Many businesses are continuing their graduate recruitment programmes, despite the economic
According to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services,
the credit crunch has not made "much difference" to graduates looking to secure work after
Elspeth Farrar, communications director at AGCAS, said that
graduates may feel unsure about the jobs market, given the amount
of reports documenting job losses.
"Students are still getting jobs and companies are still
recruiting, though it may be that in certain areas there is
slightly more competition for places," she stated.
ClickAJob chief executive Yngve Traberg said graduates will have to
deal with any dips in demand by making themselves more
"Employers are becoming more canny and demanding anyway," he
"Though they will always need staff for expansion and replacing
people who leave, there is a growing preference for graduates who
can offer something more than just a degree."
"My advice is always to grab as much relevant work experience as
possible," he concluded.
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