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Media pessimism hindering graduate job prospects

Published: Monday, 30 November 2009   Category: Work Experience

A graduate job hunter has said that despite doom-mongering from the British press, she will be glad to have a degree when the upturn in the economy comes.

Marie-Therese Dobbin wrote in a column for the South London Press that although the graduate jobs market is competitive, it is important to fight for a deserved position rather than give up.

"Recessions don't last forever and, five years from now, I'll be glad I have a degree when I'm in my chosen profession, even if I do have to fight that little bit harder for it," Ms Dobbin said.

She added that although students have a reputation for being lazy, the majority are having to undertake unpaid internships in order to keep their skills and CVs up to date in the hope of landing the graduate job of their dreams in a few years' time.

The Association of Graduate Recruiters recently said that young people searching for a graduate job should not be intimidated by rigorous graduate recruitment processes.


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