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Parents offered advice on helping children find graduate jobs

Published: Tuesday, 29 December 2009   Category: All Graduate job news

With many individuals failing to find a graduate job after finishing university, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published a guide offering parents advice on how to give their children a nudge in the right direction.

Entitled Parent Motivators, the 18-page document encourages parents not to allow their children to become too cosy at home by offering free board, plenty of food and doing all of the washing and ironing.

However, parents are additionally told not to nag the young adults to find their first graduate job, but instead give them the support they require, while remaining realistic.

Career coach Denise Taylor wrote the guide, which states: "Some people will make it as actors and film scriptwriters but many just waste away the years.

"People often pursue careers such as this alongside a job, so encourage them to get a job to increase their independence and so they can support themselves on their dream path."

Meanwhile, a number of former students could secure their first graduate job at Jaguar as the car maker recently announced that 100 positions are set to be made available next year.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19532212-ADNFCR

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