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'Being creative' is useful in graduate job hunt

Published: Thursday, 20 May 2010   Category: Life after graduation

Graduates have a number of alternative options available to them if they are struggling to secure a full-time job, according to a new report published today (May 19th).

Writing for USA Today, Laura Petrecca conceded that the economic downturn has made it extremely tough for recent university leavers to land a permanent role quickly.

However, she explained that graduates should not despair, as they can add to their credentials through work experience or participating in adult learning courses.

"With full-time job opportunities not coming quickly, many students are opting for alternate paths," she wrote.

"Some are grabbing unpaid internships just to add 'professional experience' to their resumes, while others are relocating to areas far from friends and family to secure employment."

Ms Petrecca added that graduates can start their own businesses or simply be more creative by applying for roles which are not specifically connected to their degrees.

Last month, Farhan Yasin, EMEA president for CareerBuilder.com, suggested that an increasing number of 16 to 24-year-olds are returning to education.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19790339-ADNFCR

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