Is competition for graduate jobs too tough?
Intense competition for graduate jobs means that more than three quarters of employers require at least a 2:1 degree grade. How difficult is it to get a graduate job?
The Association of Graduate Recruiters says there are more graduates chasing fewer jobs. With vacancies down by 7% and soaring applications there's an average of 69 people chasing each graduate job.
In response, 78% of employers are now filtering out applicants who have not achieved a 2:1 degree. One third of students achieve a 2:2 and will not even be considered by these employers.
Are you a job-hunting graduate with a 2:2? Are you an employer looking for graduates with at least a 2:1? Is the market for graduate jobs too competitive?
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