5. Starting your first job
Starting your career is exciting but it’s natural to feel anxious about what to expect. The transition from university to work is a big step but there should be lots of support available in the workplace - your employer may have organised a mentor as part of your graduate scheme. And there will be experienced colleagues whose advice will be invaluable, as well as other new graduates to make connections with.
It could be the start of a long career with the same company, but careers can also evolve and be unpredictable, so don’t worry about becoming ‘stuck’ or that this first job defines your whole career.
Keep in touch
Don’t forget you can still access careers advice and information from the Warwick Careers Team for up to two years after your graduation!
If you have any problems accessing the careers portal My Advantage contact careers at warwick dot ac dot uk)
Become part of the Warwick alumni network
- Target Jobs' Guide to How to do well in your first job
- Youth Employment UK: Should I join a trade union?
- Graduate Jobs.com: Understanding your first graduate payslip
- The Grad Hive: Overcoming ‘imposter syndrome’ in your first job