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Course studied: BA (Hons) Media

United Kingdom
It’s never too late to access Employability support and there is no wrong or right time to do it.

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Employability support in my final year and beyond

When I accessed support from Employability, it was rather late into my student life, and I was concerned that I had left it too late, and they would be unable to help me. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong!

Before I knew it, I was in my final year and with my graduation fast approaching, I knew I had to take the leap and make a start on my job search. Whilst I had various examples of work experience under my belt, I needed help refining it on my CV. I had seen that Employability help with CV reviews, so I arranged to have a session with an adviser.

I found the sessions incredibly helpful, and the process was very smooth. Having sent across my CV prior to the appointment, the adviser was able to give me specific advice and suggestions tailored to the types of roles I was looking at applying for. It made me aware of the things I needed to do to enhance my CV to ensure it would stand me in good stead when it came to applying for roles.

After graduation, I continued to take advantage of the support offered by Employability. I was aware I still had some gaps in my CV and I knew I needed to gain some additional work experience. After taking part in Grads4Nottm, I came across the Future You Internship Programme. Through the programme, I was matched with a local employer based on the types of roles I said I was interested in. For 6 weeks, I worked as a Marketing Assistant and gained such a valuable insight into the role whilst developing my skills I needed. This opportunity lay the foundations that eventually led to me securing a role on the NTU Graduate Development programme which ultimately resulted in a permanent position.

Throughout my time as both a student and graduate, I have used Employability on numerous occasions. My biggest piece of advice to current students is that it’s never too late to access Employability support and there is no wrong or right time to do it. The most important thing is to make sure you utilise the support at some point!

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