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Students 'must stand out' at graduate job fairs

Published: Monday, 19 October 2009   Category: Career Advice

With graduate job fair season well underway, those hoping that this year will be easier to land a position will still need to impress employers if they are to succeed.

Simon Dixon, managing director of financial sector training organisation Benedix, said that graduate job hunters need to put themselves in the shoes of the employer.

He told the Guardian: "Treat the recruitment fair as if you had your own business and imagine what kind of people you would look for."

Mr Dixon explained that firms will be impressed by someone who is well dressed, prepared and arrives at a graduate job fair at the beginning of the event, rather than hoping to hand out CVs to everyone at the end of the day.

The Independent recently reported that the eighth annual Ethnic Diversity Fair at Manchester University this month will see all of its exhibitor stands filled as firms use the opportunity to show their commitment to graduate jobs.

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