Class of 2023

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 2023, please request a graduate account in Careers Connect. When you have graduated or no longer have access to your student account. In the meantime, please continue to use your student account.

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.

  • Job Search Live
    Whatever type of job you’re seeking or application you might be working on, come along to this live session to get tailored support from the Careers Network Team!
    11:00 Wed 29 May 2024
    12:30 Wed 29 May 2024
    Poynting Computer Cluster P06
  • Career Planning Masterclass for Finalists: Explore Your Options
    Explore options after graduation; reflecting on your own values, motivations, and strengths.
    12:00 Wed 29 May 2024
    13:00 Wed 29 May 2024
  • Graduate Entry to Medicine: Personal statements and UCAT top tips
    Offering advice on how to write a good personal statement and prepare for UCAT.
    16:00 Wed 29 May 2024
    17:30 Wed 29 May 2024
  • 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 30 May 2024
    12:00 Thu 30 May 2024
  • Top Tips for Job Searching
    Join our online session about job search techniques, websites, resources and what employers are looking for when recruiting.
    11:00 Fri 31 May 2024
    12:00 Fri 31 May 2024
  • Be-Ready Garden Party
    Join us to meet Careers Network in the Green Heart!
    11:00 Tue 04 Jun 2024
    14:00 Tue 04 Jun 2024
    Green Heart (outside Cuore)
  • Be-Ready Garden Party
    Join us to meet Careers Network in the Green Heart!
    11:00 Tue 04 Jun 2024
    14:00 Thu 13 Jun 2024
    Green Heart (outside Cuore)
  • 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 04 Jun 2024
    12:00 Tue 04 Jun 2024
  • How to Find Work Experience
    Are you looking for work experience for the summer and beyond? This session will provide you with information on how you can search and find different types of work experience.
    11:30 Tue 04 Jun 2024
    13:00 Tue 04 Jun 2024
    Learning Centre UG09
  • Be-Ready Garden Party
    Join us to meet Careers Network in the Green Heart!
    11:00 Wed 05 Jun 2024
    14:00 Wed 05 Jun 2024
    Green Heart (outside Cuore)

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.

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 which have been designed to help, no matter where you are in your career journey.