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Students 'ready for graduate jobs change'
Friday, 24 October 2008
Students are already preparing for a change in the graduate jobs market, it has been claimed.
With the economic slowdown predicted to hit employment in the coming years, high-flying students are now considering sectors such as law and management consultancy, rather than a career in banking, reports the Economist.
Speaking to the publication, Josh Philpott of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development stated that there will always be job on offer for the best of the best.
He explained that lessons have been learned from the last downturn.
"During the recession of the 1990s many didn't [offer graduate jobs] and suffered later," he said.
People applying for positions at global firms could also find themselves starting their careers overseas, Mr Philpott added.
Yesterday, Joe McDermott, chief executive officer of Interviewgold.com, urged people to make sure they learn employability skills at university so they are equipped to enter the world of graduate jobs.