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How to choose a career: Tackling the “What are you doing after uni?” question

This post provides two steps that will help you consider your career interests. It focuses on what will help you decide what to do.  You may be considering other things alongside this, such as further study, self-employment, travel or something else.  For help and advice on these, take a look at our website

Over recent weeks, we’ve seen a steady stream of stressed-out finalists worried that they have no idea about what to do next.  If you’re feeling like this, the thought of the inevitable questions about your future plans from well-meaning friends and family over the holidays may be filling you with dread. It needn’t. Here we outline 2 simple things you can do to get the ball rolling with your career decisions, whilst still giving yourself time for university work  (and enjoying the festive season) over the holidays.

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Leeds Network: Networking know how

Are you looking for some insider tips to help get the job you want or inspiration of what to do with your degree? Leeds student Beth Drury, who is currently undertaking a placement with the University Alumni department, gives you the lowdown on the Leeds Network.

Networking is one of the most effective ways to find out about different career options. The Leeds Network has hundreds of Leeds graduates from all over the world that can provide you with an insight into a particular role, sector or employer, and give you a realistic understanding of what a job is like. You can also find out the sorts of things you may need to consider to prepare for the career of your choice. What is great is all the Network volunteers are Leeds graduates; it is reassuring to know you have common background and experience.

So how can I find alumni that are of interest to me?
The Leeds Network has alumni profiles ranging from freelance radio presenters to directors of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and volunteers are continually being recruited to ensure you find inspiration. There are two search options to find alumni profiles. Continue reading

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