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Career prospects important for graduate jobs, study finds
Friday, 25 September 2009
Graduate Job sector Reports
A new survey of those looking for graduate jobs at the moment has revealed that they are more focused on gaining skills for the future than a big salary.
Conducted by Impact International, the poll showed that 90 per cent of respondents want opportunity for career progression from a graduate job, while 80 per cent are concerned about whether the employment will last.
Despite the recession, only 64 per cent of graduate job hunters said they want a salary which can fund their lifestyle, indicating that money is not on the top of the agenda for university leavers.
David Williams, founder and chief executive officer for Impact International, said: "While experience with clients shows there are still good opportunities out there with both blue-chip and young brands, organisations need to be clear in the communicating the opportunities open to graduates."
Three creative degree-holders from Scotland recently considerably improved their graduate job prospects after having being picked by renowned art collector Charles Saatchi to show their work in an exhibition.
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