The Tough Graduate MarketWednesday, March 21, 2012 6:10
In days gone by a degree generally meant that you would be almost guaranteed a job at some level when you left university however this is not the case now and just under 1/3 of graduates find themselves out of work with little employment prospects when it comes to graduate jobs. That being said, how can you find these jobs that are available?
It isn’t so much that there are no graduate jobs, rather it is the fact that the so many candidates are applying for the ones that are available. Whereas 10 years ago you might only have had 20 or so (or even less) people going for the same job that has now risen to the hundreds and you can plainly see how difficult it can be for new graduates especially if they have very limited work experience. This doesn’t mean that it is all doom and gloom and there are some ways that you can help to find yourself a job. Tailoring your CV to different positions is a must; there is no point in sending out the same standard CV to 100 different places, rather you are better off altering it and personalizing it for the position and sending it to 10. This way you are much more likely to get a response and if you can get someone – a careers advisor perhaps – to go through your CV and give you some tips then this can be great also.
Furthermore, do not get disheartened when your application is rejected or not even responded to at all. The fact is that many graduates, no matter how well they did in their degree, are finding that it is incredibly tough to even get an interview these days but keep persevering and it should pay off eventually.
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