The newly-updated BVA graduate guide is designed for students who are soon to graduate, to provide support and assistance when embarking on the next phase into professional life.
Chapter 3: Getting a job
It’s time to put your hard work into practice and take the first steps in your career. Job hunting can seem like a stressful activity, especially as it often happens around times of intense pressure, whether that’s as you’re about to finish your degree, during rotations, or at a time you’re tired and feel you need a break. However, putting time aside to plan and prepare a job hunt can pay off many times over later — your future self will thank you.
As recognised in the non-practice careers section, there’s a wide range of roles available to the holder of a veterinary degree. This information tends to lean towards a career in practice but much of the following information is relevant to all graduates.
This chapter contains:
- Looking for a job
- Organising your search
- Preparing your CV
- Writing application letters
- Interview preparation
- Evaluating the job
- Contracts – your rights and your employer’s responsibilities
View all the chapters in the BVA graduate guide here.