Employers are not bothered about degree disciplineNews
Many graduates are concerned about their degree discipline, however employers are more interested in what skills have been learnt.
Employers that are looking to recruit graduates are not looking specifically at the subject studied, according to our very own Marketing Executive, Ross Whistler. Speaking to a journalist for The Telegraph, Ross has discovered that employers are more concerned with degree classifications and skill, rather than discipline area.
He said 'Most employers are not too concerned about the specific subject you studied.' Whistler believes that employers are more concerned with what graduates can offer a company. Adding 'They're looking for skills and qualities you acquired during your time at university, and not just on your course, typically communication, leadership, teamwork, problem solving and adaptability.'
Ross Whistler is often in conversation with employers and finds that 'They care most about the grade achieved, followed by the university you attended. The course is less important.'
He highlights subjects that have can be popular with employers, referring specifically to Management, Business and Marketing degrees. 'Graduates of these courses emerge commercially aware, and this can make it easier to slot them straight into a company.' However he agrees that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates are too rare and need encouraging at school and sixth form level.
Ross told graduate-jobs.com News that 'Overall, many degrees do not have a direct career path, so graduates need to really think about what skills and competencies they can offer a company.'
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