In the UK: • On 24th July 2011 The Daily Telegraph reported: – “Oﬃcial ﬁgures published today showed 20 per cent of ex-‐students were without work in the third quarter of 2010 – It also emerged that graduate unemployment increased faster than the jobless rate among the UK as a whole. – Figures suggested more than 45 students would be applying for each graduate job in 2011.”
In Australia: • May 2012 ABS ﬁgures stated: – The number of persons looking for full-‐9me work increased 6,500 (1.5%) to 430,000 and – The number of persons looking for part-‐9me work increased 15,900 (9.0%) to 192,800. – The unemployment rate increased 0.2 pts to 5.1%. The male unemployment rate was steady at 4.8% and the female unemployment rate increased 0.3 pts to 5.5%. – The par9cipa9on rate increased 0.3 pts to 65.5%. – Aggregate monthly hours worked decreased 4.7 million hours to 1,627.2 million hours.
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First impressions are best impressions How do you communicate the Do you understand what your best “you” you can? target employer needs? • Personal branding • Where do you want to • Your UVP work? • Selling yourself • What research have you • Perfec9on done on the industry as a whole? • The Cover Lener • What do they really need? • The CV • How do they hire people? • LinkedIn • What are their networks? • Other social sites …and you only have one opportunity to make a ﬁrst impression
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