Top Job Hunting Strategies For Students
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Top Job Hunting Strategies For Students

Zoe Kramer March 8, 2023

Whether you’ve already graduated or you’re graduating soon, job hunting can be one of the most stressful parts of finishing up your university career. You want to set yourself up for success, but you may have little to no experience at this stage. Plus, the whole job search may be relatively new to you, and it can be a tricky process to figure out. So here are some of the top job hunting strategies for students to put their best foot forward into the job market.

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Keep Up With The Industry

It’s a good idea to do your homework on the industry you’re looking to get into before you start applying. Note new trends in the business as well as established conventions. Keep up with the news and look at what the experts have to say about where the field is and where it’s going. Doing this will give you solid groundwork to fill in the skills you need going forward.


One of the most crucial parts of the job search is building up your network. If you have established relationships with lecturers or tutors during your degree, they can be a great resource for learning more about the field you’re hoping to work in. You can also attend job fairs and info sessions and meet industry professionals that way. Having a strong online presence can be helpful as well.

Tailor Your Applications

Another important job hunting strategy for students is to tailor each application you send out. One mistake that many students make when they start applying for jobs is to create one CV and then send it out to as many potential employers as possible to maximise your chances of success. However, you’re much better off taking the time to tailor your CV for each job you apply to and only choosing the jobs you’re truly interested in.

Get Your CV Reviewed

It’s hard to know how your CV is going to stack up compared to other applicants. Even seemingly small details can make your application much more or less favourable to an employer. A good way to gauge where you’re at is to get your CV reviewed. Many universities have a careers office that can do this for you. This will allow you to get feedback that can help you get your application into tip-top shape.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.