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How Long Does It Take To Find A Job After Graduation?

Cristina Pucci

The graduate job market can be challenging. In fact, only 56% of graduates who left university in 2018/2019 found full-time work, and it took them an average of 15 months to do so.

However, this does not have to be the case for you, and there are steps you may take to secure employment sooner.

This article will provide you with tips to find your first job after graduation.

How Long Does It Take To Find A Job After Graduation?

On average, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to months, depending on the industry and the level of competition. Some jobs are more competitive than others, and it will also vary from person to person and depend on many factors.

Some common reasons why it may take longer for some people to find a job include not having the required skill set, being shy, or being in an industry that is experiencing layoffs.

However, there are things that you can do to improve your chances of finding employment quickly after graduation.

What Is The Most Effective Method Of Job Searching?

There are many different ways to find a job after graduation, including the following:

●      Uploading your CV to job sites

●      Using graduate recruitment agencies

●      Asking connections about job opportunities

●      Checking if companies you love are advertising on their websites

How to Accelerate Your Job Hunt

Here are some essential steps that you can take to help accelerate your job hunt and shorten the amount of time needed for a successful outcome:

Hire Someone to Help You Write a Great CV

If you're looking to get a job as quickly as possible after graduation, it may be worth investing in a professional CV writer. Even if you think your CV is perfect, you may be overlooking some crucial details.

A professional CV writer can assist you in making sure that all of your skills and qualifications are highlighted accordingly.


Introducing yourself to as many people as possible is a great way to let others know that you are currently job hunting.

Joining online professional networks such as LinkedIn, which has more than 800 million users, can be incredibly useful, but make sure you set up a professional profile!

Take Advantage of Career Fairs

Job career fairs are a great opportunity for graduates to explore their career options and network with potential employers.

Career fairs can help you learn about different companies and what their culture is like. In addition, career fairs offer graduates a chance to make an impression face-to-face, simplifying the employment process.

We, at The UK Careers Fair, would be more than happy to help you find a job after graduation.


Applying to jobs via different avenues can genuinely help you speed up the job hunt process and find a job after graduation. Having a great CV is also crucial, as it will help you stand out in a crowded market. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you are struggling to job hunt independently.

Our career fairs can help you find your first job by connecting you with hundreds of companies in one room!

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