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Graduates 'uncompromising' on some aspects of jobs

Published: Friday, 12 December 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

There are a number of elements of jobs which graduates refuse to compromise on, even with the current economic climate.

TMP Worldwide's Graduates Into Employment report shows that 71 per cent of new jobbers will not compromise on training, while over half will not start a job which has a poor work/life balance, reports Onrec magazine.

However, 68 per cent of graduates were willing to accept a low salary ad 66 per cent would move to take a position they wanted.

Commenting on the findings, Neil Harrison, director of research and planning at TMP Worldwide, told the news provider: "In a strong economy, salary and location tend to be key differentiators in employer offerings to graduates."

However, with the recession, graduates are more focussed on investment in their own development and will want employers to demonstrate their commitment to training and development."

Business psychologist David Cumberbatch, speaking on behalf of Vodafone, recently stated that young graduates look forward to the sense of community office life brings when they first enter the world of work.

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