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Research and preparation important for graduate job hunters

Published: Friday, 09 July 2010   Category: Career Advice

Former students need to devote more of their time towards preparation in order to witness graduate job success, it has been suggested.

Speaking to Wales Online, Laurence Hedditch, a partner at Deloitte in Wales, feels that people should use their own initiative when it comes to looking for a graduate job, rather than waiting to be told to do so.

However, he recommends that people do not simply fill out as many application forms as possible, but instead dedicate more of their time to researching each position to ensure they have the right skills.

Mr Hedditch told the publication: "Students can take practical steps to improve their ability to find and secure a graduate job in this market. More time needs to be devoted to research and preparation.

"Don't wait until the final year at university to start the process. Students in their first or second year at university need to ask themselves, 'What job do I want to do'?"

Recent research by High Fliers suggested that an average of 45 applicants are applying for each available graduate job.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19882990-ADNFCR

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