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Friday 20 July
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Employability Service

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Your employability timeline

Employability timeline

It's never too early to start thinking about your career. Stick to this timeline to make sure you're doing all you can to stand out from the crowd in the job market once you graduate.

Year 1

Build up your work experience Register with the Employment Bureau.

Develop new skills and earn some extra money through part time temporary work. Register at


Volunteering is a great way to help your community, see a real-life workplace and build your transferable skills. Register with the Students' Union Volunteering Service.

Get involved with sports and societies

Being part of a sports team or society shows dedication, teamwork and commitment. For more information visit and

Meet your Faculty Employability Adviser

Our advisers are here to help you find your way around the graduate job market and offer practical advice on things like CV writing and interview technique.

Start working towards the Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme

Log in to the Careers and Employability Portal to find out more.

Create a CV to use for part time and vacation work

Use your vacations to gain experience, develop new skills and build up your industry contacts.

In your penultimate year

Explore your career options - Attend Employability Service events and workshops.

Find out what professions you might be interested in.

Get involved in university projects

For example The Big Pitch and many other live projects set by employers.

Update your CV

Attend our CV Surgery and workshops to learn how to adapt your CV to fit the job you're applying for.

Meet employers and attend careers fairs

Use the on-campus recruitment fairs and employer events to network and meet potential employers. Make a good impression by being prepared and well presented, with a copy of your current CV to hand.

Join the Anglia Ruskin Mentoring Scheme

A mentor will support you and offer practical advice and guidance. You'll learn a lot about your chosen career.

Apply for graduate recruitment schemes

Graduate schemes often recruit early so be prepared.

In your final year

Prepare your graduate CV and make sure you visit the Employment Bureau

Don't forget the Employment Bureau recruits for graduate jobs. It's vital that you register before you leave if you haven't had any part time work, and update your details if you've registered before.

Consider postgraduate study or self-employment

Attend our Be Your Own Boss seminars and University Open Days to find out more, or speak to a Careers Adviser to discuss your options, and check out the StartupLab.

Review your social media profile

Employers often search for candidates online so your online profiles need to be professional and current. The Employability team can help you create an impactful LinkedIn account for potential employers to explore.

Complete the Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme

Finish the Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme before you graduate to add to your portfolio for employers.