Employers want graduates, but have high expectations

The opportunities are there for graduates prepared to be flexible and work hard in a demanding business environment

27th September, 2015
Ruairi Kavanagh of gradireland: the lack of a foreign language is cited by 43 per cent of employers as being the number one area of concern. Picture: Milena Penkova

Generally speaking, these are positive times for graduates, as there has been a significant rebound in the jobs market over the past 18 to 24 months. In tandem with the rebound in the market, there has also been a transformation.

There are now many more diverse career paths that graduates can follow. For example, financial firms are seeking IT and science graduates; technology firms are seeking graduates with marketing and engineering degrees.

It’s become a lot more...

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