Launch your graduate career
A fortnight of dedicated workshops to support new graduates.
Do you require support with your career planning?
- 20/02/23, 10:00 – 11:00 CV/Cover letters
- 20/02/23, 14:00 – 15:30 Assessment centres and psychometric tests
- 20/02/23, 15:00 – 16:00 Career planning in a hurry
- 21/02/23, 10:00 – 11:00 Finding hidden vacancies
- 22/02/23, 11:00 – 15:00 EVENT- South West Placement and Graduate Careers Fair (in person)
- 22/02/23, 11:00 – 12:00 Selling your skills
- 22/02/23, 13:00 – 14:00 Sharing disabilities and other conditions with employers
- 23/02/23, 10:00 – 11:00 How to deal with anxieties in recruitment
- 23/02/23, 13:30 – 15:00 EVENT - Employer Insight Panel - Careers in the South West
- 24/02/23, 13:00 – 14:00 Self-employment
- 27/02/23, 14:00 – 15:00 Handy hints when starting a new job
- 28/02/23, 10:00 – 11:00 Job search techniques
- 01/03/23, 10:00 – 11:00 Preparing for interviews effectively
- 01/03/23, 12:00 – 16:00 EVENT - Geo-Environmental Placement and Graduate Careers Fair (in person)
- 02/03/23, 10:00 – 10:45 Considering postgraduate study
- 02/03/23, 11:00 – Master Linkedin
- 02/03/23, 11:00 – Working in the UK as an international student
- 02/03/23, 14:00 – 15:00 Progressing your professional development
Log in to myCareer
As a graduate, you can update your account on myCareer to an Alumni account and still receive access to:
- advice and support from the Careers Service after you graduate, either face-to-face, over the phone or via Zoom
- the latest graduate job vacancies
- events such as Career Fairs and Networking Evenings to help expand your professional network and explore your career options
- online resources to support your job search and career development.
Log in to myCareer Digital Resources
- Covering letter and CV builder
- Practice psychometric and aptitude test
- Skill assessment tools
- Industry reports
Access to myCareer Digital Resources continues after graduation. Update your profile to a non-university email to continue access or contact us. Available 24/7, anywhere, anytime and on any mobile device.
Are you unsure what to do next? 4 top tips to help you in your career decision-making.
1. Use the Prospects Career Planner that matches your skills, motivations and desires. This is linked to the Prospects job profiles which will give you a window into hundreds of different graduate occupations and it’s completely free!
2. Explore your career options using our new Where could your degree subject take you pages. This resource takes an in-depth look at all of Plymouth's degree subjects and gives you information on the knowledge and skills acquired during your degree, career options based on where University of Plymouth graduates have gone before and lists graduate employers. Alternatively, you can also use the “What can I do with my degree” section on the Prospects website.
3. Book a one to one careers guidance interview with one of our qualified career advisers. To contact the Careers team you can complete the online form via MyCareer or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Attend one of our online skills webinars range from Job search strategies, LinkedIn Masterclass and interview techniques. Discover more on our events and skill development page.
5 amazing online tools to help you secure your dream job
Three stages: plan it, write it, and check it. This tool will help you with style structure and format; all you need to do is work through the sections following the advice provided.
Score your CV with over 50 checks to boost your chances of getting to interview. Checks include presentation, structure, content, skills and language. In each section there is further advice so you can improve it and re-submit it.CV360
This tool gets you ready for your interview and allows you to experience a huge range of interview questions in a lucky dip style, auto-generated mock interviews or pre-built interviews curated on the actual job you are applying for. Once you have taken a mock interview you will be presented with a personal report based on feedback by artificial intelligence analysis of your video responses. These are based on your responses, body language, how you communicate, positioning on screen, the quality of your video and even how much you smiled, giving you a sense of how you are coming across to the interviewer. The system also points you to a library of very handy hints and tips.
Assessment Centre Aptitude Tests
Employers use psychometric, personality or aptitude testing to assess the suitability of candidates during the hiring process – they are often used in assessment centres. Unlike psychometric or personality tests, aptitude tests do have a right or wrong answer, so practising them can make a big difference to your chances of being hired. This is where you can practice a wide variety of commonly used assessments to improve your chances of performing well in the real thing.
Providing valuable information, including analysis, trends, top companies and key facts, to help you evaluate career options within a specific industry and help you prepare for the interview process. 15 occupational areas are covered from Accountancy, through Healthcare and Charities, to Travel and Tourism.Industry Reports
Graduate skill shortage areas
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, the graduate labour market has witnessed significant change, but rest assured that many graduate recruiters are still recruiting.
Many key graduate employment sectors such as health, social care, IT, professional services have been much less affected than other areas of the economy. In addition, the following professionals are highly sought-after in the UK.
- Nurses and medical practitioners
- Human resources and industrial relations officers
- Social workers and housing associate professionals
- Programmers and software development professionals
Some of these professions and the broader sectors within which they are situated are in fact open to graduates with a variety of degree subject areas who would consider either a one or two year postgraduate qualification.
Although, the labour market is challenging in some sectors, there are opportunities and we are here to help you to secure them. We have a range on online resources you can access and you are welcome to make an appointment to speak to one of the careers consultants via MyCareer.
Considering further study
Undertaking postgraduate study could give you the competitive edge in a turbulent job market, along with providing you with the opportunity to specialise in your chosen field.
Discover different types of postgraduate study and factors to consider in order for you to decide if postgraduate study is right for you. Also as a finalist from the University of Plymouth, you may be entitled to our alumni 20% discount.
University of Plymouth Alumni
Graduating from Plymouth means you are now part of a thriving alumni community with a range of fantastic benefits including reunions, networking, a digital magazine and access to a whole range of university services.
For more information go to our Alumni pages and join the community.
- 15 months after graduation
- by email or phone
- to learn about your activities and views.