How to Get A Graduate Job (FutureLearn)

How to Get A Graduate Job (FutureLearn)
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How to Get A Graduate Job (FutureLearn)
Make your graduate job search easier and land the graduate job you want with help from the UK's leading graduate coaching company. Understand the graduate recruitment process and prepare for the world of work. As a graduate, deciding which career path to choose, learning how to write a professional CV, and developing the interview skills to secure your dream job can be challenging – especially during these uncertain times. On this course, you’ll follow recent graduates through the highly competitive graduate job application process.

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Through their journeys, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the graduate job market.

With employers seeking candidates who can prove their employability skills, you’ll learn how to get workplace-ready, so that you can land the job you really want.


Syllabus


Week 1: Understanding yourself and the graduate job market

- Welcome to Week 1

In this section, Chris Davies outlines what you can expect from this course and shares his story of getting his first job after university. You will also get the opportunity to introduce yourself to your fellow learners.

Man in suit holding a laptop, iPhone and iPad.

- Understanding the dynamics of the graduate job market

In this section, we will explore why it can be so hard to get a graduate job and introduce the five key attributes that you must acquire in order to successfully navigate the graduate job market.

Lady in a black graduation gown and cap choosing her career path.

- Getting to know yourself and the type of career that will suit you best

Many graduates struggle with working out what roles/job titles are suitable for them. In this section, we categorise the types of graduate jobs and highlight the importance of employability skills.

A university student standing and holding a black laptop.

- How to articulate the skills you need for a career that will really suit you

It is vital that you articulate your skills throughout the entire graduate job application process. In this section, we explain how you can use the STAR method to conduct an audit of your skills.

iPad with photo of Chris Davis surrounded by coloured post-it notes and a pen.

- Summary of Week 1

Chris summarises everything that we have learnt in week 1, highlighting the key learnings, and outlines what to expect in week 2.


Week 2: How to master the job application process

- Welcome to Week 2

In this section, we explain how you can use what you learnt in week 1 to help you to create your CVs, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile.

Two ladies working together on a laptop.

- How to write CVs, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile

Getting your CVs, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile right is essential for impressing recruiters and getting invited to interviews.

Chris Davies coaching a graduate.

- Learn how to smart search plus advice and tips

The graduate job search process can be challenging. In this step, we show you how to strategically search and apply for suitable opportunities.

Laptop surrounded by a notepad, pen and post-it notes.

- Summary of Week 2

Chris highlights what you have learnt in week 2.


Week 3: How to become interview confident

- Welcome to Week 3

Week 3 is all about interviews. We explain why being interview confident is vital for your career success.

Laptop showing a video of Chris Davies, surrounded by a cup of coffee, a pen and post-it notes.

- Passing online tests and screening interviews

In this step, we share tips on how to pass online tests, telephone interviews and video interviews.

Recruiter interviewing a lady.

- What to do during and after face-to-face interviews

We share top tips for excelling in face-to-face interviews and assessment centres. We then outline following up after interviews.

Man standing with his arms folded.

- Dealing with interview outcomes

In this step, we share tips on what to do if you keep getting rejections, and how to adopt the right mindset.

Two books, The Student Book and the Graduate Book, written by Chris Davies.

- Summary of Week 3

In this final step, we test what you have learned in week 3 and summarise the entire course and what you can do next to boost your career prospects.



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This course has been designed for students and graduates looking for guidance on how to land a graduate job.

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