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Work experience key to graduate recruitment
Tuesday, 07 August 2007
Graduates looking for their first foray in the world of work must have relevant work experience as well as their degree, a recruitment website has claimed.
According to research by Milkround, almost two-thirds of graduates claim that they would not be able to get a job without relevant experience and a further 21 per cent claim that it work experience was the only way into their chosen industry.
Discussing the findings, Milkround spokesman Mike Barnard said: "It's hard to break into any industry, but these results show if you make the effort to find work experience while you are at university, it makes getting that first graduate role much easier."
He added: "Although it is not possible for all students to work when they are studying, applying for internships or even volunteering when they finish can be the best way to find full time employment in their favoured industry."
Research by Peninsula, suggests that 66 per cent of employees admit to lying on their CVs while a further 63 per cent lie in interviews about their experience.