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Gap year experience 'helps find graduate jobs'
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Those taking a gap year can use the experience to help equip them with the skills they will need when they start looking for graduate jobs, it has been claimed.
Writing for the Independent, Tom Griffiths, founder of Gapyear.com, explains that people can use skills acquired before attending university to help them find a job afterwards.
He says: "Gap year experiences stand out. Fact. BT and ICI have recently lowered their accepted degree grade to a 2.2 to investigate a wider pool of candidates to find those who 'stand out'."
Acquiring experience through relevant work is a good way to impress graduate recruiters, he adds.
Meanwhile, the Northern Echo reports that architectural firm _space believes that those looking for graduate jobs are keen to find an employer that offers them a good work-life balance.
According to the Newcastle-based firm this is what it had in mind when creating its new headquarters.