UK Graduate recruitment trends 2017-18
Applications / Job market

UK Graduate recruitment trends 2017-18

Each year, the Institute of Student Employers (formerly the Association of Graduate Recruiters) undertakes a survey of its members. 200 recruiters responded to the 2017 survey. Between them they recruited 31,630 students during 2017. They employ between them 2.8 million staff across more than 16 sectors. Whilst this is a small sample of UK recruiters … Continue reading

How  to make successful applications for graduate jobs and further study
Applications / Self awareness / Work experience

How to make successful applications for graduate jobs and further study

Earlier this year, a research report attempting to identify factors leading to graduate success  was published by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. ‘Planning for success: Graduates’ career planning and its effect on graduate outcomes’  surveyed 7,500 graduates across 27 Higher Education Institutions.  The research explored the importance of different behaviours, characteristics and factors important in determining … Continue reading

Should you apply for a job even if you don’t meet all of the employer’s requirements?
Applications / Job market

Should you apply for a job even if you don’t meet all of the employer’s requirements?

It can be frustrating when you see a job that you believe you are ideally suited to when you notice a skill, qualification or type of experience that you do not have highlighted in the employer’s person specification. Should you apply anyway, or just accept that there are more suitably qualified candidates out there who … Continue reading