The bottom line for candidates

The recession has increased competition among job-seekers, with employers now looking for more in terms of qualifications and experience from potential candidates, writes Alex Meehan

17th July, 2010

Finding a job in the middle of the worst economic downturn in living memory is a tough task for any job-seeker, but for graduates it is particularly difficult.

Many of the companies that traditionally hired large numbers of collegeleavers have reined in their recruitment, meaning there is fierce competition for the positions that are available.

In Britain, firms now have so many graduates to choose from that they are able to stipulate higher levels of...

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