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Nowadays graduating with a 2:1 or a 1st class degree alone is not enough to land a graduate-level job.
Up until 1990, the number of graduates equalled the number of graduate job vacancies. However, now, at any given time, there are 2.3 million graduates searching for a job and the competition is fierce with 80 applicants per job vacancy.
With an overabundance of academically qualified applicants, employers are placing greater emphasis on making offers to the most ‘workplace-ready’ candidates equipped with a range of transferable skills and experiences. As well as possessing these attributes, graduates need to be able to present themselves effectively in job interviews.
Chris Davies, the founder of Graduate...