Apr 22, 2021

One of the most special things about university life is how diverse it is. From the broad range of subjects you’ll learn about during your degree course to the large number of clubs and societies on offer - the opportunities are endless! What’s more? Every opportunity you seize at university could be enhancing your future employability every single day. How? Keeping reading and we’ll tell you! 

Employers are looking for two main things when it comes to recruitment - the skills for the job and the right attitude to fit their company values (and those of the existing team). Whilst your degree course will help you to demonstrate your suitability for job roles by reflecting your skills and knowledge, your extracurricular choices may also play a large part in the success of your application.

Did you know that you can use your hobbies and interests to promote your employability on job applications? The soft skills you learn through engaging with sports and clubs are a great way of showing employers your willingness to work within a team, be social with others, and be productive with your time. Extracurricular activities also demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude, commitment, and drive. 

So, next time you’re completing a job application and you’re stuck for ways to promote your soft skills and personal values - why not mention your extracurricular interests? It could be the key to your future career. 

For more tips on applying for jobs after university, contact Platinum Education Services today. Our friendly team is here to guide you through every step of applying for employment - helping you to secure the future career of your dreams!

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