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Graduates handed job hunting advice
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
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Graduate job hunters have been given a range of tips to ensure they have the best possible chance of landing their dream role.
CareerCast.com advises university leavers to take extra courses where possible in order to boost their skill sets, while also joining alumni groups to expand their network.
In addition, the company suggests creating a 'personal branding statement' and warns against underestimating the value of a good CV and covering letter.
"A key consideration for companies starting to rebuild their staffs is how to recruit great talent cost-effectively," said Tony Lee, a publisher at CareerCast.com.
"Graduates have a big advantage over other job seekers given their low starting salaries and great potential to grow with the company."
CareerCast.com also advised graduates to "dress for success" when they go for an interview and to send thank you notes to everyone they meet in these situations.
Earlier this week in a Guardian article, Graham Snowdon highlighted 50 areas in which job hunters can improve their appeal with potential employers.