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Karl Young (Marketing & Advertising Management, 2011)

Karl Young (Marketing & Advertising Management, 2011)

Karl Young has always been hands-on when it comes to work, and it was this passion to work and to learn, combined with a little help from our university's Job Shop that drove Karl forward into the position that he holds today.

Karl says: "I have always worked from a young age and Leeds Metropolitan has helped me to understand what I wanted from my career and how to get there. The University provided the tools for me to shape my path and help me obtain a role that best suited my needs and aspirations. They prepared me with the knowledge to apply theory I had learnt to real life situations."

During his time as a student, Karl took advantage of the expertise on offer at our University’s Job Shop; the first time around was to ask for their help in writing up his CV to a professional standard and the second time was to find work. It was the latter experience that led Karl to his current role as marketing administrator for Mail Box Express. Praising the in-house employment agency, Karl said:  "Without their help I wouldn't have had the opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing and best courier services in the UK."

Having found work during tough economic times, Karl knows only too well how difficult it can be when you leave university. He advised "Don't procrastinate, stay proactive; you may not get the first job you apply for, but persistence will be rewarded. It is all about standing out from the crowd and differentiating yourself from all other graduates. Talk about the things you have done and the experience you have had.”

Find out more about how the Job Shop at Leeds Beckett can help you earn while you learn!