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Graduates working hard to find jobs
Tuesday, 06 April 2010
Banking and Finance
Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in banking and finance may be interested to hear that more than a third of graduates have claimed jobseeker's allowance in the past year.
A survey of 500 recent graduates by totaljobs.com showed that graduates are working hard to ensure that they do not settle for careers that are undesirable or unrelated to their careers.
Graduates are either taking job seeker's allowance, heading back into training or education or taking work to pay the bills, while the survey revealed that more students should take advantage of careers advice while at university.
Mike Fetters, graduate sales director at the firm, said: "Having invested heavily in securing a decent degree, it is not unreasonable for graduates to feel they deserve a job that matches their career expectations.
"Unfortunately competition for professional roles has never been fiercer, and students who have failed to prepare carefully through extra-curricular activities and early engagement with employers are simply not making the grade."
Today's announcement of a general election for May 6th means that all the main parties' employment policies will soon be brought into focus.
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