Handing in your final university assignment will feel like a big weight off your shoulders, but it can also come with concerns about what you will do now you are finished with your studies. You aren’t alone in feeling this way. Many people have a plan for their future but aren’t quite sure how to get there and, at the other end of the scale, there are others finding it hard to decide exactly what it is they want to do.
Although it’s important not to rush into any decisions that you’re unsure of, securing a job is one thing you can do to take a step in the right direction. There are many positives to working after you have graduated. Read on to discover the benefits of working through Unitemps as a graduate.
- Gain new skills
University degrees are a fantastic way to learn and develop your understanding of a subject, however graduates are often missing the practical skills that enable them to succeed in the workplace.
When you secure a position through Unitemps, whether it’s a permanent graduate job, an internship or a temporary role, you’ll be in an environment that equips you with the sort of knowledge a future employer will be looking for.
Good customer service, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently and use your initiative, as well as work well in a team – these are all skills you’ll have the opportunity to pick up and develop when you secure a graduate job through Unitemps.
Then, when it’s time to find another role, you can include this experience on your CV and cover letters and discuss the knowledge you have during interviews.
- Discover your interests
Are you someone that doesn’t know what their future career is going to look like? It’s tempting to let that uncertainty stop you from making any decision at all. In this situation, it’s best to look at it as an opportunity to try lots of things and see what you enjoy.
Unitemps offers a range of temporary jobs across multiple sectors, from IT and technology through to sport and hospitality. So why not take a look at the job descriptions for the vacancies we currently have available and apply for the ones that catch your attention?
At worst, you’ll find there are some industries you definitely don’t want to work in and you can narrow down your future job search. At best, you’ll discover you have a passion and aptitude for something that you may not have even considered a few months ago!
- Earn money
It’s not uncommon to graduate university with less money than you started with, so one of the biggest benefits of securing a job after graduating is the money you will earn.
Saving money while you figure out your next move will only help you in the long run. Perhaps you decide you’d like to take some time off to go travelling? Or maybe you’d like to relocate to a different town or city to where you are living now? Having some extra money in your bank account gives you more freedom when deciding what you’d like to do next.
- Keep yourself occupied
There’s no denying that the change from student life to graduate life is a big transition. In 2019, City Mental Health Alliance found that 49% of students feel low after graduating, due to things like moving back in with their parents, being away from the friends they made at university, and not having their studies to focus on.
Landing a job through Unitemps is one way to keep yourself occupied. It can get you out of the house and give you something to concentrate on – taking your mind off any worries. Plus, being around colleagues or customers will give you social interaction that can be a huge benefit to your mental wellbeing.
- Meet new people
Speaking of social interaction, one of the benefits of working as a graduate is that you’ll meet new people. Not only will this give you the opportunity to form new friendships, but some roles give you the chance to meet and network with others in the industry.
Forming connections with other professionals in this way could come in useful in the future. For example, you may meet someone at a work event who gets in touch with you later down the line to let you know of a job opportunity.
- Feel fulfilled
There are lots of elements to living a fulfilling life and what makes one person content won’t be the same as what makes another person content. Are you someone whose job has an impact on how fulfilled they feel on a day-to-day basis? Then securing a job is a great way to stay motivated after graduating.
At Unitemps, we offer a range of vacancies that fit around everyone’s lifestyle. If you’re not sure what kind of job would suit you the most, discover the types of jobs available through Unitemps, the benefits of each and start applying!
Has this article inspired you to apply for graduate roles? Take a look at our step-by-step guide to writing a graduate CV to boost your chances of securing a job.
Last updated on 30 March 2022Share this article