Graduates often have a varied mix of careers plans when they leave university, one expert has said.
According to Elspeth Farrar of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (Agcas), students fall into three career categories when they graduate.
Ms Farrar, the communications director at Agcas, claims graduates either have little or no clue about their career plans or on the other hand have very clear vocation ideas which are reinforced while at university, whereas some will have ideas that change as they grow older.
"There are just as many people who either come with some set ideas but as they develop, mature and get exposure to other aspects [of life], they quite frequently change their ideas," she comments.
She adds that careers services should help graduates to explore what motivates them, what their objectives are and what their skills are.
In a recent survey by Milkround.com it was discovered that graduates find online recruitment sites the most helpful when looking for their future careers.