Graduate Jobs - What To Expect
Finding your first graduate job is not always easy. Whether you're looking forward to entering the workplace or horrified at the thought of being independent and responsible, here is some simple job advice for embarking on your graduate career.
This is what you should expect from your graduate job.
Whether your expections of your new graduate job are met will depend on a variety of factors such as the type of industry you are entering, your own goals and ambitions and how you fit into the kind of organisation you are entering.
The main concerns for most graduates include the salary, the nature of the position, skill development, the level of responsbility, the reputation of the company and the opportunities to prgress. It is worth researching and considering all these factors when searching for somewhere to start your graduate career.
Careers fairs are a good place to research your options.
Additional benefits that graduates can expect include pension schemes, private healthcare, relocation expenses, and bonuses.
Larger graduate recruiters may also offer graduate programmes geared towards individual needs that typically run for between two to five years.
There are now more graduates but fewer traditional graduate jobs. Therefore, you need to be prepared to take a non-graduate job within an organisation.
Don't expect to be promoted quickly; reduced managerial positions mean fewer opportunities for promotion.
It's important for you to maintain your employability by continuing your graduate training and development. You will need to manage your own career, so make sure you know how to do this. Remaining marketable in a competitive and sometimes unstable environment is the best way to guarantee long-term success.