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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Companies are skittish about hiring recent grads Reply with quote

Companies remain cautious about hiring recent college graduates, a survey by the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University suggests. Companies expressed concern about health care costs, taxes and unsettled political scenarios.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704526504575634760737858200.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm intrigued by the reasons given. I'd have thought 'experience of the workplace' would have been one of the foremost concerns.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul wrote:
I'm intrigued by the reasons given. I'd have thought 'experience of the workplace' would have been one of the foremost concerns.


Me too, actually. Of course, if you have TOO MUCH experience, you're done in this economic climate as well. What the heck does "unsettled political scenarios" mean? Are they talking about the government's take on tax cuts?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This does seem strange. I get the 'you have too much experience, you will be bored" a lot (and if I do get the job, yep, I am bored, the employers are usually right).

But I don't understand why the unstable economics should particularly single out recent graduates and not just affect everyone looking for a job across the board
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually this whole 'too much experience' thing is a myth. See here

http://www.managers.org.uk/forum/management-news/can-you-hire-overqualified-worker

New research suggests that so called over qualified people tend to stay longer in a role than other people, thus casting severe doubt over this claim that they will be easily bored and seeking pastures more befitting their expertise.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting read, I think it's important for job seekers and graduates to use every resource possible to get back into employment, even working from home doing what you like for example, creating websites. This will allow them to have no gaps in their CV as they can always put that they've been doing something.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why more grad schemes need to be introduced - for those who have some, but not enough, experience. Those who are over qualified - use your brain and set up your own specialist business!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week is Apprentice Week as well so don't rule out those that don't have a degree.
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