Each year at Sheffield Hallam University we invite journalism and media graduates back to the institution to give tips to our undergraduates on how to clinch their first job.

The event occurred earlier this month and saw 25 graduates working for local newspapers, TV news programmes, radio stations, marketing companies, private businesses, magazines and Higher Education institutions return to the department beaming with confidence and enthusiasm.

The advice they gave, which I live tweeted, was full of useful insights which could be applied to a variety of careers in both academia and industry.

A round up of their top tips can be found on my blog at jobs.ac.uk