This is probably the most common and popular choice for a lot of graduates. After spending years studying, you are probably keen to start your career and earn a proper salary. However, gaining employment in the area you are interested in can be difficult. There will be a lot of competition for roles, as most undergraduates finish around a similar time each year, so you need to stand out. It can be really tempting just to apply for the roles that you know you want or are particularly interested in. However, this really narrows your opportunities. Be open to applying to different roles within your field. For example, if you have studied a nutrition or dietetics degree, there will be opportunities not only in healthcare settings such as the NHS but also food production, food quality, public health, health writing and much more.
Your university will be able to help you with applications and CVs and this should be available for you for a certain time after you graduate. There may be roles where they won’t take you on until you have graduated; however, some employers may allow you to start after graduation or on a part-time basis whilst finishing your studies, or they may also offer graduate jobs specifically tailored to those just finishing their studies. (2,4)