The transferable skills gained through a humanities degree are highly valued and sought after by employers.
These skills include:
- The ability to think creatively, critically and independently.
- Absorbing and sifting through complex information.
- To summarise, argue and debate.
- To research, analyse and present information.
- To convey meaning precisely.
However, having a wide range of career options can make it tricky for humanities graduates to decide what to do! Use the resources on our website or get in touch with your faculty careers team here.
Use our resource to help you find the perfect career for you here.
- Search and apply for hundreds of vacancies through our online jobs board on My Career Hub where we advertise part time opportunities, vacation work, placements, internships and graduate jobs. Login with your Manchester Met Student ID number and password.
- Join the Jobs4Students mailing list to find out about the paid on-campus opportunities for Manchester Met students, a fantastic way to gain experience and enhance employability.
- Read our guides on ‘Finding Work’ and ‘Looking for Graduate Jobs’, for top tips and links to useful websites.
- Do not forget to check local sources of vacancies such as the local paper, the notice board in the cafe, the local job centre and shop windows are all important for finding job adverts.
- Send speculative applications. A ‘speculative application’ is the term used when a person approaches an organisation directly, rather than responding to an advert, to ask whether there are any jobs or other opportunities available. Many vacancies are not advertised and applying to a company in this way can be a good way to find vacancies, showing initiative and enthusiasm.
Use social media! Many companies have a presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, these can be great tools for researching companies, making contacts with recruiters and professionals, and finding vacancies. Learn more in our ‘Using Social Media for Job Hunting’ guide.
Job Search Websites:
General Graduate Job Sites:
- Guardian Jobs.
- GradIntel: Register to develop an online employability profile, then match with graduate level jobs, internships and further study opportunities.
- Graduate-Jobs: jobs & recruitment agencies / immediate start vacancies.
- GRAD Jobs.
- Grad Plus: Advertises graduate level job opportunities by sector.
- Graduate Recruitment Bureau: Provides a free career matchmaking service.
- Inside Careers: Specialist site for graduate careers in finance.
- Milk Round: Able to search by region Graduate jobs across a range of sectors, with an events calendar with vacancy deadlines.
- Monster: Recruitment website UK graduate jobs.
- Prospects: Graduate job seekers.
- Target Jobs: Jobs, internships and careers advice specifically for graduates.
- The Times Top 100: Research graduate employers.
- Total Jobs: Graduate employer.
- Wikijob: For students detailing the application and recruitment processes for numerous graduate recruiters.
Placements and Internships:
Digital and Media:
For a complete list, see our guide: ‘Getting into the Media Industries.’
Ethical Employer Jobsites:
- One World: Is a non-profit UK-based organisation which new media, mobile and web technologies, social good, helping people across the world to improve their lives and become active citizens. Search their ethical jobs and volunteer database.
- Business Human Rights: Independent organisation aiming to track the positive and negative impact of companies worldwide.
- Green Guide: Has a jobs and volunteering section.
- Ethical Jobs: Ethical jobs from around the world.
- Student Hubs: Social Impact Internship Scheme and the Social Innovation Programme.
Journalism, Writing and Publishing:
Probation and Uniformed Services:
For a complete list, see our guide: ‘Working in the Public & Not for Profit Sector’.
Working Abroad and Using Languages:
General careers information websites:
Careers and Employability Support:
The Careers and Employability Service offers a range of support to Manchester Met students and graduates:
Detailed Careers Guides: Our full range of careers guides, including information on finding and applying for opportunities are available on our website.
Ask a Careers Question Online: Get online advice through My Career Hub, ask your question at any time and receive support via email.
Careers Consultant Appointments: Book a 30-minute appointment with a Careers and Employability Consultant by calling 0161 247 3483.
Careers Events: Meet employers and enhance your employability by attending our workshops, employer events and careers fairs.