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People should focus efforts when looking for graduate vacancies

Published: Friday, 28 January 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University-leavers looking for graduate vacancies should only apply to the jobs that they want, according to Talent Transitions.

Chris Morrall, director of the company which deals with assessment, coaching, career and talent management, said that students who are leaving university in this tough economic situation need to make the "extra effort" when seeking employment.

"Those people who are very focused on their job search and on what they want have a greater chance of getting it," he said.

Mr Morrall urged graduates to refrain from firing off hundreds of CVs, calling it a "waste of time". Instead, he recommended sending "less applications [that are] better quality" to increase the chances of finding employment.

"Those people who keep on persisting stand a greater chance [of getting a job]," he added.

Earlier this week the winter edition of the Association of Graduate Recruiters' (AGR) bi-annual survey found that employers reported an 8.9 per cent rise in graduate vacancies at the end of 2010.

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