Graduates shy of jobs

July 23, 2004

This summer's graduates may be leaving job hunting too late, the careers company Graduate Prospects has warned. At recent careers fairs, only per cent of final-year students looked seriously for jobs while 58 per cent said they were just "getting a feel" for the job market. The Graduate Prospects survey says its findings are particularly surprising since nearly four out of five of the same students said they were worried about competition for jobs, with almost 90 per cent claiming they wanted to start earning as soon as possible. Salary ranked only fourth in students' priorities, behind a sense of fulfilment, training and progression, and work-life balance.

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