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Graduate jobs should be within skills range, says expert

Published: Tuesday, 21 July 2009   Category: Life after graduation

An industry figure has said that those looking for graduate jobs at the moment should not bother spending time chasing positions they are not fully qualified for.

Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said that it would be a waste of time to prepare applications for graduate jobs the candidate knows they will not get.

Mr Hadley advises doing research to find out how suitable a position is before going to the effort of sending out CVs or applications to graduate job employers.

He added: "It might be that you have a little bit of time where you are doing jobs which are not necessarily seen to be linked to your degree, but can help you get into the world of work."

Barbara Phillips-Kerr, assistant director for the Careers Service at Newcastle University, recently told bdaily.com that applicants for graduate jobs must try harder to stand out from the crowd.


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