Keep motivated, if you don't find a job straight away, think about constructive ways of using your time to gain new skills and experience.
You might want to check out some of the suggestions in the Getting Experience section. There are many ways of gaining new skills and expertise that will be valuable in your career.
Recruitment Agencies - how to use them to find work
Recruitment agencies can provide an additional source of employment opportunities during your search for graduate employment. Recruitment agencies operate in a wide variety of industry sectors and can be a great additional option to your other methods of job searching. They can place you in both temporary and permanent positions. Some specialise in working with new graduates too.
Look for recruitment agencies that work to help graduates. Some agencies only deal with senior management roles, so only approach agencies which can meet your needs as a graduate. Some agencies specialise in industries like law, finance or engineering, others on a type of role such as project management or administration. Some sectors rely heavily on agencies to find staff while others do their own recruitment. Do some research to find out which approach is best for the jobs you are interested in.
What do agencies do?
An agency's responsibility is to their “client”, which is the employer which has a vacancy. The client pays them a fee for finding and selecting the right candidate. They may be helpful to you as a job seeker, but they are not obliged to help you if they feel you don't meet their client's requirements.
Important: In the UK, agencies cannot legally charge you for helping you find a job. Recruitment Agencies that are based outside of the UK may charge you a fee, as they are not governed by UK law.
You can read our guidelines on using recruitment agencies here: Recruitment Agencies - how to use them to find work