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By now you'll have a rough idea what classification you expect to receive, if you haven't received it already. If you are staring at a 2.2 degree, don't let it panic you. It's time to take stock of what you've got and play to your strengths.

While it's true that many graduate employers will draw the cut off line between graduates who attained a 2.1 and those who have a 2.2, earning the latter doesn't mean you're condemned to a life pulling pints at the local-there are plenty of high level employers out there perfectly willing to consider applicants fresh out of university with a 2.2 degree. Don't believe us? Check out our 2.2 jobs for proof.

Even if your degree is lower than preferable, there are still ways to sell yourself. Look closely at your marks to see how you can make the most of your hard work-for example, you could impress upon an employer that you received Firsts for your presentations, or that all your research projects were awarded 2.1s. And don't forget that you have other skills and attributes that are just as important as your academic achievement.