Waking up every morning (or afternoon) knowing you have to spend the day looking for a job is not exactly the drive you need to get out of bed.
With dark mornings and the bitter cold, it is even harder to surface from your warm duvet to once again kick start the monotonous and often unrewarding job hunt.
With this in mind, we have compiled a list of reasons detailing why you should stick at it:
• The number of graduate jobs across Britain is finally beginning to pick up. Industry body Work Wise UK has argued that employers are beginning to target graduates directly for an increasing amount of roles, after years of recruiting new staff from other groups. This is especially true for large UK banks – so dust off those CVs and get applying!
• Network Rail has increased the number of applicants that it is accepting for its 2013 graduate management scheme. The transport firm’s highly successful graduate scheme is hugely popular and due to high demand has more than doubled its available spaces. More than 100 places are available in engineering and a range of other specialist areas with Network Rail from 2013. There are many other graduates schemes
available with a range of companies catering to all career interests.
• Fresh graduate jobs in UK
are being churned out by companies every day, and so taking a rain check on your job hunting duties could mean you miss out on that long-awaited dream job. While there is no denying that the graduate jobs market is extremely competitive, you are still in with a chance – if you are willing to spend the time scanning job sites and going through the application process.
• You will of course need to take various breaks from tedious job applications throughout the day – but instead of collapsing in front of the TV, why not make them a fun way to add to your CV? Sign up for a yoga class, try your hand at sketching, spend an hour in your local sports centre: not only will this beef up your ‘interests’ section of your CV (potentially upping your chances of landing a job), it will also see you come back to applications feeling refreshed and raring to go, rather than tired and indisposed to dive back into job hunting.