Grad Bites: First Job – How to Make a Start

In this video, business advisor and mentor Patrick Burge, talks about how to make a start with your graduate career and the importance of being work-ready. He offers helpful tips and reassurance to anyone worrying about choosing the right career path, feeling pressure to find a job you’ll love, or seeking opportunities beyond the well-publicised graduate schemes.


Grad Bites: First Job – How to Make a Start



Patrick recommends:
Pre-employment assessment
Helps identify your strongest behavioural traits & environments you’re best suited      for. Provides a profile you can post on social networking sites.


About Patrick Burge

Patrick is a mentor and business advisor across several industries. He has worked with all types of companies from multinationals to start-ups, and one of his key interests is happiness in the work place.
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See more from Patrick:

Grad Bites: Sport – Lessons for Life & Business Part One and Part Two
What can sport and business learn from each other? Patrick & Matt Taylor (ex hockey international & coach) draw on their experience in both fields to outline some valuable lessons

Find out more:

Internships & Work Experience
Internships & work experience can give you a clearer idea of career direction, at the same time as boosting your employability by making you work-ready
Opportunities with SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises)
Consider starting your graduate career in a smaller business. Find out how to access job openings & how to apply