Here at Royal Holloway, we've identified a framework and three stages for your employability journey; Evaluate. Explore. Enact.
Our resources are designed as a practical tool for you to engage with career planning in a really simple, direct fashion. This framework will help you even if you have no idea at all what jobs you would like to pursue; it will give you tools if you have some ideas of a career path already and would like to know more about your options; if you have clear and definite career plans, it will empower you to make strong and successful applications.
What stage are you at?
Discover what stage you are at in the employability journey.
Examine the three stages below, choose the one most suited to where you are now, and take one step to kick start your graduate career!
You can also complete our 'What stage are you at?' quiz on Moodle.
Remember, these stages are not purely linear: you might arrive at university with a long-held plan of pursuing a particular job, but gradually discover that you think you aren’t really suited to that after all.
Similarly, you might be in your final year at the ENACT stage and are applying for particular jobs and schemes, and find that you need more work experience, or more connections. You would then be wise to return to the EXPLORE stage, to build a more solid foundation going forward.
We want these stages to be helpful, useful, and easy to follow. At any point in your career journey, the college is here to help you. Make the most of your Careers & Employability Service by attending events, connecting with our employers in residence, coming to workshops, and much more.
Your guide to what's happening on campus over the next few weeks
Here are just some of the ways that you can evaluate, explore and enact your career options alongside your studies. To begin, choose any event or activity that appeals to you and return as your personal journey evolves and changes.Do one thing now to make you more employable
It’s your pathway – do it your way.
Depending on what stage you're at in the framework, there are also many examples specific to each stage which demonstrate how you can 'Evaluate', 'Explore' and 'Enact' today!