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Employers 'not interested' in postgraduate qualifications

Published: Thursday, 30 April 2009   Category: Career Advice

Those looking to avoid the difficult search for graduate jobs at the moment by applying for postgraduate study have been warned that they should only take that route if it is relevant to their career choice.

A recent report by High Fliers Research found that 26 per cent of this year's graduates are planning to remain in university as long as possible by enrolling an additional qualification courses.

But Martin Birchall, managing director at High Fliers, has said that, in some cases, this could be a "very expensive mistake" if the university leaver is just biding time until the graduate jobs market picks up.

He said: "The vast majority of employers don't take any notice of those kinds of additional qualifications unless they're specifically relevant to the role which somebody is applying for."

Graduate recruitment careers management expert Chris Morall recently told those looking for graduate jobs to remain "positive" as there are still employers looking for graduate talent.

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