What Should You Do After Graduating

If you are one of the many undergraduates coming to the end of your time at University then you may be thinking – what now?

Here at Pertemps we have put together some helpful tips on how to prepare for life after you’ve hung up that cap and gown.

If you’re someone who has bounced from one level of education to another, then you may be keen to explore the world and everything it has to offer. Travelling is good for the soul so why not enjoy one last summer before committing to the adult world of work?

As a recent graduate you may come across challenges in the working world regarding experience and the lack of it. Before jumping on the career ladder, invest some time in volunteer work in a field of interest to add additional experience to your CV and show commitment to your chosen industry.

You may be used to your own space and freedom so the thought of moving back home is horrifying, but with the money you can save it will definitely help in the long run.

You may be fortunate enough to have work, but if you're like many others and struggling to land that dream job then you’ll possibly save more money than trying to rent somewhere, and it can also lead to…

Investing in property may seem scary and if you’re flighty then this isn’t the right decision for you. If there is any amount of your student loan left that wasn’t spent on fast food, alcohol or transport then buying a home could be a wise move, especially if you’ve got a steady job and are looking for a big change.

For many, getting a job isn’t an easy feat and sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it also won’t fall into your lap. Researching and finding the right role is time consuming but if you’re eager to get into the workplace and earning your own money, then recruitment agencies are the ideal partnership.

So, there you have just a few ideas of what you can looking into following your graduation. If you do need support from a friendly, local recruitment agency, you can see a complete list of our recruitment agencies here.


For our Graduate jobs board Click Hereto see the selection of positions available if you're looking for a new challenge.