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Temporary graduate work 'could be beneficial'

Published: Thursday, 28 May 2009   Category: Work Experience

With reports that nearly half of firms will be cutting graduate jobs this year, those leaving university in the next few months may wish to make the most of temporary work, one expert has said.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, James Callander, managing director of FreshMinds Talent, said that temporary work can provide valuable skills and may even lead to a permanent job.

Interim work is a good way for graduates to get their "foot in the door", according to Mr Callander, and they must research the position, be proactive and make sure they give a good impression.

He wrote in the newspaper: "Employers today need more than a degree and a strong set of A-levels. They need people who can hit the ground running, whether they're new graduates or senior managers."

Temporary work was a recommended option for graduates to gain work experience by Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, who recently spoke to the Times.

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