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AGR offers tips to graduates

Published: Thursday, 26 February 2009   Category: Career Advice

Graduates have been offered advice on job hunting in difficult times by the chief executive officer of the Association for Graduate Recruitment (AGR), Carl Gilleard.

Writing for the Times, Mr Gilleard noted that the situation could be much worse and that graduate recruitment has not been as drastically affected as in past recessions because employers have learnt from their mistakes.

The importance of researching vacancies applied for was emphasised, and Mr Gilleard said that ten good applications were more likely to succeed than 100 bad ones.

Flexibility will also help, according to Mr Gilleard, and relocating to a different city may be a sensible strategy, while graduates should not ignore temporary or voluntary work, which are better than doing nothing.

Various industries have already vowed to keep graduate recruitment up, including the IT and telecoms industries, while the public sector is also a promising area for graduates looking for jobs.


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