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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.


Has the fair left town?

Graduate careers fairs are said to be on their last legs. But Tom Barlow looks for some vital signs of life Where else can you find dozens of employers under one roof, armed not only with vacancies and friendly advice but frisbees, soft drinks and goodie-bags? Careers fairs make job-hunters feel wanted. read more...


Graduates confident about job prospects

A new survey reveals that 82% of university students are optimistic about their chances of getting a job on graduation. read more...


Students see degrees as an investment for the future

Over eight out of ten students (82 per cent) are optimistic about getting a job upon graduation; according to the latest UNITE Student Experience study.

On average, students expect to earn just over £19,000 in their first job, rising to £29,500 after five years. read more...


Graduate milk round may be soured by new legislation

The milk round, the annual visit by big employers to Britain’s universities in search of graduate talent, is under threat because of new European age discrimination laws. read more...


Demand for Graduates set to increase

More than half of all graduate employers use at least five different selection methods, with assessment centres and face-to-face interviews held to be the most effective. Interviews are used more or less universally while nearly two-thirds use electronic application forms. read more...


Hand-written CVs on luminous paper

Unemployment may be at record lows, but getting onto the first rung of the career ladder is tougher than ever before according to the UK's leading recruitment experts. read more...


Why graduates need extra degrees in charisma to survive the job jungle

Employers are staging a 'Darwinian war for talent' in which only the business savvy player makes the first rung on the ladder, writes John Clare, Education Editor. read more...

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