Careers Advice for Science Graduates

Have you recently graduated? Here are some top tips to help you get the science job you want, fast!

Be realistic

Be realistic about the types of jobs you can do and be careful not to set your sights unrealistically high.

Consider temping

Specialist scientific recruitment consultancies such as CK Science recruit for temporary science jobs across the UK. Temping can be a great way to get your foot in the door and gain some invaluable experience with some of the top companies in the UK. There is even a possibility of being recruited permanently if you do a good job throughout your temporary assignment.
Click here to meet our Temporary Scientific Recruitment team.

Have a plan of action

Before you even think about diving straight in and starting your search for your next job, it’s important that you have a plan of action. By planning your job search, you will be in the most productive mind-set and will remain focussed what ever challenges you face along the way. Click here to find out how to effectively plan your job search.

Update your CV

A great CV could be the key to landing your next job, so make sure you get it right. You should use your CV to showcase your strengths and to sell your scientific background to the employer, demonstrating that you are the right person for that particular job. Here’s some tips to help you brush up your CV.

Get as much experience as you can

Why not consider a spot of volunteering? Being a volunteer can benefit your job hunt by:

  • Expanding your network
  • Helping you perfect your skills
  • Giving you the competitive edge
  • Helping you test the water

Click here to find out more about how volunteer can help boost your career in science.

Get the most out of your scientific recruitment agency

When registering with a scientific recruitment agency it is sometimes difficult for candidates to know how often they should be contacting their agency and exactly what type of contact to expect from the agency. Here’s some tips to help you get the most out of your scientific recruitment agency.