Graduates jobs are becoming 'more competitive'

03-04-2008

Graduates jobs are becoming 'more competitive'
As more students graduate from university each year the competition for jobs is increasing, one expert has warned.

The tussle for the top graduate jobs is becoming more intense, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Margaret Dane said.

Employers will look for three things in a graduate, Ms Dane noted.

"Competition is really in three main areas - intellectual ability, skills and motivation," she stated.

Ms Dane remarked that employers will first assess the class of a graduate's degree, as well as the number of Ucas points they received for their A-levels.

Work experience gained while studying will be the next area of assessment, followed by the ambitions of the graduate, she said, concluding that those who are less sure about their career ambitions are not attractive candidates to bosses.

The 2007 UK Graduate Careers Survey discovered that law graduates expect an average starting salary of £24,000 - the highest of all degree holders.

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