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Students 'shouldn't worry' about graduate jobs

Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2009   Category: Life after graduation

The recent media reports claiming that there is a lack of graduate jobs available to this year's university leavers have caused unnecessary anxiety among students, according to one expert.

John Charlton, graduate recruitment partner at the Newcastle branch of Deloitte, told bdaily.com that worrying about job prospects can affect students' ability to find work.

He told the news provider: "We must help graduates avoid the 'career paralysis' trap which is often triggered when fear sets in and inaction takes over."

Barbara Phillips-Kerr, assistant director for the Careers Service at Newcastle University, backed up Mr Charlton's sentiments by reminding those looking for graduate employment that there are "still jobs out there".

Determination is required for those hoping to get a graduate job this year, according to Jo Lennon from the Tyne and Wear Enterprise Trust who recently spoke to the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette.

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