Graduates, your next steps

As a graduate, you get access to tailored careers support for life.

 

Whether you are thinking about your next steps, building your CV, or searching for a graduate job, we have a wide range of online resources designed with you in mind. If you are a new graduate, you will need to reset your password to access Career Hub.

 

Use the drop downs below to focus on what you need most, or follow step-by-step.

Options with my degree

Figuring out your career pathway can be tough. Try out these tools and resources for additional guidance.


Career Pulse - a testing tool that can help you find an appropriate career pathway, this is especially useful if you’re completely unsure on where to take your future.


Career Guides - useful guides to support your search for a career, these have been put together by our faculty teams and can help in finding a specific degree related pathway.


Prospects - a great tool to find out everything you could want to know during your job search. From locating a job, to job and employer profiles, careers advice, and a page dedicated to ‘what job would suit me’.


Further Study - if you’re considering progressing your studies one step further, check out this page dedicated to exploring further study options.


Self-Employment - there are so many options available to you, sometimes it’s worth considering different ones. A career in freelancing might be exactly what you’re looking for.


Still unsure on what’s next? Chat with a member of our team whenever suits you. Ask a question on Career Hub, email, or call us on 0161 247 3483.

CVs and cover letters

Whether it’s building your CV, or looking for ways to improve, we’ve got you covered.


CV360 - do you want instant feedback on your CV? This is the place to get it. Our CV checker tool is a great starting point for getting your first draft CV graded and receiving constructive feedback in seconds.


CV Guide - access a wide range of resources, including example CVs, top tips, and useful information on how to structure your CV.

 

Prospects - additional resources at your fingertips, example CVs, cover letters, and advice and guidance on creating an appropriate CV.


Creating your LinkedIn profile  - did you know that a significant number of graduates find job opportunities through LinkedIn and online platforms? Build your online CV on LinkedIn, make connections, and let employers know what you have to offer.


Ask a Question - this feature is available through Career Hub. Submit a question or your CV for review and one of our careers team will get back to you within 3 working days. If you’re a recent graduate, you might need to reset your password to access this feature.

Graduate job search

With so many job sourcing websites out there it can be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. Here is some guidance on the ones we recommend.


Graduate Scheme List - if you’re looking for a graduate scheme then this list, which is updated every year, is a great place to begin your search. Find out which companies are recruiting, where opportunities are available, and where and how to apply.


Career Hub - exclusive to Manchester Met students and graduates, our jobs board is available to you for life! Check here for new vacancies from local and national employers. If you’ve just graduated you might need to reset your password to access this feature.


Graduate Jobs Guide - for more specific or specialised graduate job sites, this guide has them all.


We do recommend looking on as many websites as possible, try these to get you started:

Social media is also a great place to find opportunities. Try searching for specific companies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, most organisations will have a dedicated careers account.

Interviews

Interviews can be a daunting part of the job process, so of course you can find helpful advice and guidance here to give you that all-important edge.


Interview Guide - learn how to prepare, structure your responses, discover the different interview styles, and how to make the most of feedback in our interview guide.


Assessment Centre Guide - know what to expect, learn how to prepare, and check out the dos and don’ts for your next assessment centre.


Career Centre - stocked full of great tips and tricks to tackle interviews, our online centre has lots of helpful advice.


Prospects - discover the different types of interview, questions to ask, questions that might be asked to you, and general interview support.


Do you think you’d benefit from practicing before the real thing? Join us for a mock video interview to develop your skills. Contact the team to get access to this exciting feature!

Career fairs and events

Even as a graduate you’re welcome on campus to attend events throughout the year. Don’t forget all the other amazing careers events that could be happening near you too!


Career Hub Events - sign in to Career Hub and view the events happening throughout the year, on and off campus, remember to sign up where necessary. If you’re a recent graduate you might need to reset your password to access this feature.


Prospects - across the country there are events happening nearly every week! Check out the list Prospects has, filter and find one near you to get involved. Prospects run a Virtual Careers Fair at specific times over the year, so you don’t even need to move off the couch to find employers and job opportunities.

Further support

If you would like to talk with a member of our team to discuss your career path, CV advice, interview support, or anything else careers related in more detail, below are some options for you to browse:


For degree specific advice, contact your Faculty team.


Self-Refer - need extra support figuring out your next steps? Refer yourself to the Early Career Graduate team, who are dedicated to supporting you in finding a graduate job.

Get involved as a Graduate 

Eager to keep in touch with us? Here are some ways you can get involved...


15 months after you graduate the Graduate Outcomes Survey will be sent out to you. This is a chance to have your say and let us know how you’ve gotten on after finishing your degree! We really value your input.


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