• Graduate Coach logo

How to Get A Graduate Job

Make your graduate job search easier and land the graduate job you want with help from the UK's leading graduate coaching company.

3,411 enrolled on this course

How to Get A Graduate Job
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $44Find out more

Understand the graduate recruitment process and prepare for the world of work

As a graduate, deciding which career path to choose, learning how to write a professional CV, and developing the interview skills to secure your dream job can be challenging – especially during these uncertain times.

On this course, you’ll follow recent graduates through the highly competitive graduate job application process.

Through their journeys, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the graduate job market.

With employers seeking candidates who can prove their employability skills, you’ll learn how to get workplace-ready, so that you can land the job you really want.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Understanding yourself and the graduate job market

    • Welcome to Week 1

      In this section, Chris Davies outlines what you can expect from this course and shares his story of getting his first job after university. You will also get the opportunity to introduce yourself to your fellow learners.

    • Understanding the dynamics of the graduate job market

      In this section, we will explore why it can be so hard to get a graduate job and introduce the five key attributes that you must acquire in order to successfully navigate the graduate job market.

    • Getting to know yourself and the type of career that will suit you best

      Many graduates struggle with working out what roles/job titles are suitable for them. In this section, we categorise the types of graduate jobs and highlight the importance of employability skills.

    • How to articulate the skills you need for a career that will really suit you

      It is vital that you articulate your skills throughout the entire graduate job application process. In this section, we explain how you can use the STAR method to conduct an audit of your skills.

    • Summary of Week 1

      Chris summarises everything that we have learnt in week 1, highlighting the key learnings, and outlines what to expect in week 2.

  • Week 2

    How to master the job application process

    • Welcome to Week 2

      In this section, we explain how you can use what you learnt in week 1 to help you to create your CVs, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile.

    • How to write CVs, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile

      Getting your CVs, cover letters and your LinkedIn profile right is essential for impressing recruiters and getting invited to interviews.

    • Learn how to smart search plus advice and tips

      The graduate job search process can be challenging. In this step, we show you how to strategically search and apply for suitable opportunities.

    • Summary of Week 2

      Chris highlights what you have learnt in week 2.

  • Week 3

    How to become interview confident

    • Welcome to Week 3

      Week 3 is all about interviews. We explain why being interview confident is vital for your career success.

    • Passing online tests and screening interviews

      In this step, we share tips on how to pass online tests, telephone interviews and video interviews.

    • What to do during and after face-to-face interviews

      We share top tips for excelling in face-to-face interviews and assessment centres. We then outline following up after interviews.

    • Dealing with interview outcomes

      In this step, we share tips on what to do if you keep getting rejections, and how to adopt the right mindset.

    • Summary of Week 3

      In this final step, we test what you have learned in week 3 and summarise the entire course and what you can do next to boost your career prospects.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for students and graduates looking for guidance on how to land a graduate job.

The course is also useful for anyone who would like to bring their job-hunting skills up-to-date.

Who will you learn with?

Chris Davies is the founder of Graduate Coach. Since creating the company 10 years ago, he has helped kick-start the careers of 5000+ graduates. Chris had careers in advertising and publishing.

Who developed the course?

Graduate Coach

Chris Davies is acknowledged to be Britain’s foremost graduate coach. He founded his company, Graduate Coach, ten years ago and, since then, he has kick-started the careers of over 5000 graduates and is a published author.

Learner reviews

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.

Free
$0

Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 5 weeks

Upgrade
$44

Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Unlimited (New!)
$279.99 for one year

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.