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HR students talk about graduate job prospects

Published: Tuesday, 14 July 2009   Category: Sales and recruitment

Students who are leaving the University of Greenwich this year have spoken out about how easy they think it will be to get a graduate job in human resources (HR) in the current climate.

Speaking to Personnel Today, most of the young people thought that it would be difficult to find employment this summer, although they all said that they would not give up searching.

One, Dan Quinlan, said that those who really want graduate HR jobs must make the most of any contacts they have, while Ashley Hazel Austen advised her fellow degree-holders to stay flexible and adaptable.

Matthew Bunyan, who is in the same position as the other students, told the news provider: "I have recently seen civil service HR jobs advertised with a £22,000 starting salary, so I'm optimistic.

"I'm aware the current market might not give me my ideal job, and would not turn down a job outside HR that could give me experience and help me to develop other skills," he added.

John Maxted, chief executive officer of Digby Morgan, recently spoke to the same publication to reassure this year's university leavers that there are still chances to get a graduate job in HR at small and medium enterprises.

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