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People should 'think carefully about graduate jobs'

Published: Monday, 13 October 2008   Category: Career Advice

People should "think carefully" about what they are looking for from graduate jobs, according to one expert.

Writing for the Times, Jeff Goodman, director of the careers service at the University of Bristol, explained that people need to make sure they are making the right decision before they embark on a career.

He said: "There are so many things that influence people's choices of job; the key thing is that they do something that interests them."

Job hunters should get a feel for "that the market's like" and make sure they "feel confident about the employers", Mr Goodman added.

The economic downturn does not mean people should be put off applying for graduate jobs at small firms, he stated.

Last week, the Guardian reported that some employers could be put off by a candidate's unusual appearance.

Speaking to the newspaper, Joan Pettinggill, an employment partner at commercial law firm HLW, explained that it is not always illegal to refuse someone a position because of the way they look.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18823692-ADNFCR

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