3 graduate jobs you can do with any degree
Customer Service Representative
Customer service jobs have gained a bit of a bad reputation over the years; but the truth is, they can often be a great starting point for graduates.
Customer service graduate jobs will often have great opportunities for advancement and to cross-train in different departments; especially if you find the right company.
Customer Service jobs often go by various titles, such as Customer Service Representative, Customer Support Executive, Customer Service Assistant, Support Officer, Support Agent or Front Desk Agent. They tend to require skills such as:
- Conflict resolution
- Relationship building
There may once have been a time where Administrative Assistants were seen as the “runner” of the company – but today’s Administrative Assistant has a new world of responsibilities.
Depending on your responsibilities and who you’re reporting to, an Administrative Assistant is in prime position to learn the inner workings of how a business is run – and therefore has great opportunities for career progression.
An Administrative Assistant may also be known as a Team Assistant, an Office Assistant, Administrator, Receptionist or Data Entry Clerk.
Skills needed for a job as an Administrative Assistant include:
- Organisational skills
- Effective communication
- Ability to work under pressure
- Basic understanding of computers and computer programs
It can also be a great segway into an HR, office management or Executive Assistant role.
Account Executive / Account Manager
Account management graduate jobs are a great choice if you don’t know exactly what sector you want to work in, because they give graduates exposure to a world of different work environments and individuals.
As an Account Manager, you’d be responsible for managing different accounts, acting as the face of the company, and liaising with clients and internal employees.
Skills needed for a job as an Account Executive or Account Manager include:
- Effective communication
- Product/client knowledge
- Client satisfaction
For some graduates, the idea of working for themselves and starting up their own business is more attractive than getting a graduate job at a corporate.
If this is something you seriously are considering, there are a few things you need to do first.
If you’re thinking about entering the entrepreneurial world, the first thing you need to do is determine what you want your business to be.
Is your business going to be an E-commerce store, or is it going to be a “brick and mortar” store?
The next thing you would need to do is build your business a website.
Be sure to check the availability of domain names so you won’t have your heart set on one that’s already being used.
Once you have your website in place, you can transition your focus on the inner working of your business.
There’s tons of advice out there on setting up your own business post-university – so if you have your heart set on it, do your research.
There are several different routes to take after graduation; and if you choose to get a graduate job after university, you’ll quickly learn that the job hunt can be tough.
If you don’t know exactly what you want to do yet, or you’re looking to build on your skill set, why not look into some of the routes to take after university.