Stand out in a Sea of 'Perfect' Jobless Graduates; Dan Hawes, Co-Founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau Talks about 'Extreme' Job Hunting

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Stand out in a Sea of 'Perfect' Jobless Graduates; Dan Hawes, Co-Founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau Talks about 'Extreme' Job Hunting


Byline: Dan Hawes

STRAIGHT As at A Levels, 2:1 or above from a top university, work experience, internships, volunteering - typical graduate attributes bound to get a job? No. Graduates who have all the qualifications and relevant experience nowadays find themselves amongst a sea of jobless graduates. With what was seen as stand out now being seen as standard, graduates are going to extremes to land sought-after jobs.

Statistics show a fifth of students have been left without a job six months after graduating in the UK, meaning the graduate job market is becoming scarily competitive. Make yourself stand out before they have even met you The application process can be lengthy, with potential candidates getting eliminated at each stage. By making sure your application is the best one at each level you will be guaranteed an interview. Include the wording they used in the advert in your application - applications nowadays undergo screening by computers. The algorithms will pick up certain key words, so use the exact wording from the advert and yours will get through. …

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