With thousands of new graduates flooding an already crowded job market, the media is traditionally heavy with dire warnings about young jobseekers’ lack of prospects at this time of year. Fortunately, one start-up company in is helping buck this trend. Inspiring Interns are celebrating creating 1000 graduate internships since being founded in 2009, with over 600 of these leading to permanent jobs.
It’s that time of year again, when thousands of graduates are donning their mortarboards and gowns to collect their certificates. This has been the day all students have been working toward for the past 3 or 4 years. So why aren’t they all happy? That sense of loss some feel between leaving university and finding out what you want to do next is normal.
A recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found many employers use cyber-stalking as a screening tool, 35% of them eliminating applicants based on what they discover online. For graduate job and internship seekers it is important to recognise the value of social media in the job hunt. Social media has quickly become an essential recruitment tool so you need to learn how to brand yourself on the web.