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Still Options For Graduates Says Adecco

Still Options For Graduates Says Adecco
A third of firms have cut their graduate employees for 2009, but graduates can still begin to build a career say Adecco
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has this week released research which found that only one in five companies planned to hire 16-year-olds due to leave school and a third of firms had cut the number of graduate employees in 2009.
Although this means that the number of graduate jobs available this summer will be reduced, Adeccos Susan Yallop explains graduates can still look to begin their career journey.
For many students in their final university semester, the CIPD findings will appear very disheartening. However, what graduates must consider is that they are only just beginning their career path and so they should keep themselves open to other job roles.
While many students will have an ideal job in mind or a specific sector that theyd like to work in straight out of university, the possibility of working in alternative workplaces and sectors should not be overlooked.
Workplace experience, even if not in a chosen field can help graduates develop a host of transferable skills that could make them a more desirable candidate for jobs in the future.
If we look at our own jobs board, straight away we can see that there are currently temporary jobs available in a wide spread of sectors including customer services, legal secretary roles, market research, accounts/book keeping, charity, retail, pharmaceuticals, catering and child care. All of these jobs could offer valuable industry insight and help develop a wider skills base which could be extremely valuable in helping a candidate to make their next career step when the job market picks up again.


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