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Graduates told: 'avoid dead-end jobs and be happy'

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduates making a compromise to take a job they do not aspire to, could be directly leading to their own job dissatisfaction, according to a psychologist.

In an interview with Recruiter magazine John Moulder-Brown said that jobseekers, those looking for graduate jobs for example, should not compromise when choosing their career as it can lead to "problems" for employers and their staff.

The organisational psychologist conducted his research at City University and it comprised of a number of face-to-face interviews over a four-month period in 2009.

Moulder-Brown cited one example of a young female sales worker from a City bank who despite earning a good salary became disillusioned and unhappy because it was not the career she wanted.

He said: "Companies should have people in jobs they want rather than jobs which represent career compromise.

"If they are in a situation where they are working towards their goals they will be much happier."

A chief economist at a hedge fund firm recently predicted in the Times that 100,000 new financial services jobs would be created in London over the next decade.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19570580-ADNFCR

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