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This guide provides you with a list of useful links and resources on preparing for the job market and searching for jobs.

Employability

Gaining experience

Researching the market

  • UEL: One-to-One Careers Guidance – The Employability and Enterprise team offer one-to-one career guidance for students at the university to ensure you get the very best support to enter into the world of work.
  • Prospects: UK’s official graduate careers website – The Prospects website provides you with career advice, job searches and information on work experience and internships.
  • Higher Education Academy Employability profiles – This site provides details of 53 employability profiles detailing the specific capabilities and transferable skills students graduating in different subject disciplines should have developed during their studies.

Self-employment

  • The Knowledge Dock at UEL offers a range of services and support to help students and graduates from different academic backgrounds to gain entrepreneurial qualities and get new businesses off the ground.
  • Prospects.ac.uk information on self-employment – This site provides advice and guidance on what self employment is, and the benefits and risks associated with self employment.
  • Government information on tax and national insurance - These pages aim to help you understand some of the many things you need to think about when you're running a business, especially the main tax and National Insurance (NI) issues.

Ways of searching

  • UEL Employability Job Shop – This page provides you with details of the latest opportunities available for students and graduates at UEL.
  • Prospects: UK’s official graduate careers website – The Prospects website provides you with career advice, job searches and information on work experience and internships.
  • Inside Careers – Provides you with detailed advice and career guides on Business and Management, City and Finance and Engineering and Technology careers.
  • GET Hobsons - GET provides a guide to graduate careers. Find graduate jobs, current graduate vacancies, professional training, graduate career advice and graduate careers news.
  • Graduate Recruitment Bureau – GRB are a specialist recruitment agency for graduate jobs.

Networking

  • Drinks and Links – Drinks and links is a London-based professional networking group which meet regularly to enable professionals to network in an informal setting.
  • LinkedIn –LinkedIn is an online professional networking site enabling you to connect colleagues, clients and those with similar business interests.