Do you often stare longingly out of the window, wishing for something more? You can bet the most successful folk of the world don’t!
If you’re wanting to get a better job, here are 10 ways we can help!
1. Get more qualifications
Found the perfect job but not qualified for it? Or is your company asking you to get back into study? Get yourself a postgrad degree and away you go. You could even become a postgraduate student at Coventry University as soon this May or September!
2. Broaden your horizons
Lived and worked in the same place all your life? Maybe you’re looking for a change in your surroundings? Thankfully, there are universities everywhere! So pick the one that’s right for you (obvs Cov) and experience a new city.
3. Unlock new skills
You may have some hidden talents that are yet to be discovered. Rory Graham AKA Rag ‘n’ Bone Man had no idea he was so good at singing until recently, and look at him now! If showbiz isn’t calling you, there are still hundreds of options out there.
4. Realise there’s still time
There’s no time limit on improving your CV. The average age of a postgraduate student is 35, almost 49% are ages 21-30, but 20% of PG students are aged between 41–50.*
5. Take more risks – what would you do if you weren’t afraid?
6. Get more global experience
Always wanted to work abroad? It can be done! Grab yourself some awesome global experience by traveling while you study. We’re proud to brag we’re number 1 for international experiences – sending more students overseas than any other UK university**. Yep, that’s a fact!
Because who doesn’t trust a person in a pair of specs? They’ll make you feel smart and boost your confidence levels through the roof. You may even find you actually need them!
8. Everyone wants to be a student again, you can
Tinned food for dinner, socialising like there’s no tomorrow and an NUS discount card… who wouldn’t want that lifestyle? Even if you’re not ready to party like it’s 1999, our student societies mean you can still get together to exchange ideas, network and make new friends.
9. Think about what you really love doing, make it into a career
10. Do some research (into your dream jobs, while wearing glasses!)
Take some time to look into what your dream job would actually require, then figure out how you can get there. It might not be as difficult as you think!
*BOS 2016 Postgraduate Accept Survey
**2,264 students on trips abroad lasting at least five days (HESA 2015)