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Quality graduate candidates lost in the shuffle

Published: Thursday, 27 September 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

High-calibre graduates may be missing out on the best jobs because employers are inundated with applicants.

Student society, Bright Futures, claim that graduate recruitment rose by 12 per cent in the last twelve months and with this firms often miss the best person for the job while they sift through hundreds of applications.

Explaining the problem facing both graduates and recruiters Simon Reichwald, director of the firm, said: "In this tech-dominated age, it's easy to see why recruiters are taking shortcuts.

"They are simply trying to make their lives easier, but there is a real danger that they are bypassing the real talent, by sifting it through the net."

Meanwhile, according to an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report, graduates have a much higher earning potential than non-graduates.

The report, entitled Education at a Glance, reveals that graduates from the last decade earn 77 per cent more on average than their non-graduate counterparts.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18296529-ADNFCR

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