A shortage of vacancies in previous years means you’re not just competing against the class of 2012, but 2011 and 2010 too…
Following two years of cuts in graduate vacancies, many employers have now started to ramp up their graduate recruitment. However, the shortage of vacancies in previous years means that not only will you be competing against the ‘class of 2012’, you’re also competing against candidates who graduated in 2011 and 2010.
A survey by High Fliers Research found that in the graduate market there are 270 applicants for every FMCG vacancy, 74 applicants for every banking and finance role, 32 for every IT vacancy and 28 for every consultancy role.
The good news is that graduate starting salaries are on the increase. The average graduate first-jobber can expect to earn £29,000, and graduate salaries can be as much as £42,000 in investment banking.
Ensuring your CV and your interviewing skills are the best they can be is therefore a shrewd investment. I offer the following services to assist you in securing that all-important first role, which will be the stepping stone to the rest of your career: