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Graduates urged to show their worth
Monday, 15 December 2008
Life after graduation
Professionals concerned about the recent flood of redundancies in the UK should attempt to remain positive and concentrate on doing the best possible job they can, it has been suggested.
According to Mark Parker, executive chairman of Talkbiznow, graduates should attempt to prove their value to employers by "excelling" in what they do and "letting their experience shine through".
He commented that future employers always look to see how individuals have performed in previous jobs, how much they have learned and how they have broadened their experience.
"At the end of the day it is about doing a really good job for your employer and standing out amongst your colleagues as someone who really makes a difference," he suggested.
Figures published by the Office for National Statistics in November indicated that the number of people in work in the UK decreased by 99,000 over the third quarter of 2008.
However, the International Federation of Accountants' Global Leadership Survey recently claimed that there has been a rise in demand for accountants, while employers such as Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Transport for London have all announced plans to maintain normal graduate recruitment levels.