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Graduates 'must show their worth'

Published: Monday, 08 September 2008   Category: Career Advice

Anyone who did not do as well as they might have hoped with their degree should not "sound apologetic" for their performance when applying for graduate jobs, according to one expert.

Writing in the Independent, careers advisor Caroline Haydon explained that while people should feel free to inform a prospective employer of any extenuating circumstances, people should try and show them that they are worthy of more.

She said: "If you worked part-time during university, had positions of responsibility, or devoted time and energy to a particular activity, you may find that this will improve your employment prospects considerably."

Obtaining work experience is another good way of boosting the chances of a successful hunt for graduate jobs, she added.

Last month, Sky News claimed that people who take degrees in subjects dealing with things such as football culture might find they are better equipped for working life than people who studied the classics.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18769342-ADNFCR

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