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Mentors 'can help those in graduate jobs'
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Life after graduation
Those looking for graduate jobs should be given a mentor to help them as they pursue their career, according to one expert.
Speaking to the Observer, Ruth Spellman, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute explains that many university leavers can be put off as their immediate superior might not be as qualified as them.
While Miss Spellman would like to see the educational attainment of all managers increased, she feels graduates should be made a special case.
Giving a graduate a "confidant and role model" to support them as they progress with their career will give them a significant boost, she adds.
Ms Spellman says: "Just think what the overall result would be if we could lever up the management performance at every level of all organisations by just a few degrees."
Yesterday, the Newcastle Journal reported comments by Rob Charlton, chief executive of architectural firm _space, who believes that work-life balance is very important to those seeking graduate jobs.