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Graduates 'wish they had received more careers advice'

Published: Monday, 25 April 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

Most professionals looking for graduate jobs believe that they received relevant careers advice from their universities.

That is according to a new survey of graduates by the Matchtech Group, which revealed that 61 per cent of graduates are in employment. Interestingly, 24 per cent of these were working in non-degree related roles.

However, eight in ten said that they wished they had attended more sessions to gain experience in terms of CVs, interviews and job hunting.

According to recruitment-international.co.uk, one East London graduate said: "Universities should work closer with employers, students would benefit to know from employers what is expected from them during the recruitment process."

A Kingston University Graduate suggested that colleges and universities should be "part and parcel" of the development of students, helping them to move into the workplace.

The news comes after a study by researchers Bradley Ruffle and Ze'ev Shtudnier indicated that handsome men and ordinary-looking women are more likely to get job interviews if they include a photo with their CV. 

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