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Non-academic side 'attracts people to graduate jobs'

Published: Friday, 15 August 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Those hoping to rise to the top of their chosen profession through graduate jobs should make sure they concentrate on their work skills as well as academic qualifications, it has been claimed

According to Kasmin Cooney, managing director of training consultancy Righttrack, some firms can place too great an emphasis on providing graduates with more qualifications, reports Director of Finance.

While these are important, graduates also need to work on their business skills, she explains.

Ms Cooney says: "The last thing graduates want is to be back in the classroom as they are more than ready to get stuck in and kick-start their careers."

For this reason those looking for graduate jobs will want to find an environment that offers them fresh experiences and is also "fun and engaging", she added.

Yesterday, Ben Clifton, spokesperson for Lattitude Global Volunteering, stated that the right experience from a gap year could be a clinching factor when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18734637-ADNFCR

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