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Now you know about yourself, the types of jobs you could do and how the graduate job market works it's time to hunt down some jobs or graduate schemes to apply for.

Our very best resource on finding a job is on the Careers & Employability Moodle under "Online Training". Look for the course "Find Jobs & Internships".

5 ways to find jobs

Try a combination of these methods:

1. Explore sectors and companies

Look into sectors that interest you (e.g. energy, retail, charity). You can do this online and by attending employer events

Learn about interesting organisations, visit their websites and investigate what roles they have available.

Try these:

2. Discover opportunities on job boards

Job boards are websites with searchable listings of jobs.

Try these:

  • Sector specific job boards, for example;
    • Aspirare (specialising in Engineering & IT)
    • Bubble Jobs (for careers in in advertising web, e-commerce, digital, marketing and online jobs)
    • charityjob (for careers in fundraising, charity, not for profit and non governmental organisations)
    • CyberSecurityJobsite (contract & permanent jobs in cyber security)
    • DeLacyExecutive (for agriculture, natural resources and biotechnology jobs)
    • Games Recruit (for careers in the video games industry) 
    • Gradcracker (careers for STEM students)
    • GreenJobs (for careers in the green industry, for example Energy Saving jobs)
    • Jobs.ac.uk (for careers in academic, research, science and related professions) 
    • jobsgopublic (for careers in the public sector
    • Liftstream (for careers in Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Life Science sectors)
    • w4mp (for careers in the House of Commons)

For more job-specific recruitment site find the appropriate Prospects job profile and click the "Employers and vacancies" link.

3. Talk to people

Did you know that 25% of Royal Holloway graduates find their first roles through friends or family?

Ask friends and family if they know of opportunities in the areas you are looking. Attend events and any talk to any relevant societies, speak to people and let them know what you are looking for and what you have to offer. Join LinkedIn, make connections and get involved in LinkedIn groups.

4. Let organisations know you're available

If, while researching, you find an organisation you'd like to work for but they don't seem to be advertising any jobs you can write to introduce yourself to them. Sometimes organisations will make room for people they think will be good for their team. As a general rule this approach works best with small and medium sized organisation in the private sector.

You will find help specifically on this on the Careers & Employability Moodle under "Online Training" (look for the course "Find Jobs & Internships" and the section "Go Pro(active)  in 15 mins (3 of 4).

5. Use a recruitment agency

Recruitment agencies connect students and graduates with recruiting organisations. Find out more here



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