UCL Careers


How to search for a job

Are you uncertain about what sort of job might suit you?


Most people explore the world of work and their options before they find the best fit for their skills, preferences, values and personality. 

You can get a better idea of what suits you - as well as a better understanding of the job opportunities available - through placements, internships and voluntary work. 

You may find it useful to browse job opportunities online and to come to career events where you can meet employers and learn more about specific sectors, industries and organisations. 

To make sure you get the best opportunities and make the most of them, UCL Careers offers these top tips: 

  • Talk to people in the jobs and sectors that interest you, so that you can find out what their work is really like  
  • Be open to ideas and suggestions and you will have more opportunities to choose from 
  • Work out what you don't want to do and think about the reasons why. This can help you refine your choices  
  • Think about the skills and qualifications you need to be successful in a particular role or sector, and consider what you need to do to ensure you have the right experience, employability skills and qualifications so that you can improve your chances of success!