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Gap year 'could be better option' for graduate job hunters

Published: Thursday, 14 October 2010   Category: Gap year, volunteering and charities

Britons looking for graduate opportunities could do a lot worse than head on a gap year in the current economic climate, it has been suggested.

Writing for the Daily Bruin, Avni Nijhawan explained that it is essential that university leavers use the 12 months following their graduation wisely.

And with the jobs market proving extremely competitive at present, Mr Nijhawan noted that taking a year out abroad could offer a wide range of experiences and challenges.

"A busy year of work right after graduation can be fulfilling, excellent exposure to life outside the classroom and even more enjoyable," he wrote.

"Moreover, unique experiences that demonstrate your motivation will help distinguish you from a crowd of competitors."

Those comments were backed up recently by David Swann, currency strategist at Travelex, who noted that the sterling is six per cent up on the euro year-on-year, meaning a gap year to the continent could also be cost-effective.

Find your gap year, volunteering and charities information at Gradplus.com

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