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'Graduate job positions proving hard to fill', claims recruitment CEO

Published: Wednesday, 20 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduate job hunters have been handed a boost by a chief executive at a recruitment firm, after he claimed that there are a number of sectors where graduate-level positions are proving hard to fill.

Jack Gratton, chief executive of Major Players, also dished out some select advice to those hoping to achieve graduate recruitment in 2010 in an interview with Marketing Magazine.

He said: "People are applying to six or seven recruitment agencies and then applying for multiple jobs. By not being selective, candidates are betraying a lack of clarity about what they want to do and risk looking desperate."

But, on a more positive note he proclaimed that there were significant skill gaps in some areas, and that graduates hungry for jobs could exploit them.

"Graduates assume there aren't many jobs, so the number attending job fairs and graduate recruitment days is going down," he added.

Marketing Magazine identifies writing in plain English on an application or CV as the number one tip for netting "your dream job".ADNFCR-1068-ID-19567995-ADNFCR

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