First Class Degree and Unemployed for 1 Year

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    Will the MSC help you get a job? Will ot be £10-20k worth of help?

    You say you have depression and anger issues. What are you doing to solve those? If you arent careful they can cloud your whole approach and come across in interview. Dealing with these are just as important as your job search.

    If the type of experience you want isnt available, what sort of plan/ efforts have you done to obtain it? Everyone starts somewhere. Are you using Linkedin and networking amongst contacts? If you cant do exactly what you want, then what about getting the next best thing to make it easier to get onto the level above? Sometimes you have to take small steps and just build towards where you wish to go.

    Unless it was Oxbridge or Imperial, then you might wnat to check whether your qualification will really enhance your pospects as you wish.

    How many jobs have you applied for? How many first and then second interviews?

    You need to get people you trust help you identify where your weak points are. Look at every aspect of the process. there are always things you can improve.
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    You say you have depression and anger issues. What are you doing to solve those? If you arent careful they can cloud your whole approach and come across in interview. Dealing with these are just as important as your job search.
    which may well mean to potential recruiters you present as an utter tosser ... especially with your air of smug superiority as could be read from the OP
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    (Original post by physoc)
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    Do you have any (ahem) work experience?
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    It doesn't matter what class degree you have, always have some work experience or voluntary stuff happening on the side when looking for work.
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    (Original post by MasterJack)
    It doesn't matter what class degree you have, always have some work experience or voluntary stuff happening on the side when looking for work.
    True a first class degree isn't considered as sufficient nowadays, not even if you are a straight A student with 3 A*s in A Levels without work experience. :no:

    Higher Education isn't always everything. It is important but so are skills and experience because most people will have a 1st or 2.1 degree now (without work experience); its normal and the exact reason why it is essential to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
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    A Bachelor's degree is nothing to be proud of.

    It is nothing but the absolute minimum, nothing but the piece of paper that gets you through the initial filter. Once you pass through to the interview stage, your degree is irrelevant.
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    A degree honestly doesn't matter anymore. Don't you have any experience or part time job? Try retails stores etc, as it's Christmas soon and they'll be temporary contracts sometimes they keep you on after if you're good. At least you'll have some experience and it's better than being unemployed.
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    (Original post by #ChaosKass)
    A Bachelor's degree is nothing to be proud of.

    It is nothing but the absolute minimum, nothing but the piece of paper that gets you through the initial filter. Once you pass through to the interview stage, your degree is irrelevant.
    You may be proud of your nationality or ethnicity, Kass, but those are not accomplishments or achievements- completing a bachelor's degree IS. Completing a three year course in a decent subject (vs Micky Mouse subjects) with a good grade is not earned laying on your butt. If you can't take pride in something that took time, effort and dedication to complete, what can you take pride in?
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    (Original post by MasterJack)
    You may be proud of your nationality or ethnicity, Kass, but those are not accomplishments or achievements- completing a bachelor's degree IS. Completing a three year course in a decent subject (vs Micky Mouse subjects) with a good grade is not earned laying on your butt. If you can't take pride in something that took time, effort and dedication to complete, what can you take pride in?
    That is true - but obviously in most cases to an extent, where you are also expected to do work experience during your studies.
    When graduates have no previous work experience, they will struggle to answer some of the questions from prospective employers especially if you are a fresh graduate straight out from university and still haven't found a job; thats when things get extremely difficult especially when employers at interviews will inevitably ask what you have done during your job search because they wouldn't like to think you just been sitting on your bum all day not doing anything at all.

    However I'm not saying graduates who have been jobsearching with no job since university are all lazy; I'm just trying to make a point of when you do get that first interview, this is what is expected of you when answering questions to employers as these types of questions are likely to be asked by them!
 
 
 
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