Class of 2024

Careers Network is here to support you now and into the future.

We know the transition into life beyond university can be daunting, so to help you get ready, we have tips, tricks and tools to get your career off to a great start.

Top 5 tips to boost your employability

Here are some top tips Careers Network recommends you explore to boost your employability as a recent graduate.

1. Register with Careers Network

If you are graduating in July 2024, please request a graduate account in Careers Connect.  This will allow you to browse graduate jobs and internships, book your place on an event or book a 1-1 careers appointment to discuss your next steps.

2. Check our latest online events programme

Our online programme of events and activities (see below) are tailored for you to develop your skills and enhance your professional network.

  • Top Tips for Creating a CV
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 23 Jul 2024
    12:00 Tue 23 Jul 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for a successful Cover Letter
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Thu 25 Jul 2024
    12:00 Thu 25 Jul 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for Online Applications
    Information on why employers use online forms, how to prepare and some top tips for tackling the most common types of questions.
    11:00 Fri 26 Jul 2024
    12:00 Fri 26 Jul 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for CVs, Cover Letters and Applications
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 30 Jul 2024
    12:00 Tue 30 Jul 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for using LinkedIn
    Find out how to create your profile and learn top tips to get you ahead when using this social media tool in your job search.
    11:00 Thu 01 Aug 2024
    12:00 Thu 01 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for Creating a CV
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 06 Aug 2024
    12:00 Tue 06 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for Interview and Assessment Centre Success
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Thu 08 Aug 2024
    12:00 Thu 08 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for CVs, Cover Letters and Applications
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 13 Aug 2024
    12:00 Tue 13 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for a successful Cover Letter
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Thu 15 Aug 2024
    12:00 Thu 15 Aug 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for Interview and Assessment Centre Success
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 20 Aug 2024
    12:00 Tue 20 Aug 2024
    Online

3. Careers Mentoring scheme

Apply for the Careers Mentoring scheme to help you crystallise your career goals and plan your next steps by learning from a professional working in an area of interest.

4. Free CV Checker and interview tools

Get instant feedback on your CV with our online tool ‘CV Checker’ and practice your interview technique online. Both of these can be access from the Digital Resources Hub.

5. Brum Alum LinkedIn group

Keep up to date by following us on Brum Alum LinkedIn group for the latest news, guidance and advice.

Further careers support

Access our graduate pathways and careers support for graduates web pages which have been designed to help, no matter where you are in your career journey.