Overcome the graduate Catch-22

How do you get work in the field you studied for when employers want people with experience? Gareth Naughton reports

3rd November, 2013
Marian Garvey, senior technical lead recruiter at CPL.

It is the age-old problem facing graduates: you have the skills, but employers want people with experience you can't get unless someone is willing to take a punt on you.

The situation has been worsened by recession. New graduates are competing for the same roles as people with a few years' experience in the workplace.

There is some hope, however, with a recent survey indicating ''cautious signs of optimism'' for the year ahead, according to...

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