There’s no great secret to performing well in a job interview – it relies heavily on research, preparation and good interview technique
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Coming to the end of your degree, you may have found you’re only presented with a few options of the types of jobs ‘out there’ for you to do.
But figuring out what graduate job you’d like to do doesn’t just come down to degree subject. E.g. in Finance, you’ll find options range from broker or analyst, to marketing and HR. You just need to figure out which one most suits you.
So, before you dismiss your degree altogether, here’s three ways of breaking it down to figure out what graduate job might be best for you.
A great place to start is to make a list of all the modules you ever covered then rank them from most liked to least liked.
Then, when it comes to searching for jobs, consider companies that specialise in the areas you really did like and avoid job roles where you’ll have to focus on topics you really wouldn’t enjoy.
No doubt after 3 years’ of studying you’ll be familiar with almost every assessment type out there.
Whether it be a timed exam under pressure, a detailed research report, a conditioned lab practical or a year group presentation, everyone has their preferences.
First, think about which ones you enjoyed best and got you the best marks, then, find jobs which will see you spending a lot of your day to day doing it.
For example, fast-pace, time-dependant jobs include financial broker, recruitment consultant and PR executive. Whereas roles that focus more on presenting or interacting with people include, business development and HR.
Remember, you’re not limited to sector. Often you can find similar types of jobs across different sectors. E.g. jobs within research include; business analyst, market researcher and data journalist.
Whether you prefer explaining topics to others, writing and reading, or drawing visuals, we all have a way we learn best. Deciding which way works best for you can be a jump start to finding the type of job you’ll find most engaging. You might find thinking about the way you revise best, to be a good place to start.
Use this along with the breakdown of your ‘assessment type’ to narrow down the types of job roles to focus your efforts on.
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