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Students 'confident about jobs'

Published: Monday, 28 April 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Students approaching the end of their studies are unfazed by the prospect of finding a job, despite the economic downturn, according to new research.

A study conducted by targetjobs.co.uk revealed that more than two-thirds of final-year undergraduates feel confident they will secure a job after university, with 12 per cent already having a position to walk into after graduation.

However, the survey also indicated that men are more confident than women about their chances of employment.

Commenting on the findings, Paul Sissons, chief executive of targetjobs, said: "We found that men tend to get up and running more quickly in terms of job hunting, so they will have added confidence."

Mr Sissons is concerned that the research illustrates that graduates do not understand the ramifications of the current economic conditions.
In February, the Association of Graduate Recruiters predicted a 16.4 per cent rise in the number of graduate-level job vacancies in 2008, but new economic conditions are likely to affect this figure.


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