No room for error
Although there are signs that both the economic climate and the job market are set to improve, new graduates who are looking to acquire their first position still face many Challenges; employers are increasingly selective with many companies preferring to hire on a temporary basis before extending a permanent offer meaning that candidates have less room for error. Employers need assurances that new hires will be able to contribute to the business from the outset and therefore seek applicants who are polished and have an attention to detail. Furthermore, the job hunt has grown in complexity in recent years as new online tools, such as professional networking websites, have become increasingly popular.
Individuals looking for their first job out of university must take advantage of opportunities as they arise and be ever more determined to put their best foot forward in an increasingly competitive job market.