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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.

26/08/2008

'Feedback key' to successful careers

Feedback is key to developing communication and negotiation skills, it is being claimed.

Those looking for graduate jobs could be interested to hear the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes such skills are mainly developed through on the job experience during a career and comes through feedback. read more...

19/08/2008

Open-source software offers graduates 'easy transition to world of work'

The increasing use of open-source software in higher education institutions is making it easier for students to make the transition to graduate jobs, it has been claimed. read more...

15/08/2008

Gap year experience 'crucial for graduate jobs'

The right gap year can help people prepare for the world of graduate jobs, according to one expert.

Ben Clifton, spokesperson for Lattitude Global Volunteering, explained that while travelling the world will not add anything to a person's CV, there are other options. read more...

14/08/2008

Experience 'the clinching factor in graduate jobs'

The right gap year can help people prepare for the world of graduate jobs, according to one expert.

Ben Clifton, spokesperson for Lattitude Global Volunteering, explained that while travelling the world will not add anything to a person's CV, there are other options. read more...

12/08/2008

Gap year experience 'helps find graduate jobs'

Those taking a gap year can use the experience to help equip them with the skills they will need when they start looking for graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

Writing for the Independent, Tom Griffiths, founder of Gapyear.com, explains that people can use skills acquired before attending university to help them find a job afterwards. read more...

12/08/2008

Top universities lead to higher paying graduate jobs

Graduates from top universities earn more than those who attended former polytechnics, according to new research. read more...

08/08/2008

Graduate jobs news: Post-uni unemployment at its lowest in five years

The graduate jobs market seems to be holding up with the unemployment rate among students at its lowest for five years, new figures show.

Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency shows that only 5.6 per cent of graduates were out of work six months after completing their studies. read more...

08/08/2008

'Experience needed for graduate jobs'

Those looking for graduate jobs will need more than just a good degree, according to one expert.

Anne Fairweather, head of public policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), explained that although academic qualifications are still important, employers are looking for candidates with "something extra". read more...

05/08/2008

Work experience 'important for graduate jobs'

Students must make sure they have the skills that employers need in order to find graduate jobs, one expert has claimed. read more...

04/08/2008

Graduate jobs 'boost Manchester's R&D status'

Manchester has been named as Europe's most attractive city for research and development (R&D) activities in a new study.

In news that might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, KMPG found that the location tops the R&D rankings in a survey of 35 world cities, reports the Manchester Evening News. read more...

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