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Graduates get proactive in job hunt

Published: Monday, 28 January 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Many graduates have their sights on a proactive job hunt in 2008, according to new research.

A survey by jobs.ac.uk found that 82 per cent are looking for a university, research or science role in 2008, but only one in ten graduates would be content with pursuing a job that lands in their inbox, the study revealed.

Job hunters are keen to actively search for a new challenge this year despite a number of job websites offering email alerts for new vacancies, noted Andrew Gordon, director of jobs.ac.uk.

However, graduates should not neglect their computers when hunting for vacancies since it is quick to search for vacancies online and specialist websites can help with the task at hand, Mr Gordon added.

"Employers keen to attract highly qualified candidates should review the recruitment sections of their own websites to show what working life is like there, as well as the job opportunities available," he said.

The government is this week set to announce new proposals for the extension of apprentice schemes in the UK to help boost the nation's overall workforce.

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