Graduates should be wary of 'cautious recruitment market'


Graduates should be wary of 'cautious recruitment market'
Graduates looking for employment may find that the graduate recruitment market is acting cautiously over the next 12 months, according to one expert.

The communications director for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, Elspeth Farrar, has noted that some companies may be wary of expanding their graduate schemes over the next year.

An Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) survey recently suggested that graduate vacancies will increase this year, although Ms Farrar noted that this data was collected in October lat year and may no longer be accurate.

However, she added: "The information I'm getting from companies is that they are not, at the moment, predicting any reductions in recruitment patterns."

Graduate employment opportunities are harder to predict following the US economic slump and last year's credit crunch.

If AGR is correct in its prediction, 2008 will be the fifth year running that graduate job vacancies have increased.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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