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Graduates considering direct selling

Published: Monday, 27 July 2009   Category: Sales and recruitment

People looking for graduate jobs are selling door-to-door in order to pick up vital business skills, according to one newspaper.

The Guardian claims that young university leavers currently embroiled in the difficult graduate job market are flocking to direct selling positions in order to both earn some money and build up their skill set.

Companies who use direct selling have reported a rise in application from graduates of around 200 per cent, it reports.

Kleeneze has reported a 188 per cent increase in applications, with graduates applying able to earn around £13 an hour if successful.

Anne Segattin, president of Avon UK, which has launched a campaign to promote the firm to graduates, told the newspaper that self-employments is "really a viable earnings option for many people".

She added: "There is a huge opportunity to promote direct selling to graduates and indeed other people during the economic downturn."

Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, recently said that people struggling to find a permanent graduate job should consider doing an internship to boost their CV.

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