With the current situation surrounding graduate jobs showing little sign of improving in the near future, many shrewd graduates will be pondering ways to make themselves as attractive as possible to potential employers.
Such an attitude could the key to gaining credible employment in the near future or simply falling further and further behind emerging graduates. So, what are the best ways to make yourself more attractive to employers if you can’t find full-time work?
Voluntary work is often something that people like the idea of doing before becoming potentially unsure of how to get involved. Career advisors can help you to get started, and once you have an idea of what to do you may begin to enjoy the experience. There are a number of rewarding types of voluntary work which you can carry out, and it is always good for employers to see that you have a positive outlook on the idea of both charity and community.
Regardless of how certain (or otherwise) you are about what career path you wish to take, gaining tangible work experience in any credible sector can have significant benefits. In most cases, such a process can be a case of ‘what you put in is what you get out of it’, so the best thing to do is to dive right in and make yourself as useful as possible. In an ideal world you will be gaining experience in a particular field that you wish to go into later on. However, even if this is not the case then at least you will have something to place on your CV for that specific period, demonstrating a strong work ethic to potential future employers.
Have you considered ways to make yourself more attractive to potential employers? Do any of the suggestions outlined above appeal to you in the search for a graduate position?