While choosing the right university course is undeniably critical when it comes to boosting your long-term employability, this is not the only consideration you must bear in mind when you are going into higher education.
Recruiters will look favourably on the things a person has done outside the lecture and examination hall, so it's certainly worth participating in a range of activities and pursuits during your university years.
Even if these are not directly related to your chosen career path, they can still demonstrate certain character traits, such as your drive, willingness and ability to get out there and engage with other people and outside interests.
If a person has come away from university and not done any of the above, a recruiter could justifiably view them as someone who doesn't take advantage of the opportunities around them.
Tessa Stone, chief executive of Brightside, is one person who believes signing up for extra-curricular activities can yield positive results in the long run.
"[Graduates] can make sure they use the experiences they have had at university, not just their degree," she commented.
"What they have done, what volunteering experiences they have had, what they have run or been involved in that [can] show they might have a broader skill set."
Ms Stone said graduates who are looking to secure a job must focus on making the most of the skills and capabilities they possess and put this across to would-be employers effectively.
This, she stated, would ultimately help them find employment and eventually pay off their student debts.
Other aspects of applying for a job that might be considered fairly old-fashioned and straightforward are also very important. For instance, Ms Stone said a CV needs to be clearly laid out, while the covering letter should be tailored specifically for the role you are going for.
She also stressed the importance of making sure CVs don't contain any spelling errors, as mistakes can serve to undermine the credibility of any person's application, including those who clearly possess the skills that make them a suitable candidate.