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Life after university

When you finish studying at university, one of the first things to go through your mind is, where on earth did those three years go? Then, you’ll likely be thinking about employment.

Not all students leave university knowing what they want to do. In fact, graduates often take up employment in areas that are completely unrelated to their degree.

Employers recognise the skills and dedication that come with a degree, and because of this, there are lots industries that accept degrees from any field, such as in law, finance and management.

To find out more about these ‘transferrable skills’ and industries that are open to all graduates, the article below by Target Jobs sums it up pretty well:

I have a degree, now what?

If you don’t know what career you want when you graduate, you may have more options than you think. There are jobs in law, finance, IT and management that are open to graduates from any degree background.

Even if you don’t know what the practical applications of your degree are, many graduate employers do. They recognise that in those three years you will have developed as a person. You will have matured, gained independence and learned how to manage yourself – and you’ll have gained plenty of valuable transferable skills along the way.

Skills that your degree will have given you

There is no hard-and-fast rule that says that having a degree makes you a better employee. However, there are some generalisations that can be made about the kind of employability skills that graduates should have acquired during their time in university, and the personal strengths they should have had the opportunity to develop. Read more…

Source: Target Jobs

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