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Evidence of skills 'vital for graduate jobs'
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Those looking for graduate jobs should make sure they can present evidence of their skills to a potential employer, according to one expert.
Speaking to the Times, Fiona Sandford, director of the careers services at the London School of Economics, explains that this can be done by getting involved in a range of activities while studying.
If a candidate can show that they poses leaderships, team-working and communication skills then this will set them apart, she states.
"You can do this very easily from day one by getting involved in student life, student societies and volunteering," Ms Sandford says.
People should also consider what kind of work they are undertaking in their summer holidays, as this could have an influence on their future career, she adds.
Earlier this week, the Guardian claimed that those taking part-time jobs after finishing university should consider how the skills they learn can help them get the graduate job of their dreams.