Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook
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THE indispensable guide for undergraduates as they consider what to do with their degree once they have graduated. Readers will learn how to navigate the labour market and how to keep going when the going gets tough, and especially how to make best use of the opportunities that are around to develop their skills and experience for the future. It provides practical tactics and strategies for students to use to manage their career choices by self assessment against current economic climate, using essential, up to date labour market information.
1. What are your options after university?
2. The Graduate Job Market
3. Labour market information: analysis of what graduates do
4. Graduate training schemes
5. Job Opportunities: researching the market
6. Work: benefits of employment without pay
7. Dates and deadlines - your timeline for action
8. Harnessing natural energy: buddying up and sharing experience
9. Making applications - how to make your degree really count.
10. Planning for travel and what to do when you return
11. Postgraduate study: choosing a course and making a good application
12. Identifying your skills, interests and values
13. My decision in my context: choosing the right career; finding a suitable job; other considerations e.g. mobility, family commitments
Between them, Judith and Rachel have 50 years experience of career guidance. Their own careers span a number of roles and locations. They also have day to day contact with students who are shaping their brilliant careers.
Dr Judith Done is qualified both in career guidance and occupational psychology. She has worked as a practitioner and manager in careers services, then ran professional career guidance training at Manchester Metropolitan University. For the last decade, she has been a senior manager in student services, and led the highly effective careers centre, at the University of Chester.
Professor Rachel Mulvey has done pretty much the same (practice, management, professional training) but in the South East. She has done research at international level, and has written on careers issues for the academic and professional press. She has broadcast on careers, most recently on BBC4s Womans Hour. Rachel is currently Associate Dean of Psychology at the University of East London.
Both Judith and Rachel are Fellows of the Institute of Career Guidance, and passionate in their shared belief that effective career guidance transforms lives.