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The graduate employment market 2016

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At least 350,000 graduates leave University each year, it's no surprise that there aren't enough good graduate jobs to go around, and it is only getting tougher with more mature students and an influx of European graduates heading to the UK.

Don't panic! There are lots of other suitable positions which form the majority of employment for graduates.

The most popular sectors on graduate-jobs.com according to graduate registration information are:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Advertising / Public Relations
  • Media
  • Banking
  • Human Resources
  • Public Sector & Services
  • Consultancy
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Accounting
  • Science & Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Computing & IT
  • Recruitment
  • Finance
  • Education & Teaching
  • Internet
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Secretarial & Business Administration

Most roles attract over a hundred applicants. So what can you do to make yourself stand out? Well, when it comes down to it, the thing that makes you different from all the other applicants is YOU. Let your personality shine through at every stage of the application process and you will find the right job for you. Check out our section on developing your Personal Brand for guidance on how to do just that.

The thing that makes you different from all the other applicants is YOU.

While you're at it, make sure you've done the work to identify your skills, hone your Commercial Awareness, craft an impressive CV and covering letter, and prepare your interview technique.