make alternative arrangements with you. 

A variety of appointments are available depending on what you would like support with: Application Support, Mock Interviews and Careers Guidance. Read the description before booking to get the most appropriate support for you.

If your situation has changed due to COVID 19, book a Careers Guidance appointment to speak to a consultant about your specific circumstances.