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Help for Graduates

Graduates face a catch-22 situation: You need experience to get a job but you need a job to get experience. Never before has there been so much competition with well qualified graduates chasing after fewer jobs.

This page is a resource for graduates who will be the managers of tomorrow.

Becoming a Manager - Practical Skills:

Your graduate degree gives you technical skills. If you progress in your career you will be put in charge of staff which will require practical skills very different to what you have learnt. The good news is that you are in the right place because the purpose of Manager Foundation is to help managers to develop these practical skills. If you aren't sure where to start - sign up for the managing made easy email series. This will give you useful free insights and an understanding of what sort of skills you will need to develop.

On Site Resources for Graduates:

The most relevant resource is the guide for starting a new job: I am also making some resources specifically aimed at helping new graduates but I have a resource constraint around developing these. If would like to be notified when these are released then email me here. And I am also interested in your perspective as a graduate - what do you need or want help with from Manager Foundation?


The best way to solve the catch-22 problem of needing a job to get experience is to do an internship. Internships can be challenging - doing work that you are overqualified for. But they also give you a chance to get insight and exposure way beyond your level of seniority. This is a service to find and help secure the internship you want

Articles for Graduates:

I have a number of articles specifically written for graduates. These will tell you what to expect in the workplace and how to make work, work for you.