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Graduate jobs 'will demand political and cultural awareness'
Wednesday, 09 July 2008
Those searching for graduate jobs need to be more aware of the world around them, rather than just being technically able, one expert has claimed.
According to Sir Paul Judge, president of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the growth of Asian countries means that candidates need to be more politically and culturally minded, reports Recruiter.
Speaking at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) conference, Sir Paul said: "Asia is the likely place where graduates will be pushed. So they need to understand issues around the world and be more culturally aware."
Graduate job hunters will also need to be prepared to work in less conventionally structured departments, as the hierarchical system is less common than it used to be, he added.
Yesterday, Onrec.com reported that the latest AGR report shows that there are 11.7 per cent more graduate job vacancies in 2008 then there were last year.
It also found that a third of all vacancies are in the financial sector.