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Sloppy cut-and-paste CVs costing graduates top jobs……………..

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  • Employers struggling to fill vacancies due to glut of poor applications
  • Research found applicants pasting wholesale from previous attempts
  • Sometimes the graduates mixed up which company they were applying to

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After years of study at elite universities, you could presume that our brightest students would emerge knowing how to apply for a job. But top employers are struggling to fill graduate vacancies due to a glut of sloppy applications.
A leading recruiter said students about to leave university take a ‘scattergun’ approach to sending out CVs rather than properly researching each position they apply for.

Some simply cut and paste paragraphs between cover letters, and even mistakenly refer to rival companies. They do not always understand the basic requirements of the job they are applying for or even what the role involves. This is despite the fact that many applications are from final year students at leading universities who are expected…

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Get a science degree and get ahead…………………

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New science graduates are half as likely to be in stop-gap jobs stacking shelves and cleaning windows as those who studied most other university disciplines, new figures have revealed. They are more likely to have landed professional jobs within six months of finishing their studies than graduates in fields such as history, philosophy, creative arts and even law.

Just five per cent of working science graduates have stop-gap jobs such as shelf-stacking, road-sweeping or operating factory machinery that fail to justify the effort and expense of doing a degree. Yet 11.7 per cent of graduates in media studies, 10.6 per cent in the creative arts, 10 per cent in history or philosophy and 8.9 per cent in languages are languishing in these roles.

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Science graduates – including those who studied physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science and medicine – are also less likely to be unemployed six months after finishing university.

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Time Passes But Little Changes…………..Equality!

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Gender pay gap GROWS for the first time in five years: Men now earn £97-a-week more than women

The gap between what men and women earn in work has widened for the first time in five years, new figures show. Full-time men now earn 10 per cent more than their female colleagues, but including all employees the gap has risen 19.6 per cent to 19.7 per cent.

Unions seized on the figures as proof that years of ‘slow, steady progress’ on pay equality was being eroded.

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Working women receive £97-a-week less than men in full-time jobs, the Office for National Statistics said

Working women receive £97-a-week less than men in full-time jobs, the Office for National Statistics, it was the first time the gender pay gap has increased since 2008.

The figures showed that median annual earnings for full-time employees were £27,000 in the year to April, an increase of 2.1 per cent from the previous year.One in 10 full-time workers earned less than £7.28 an hour…

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So you didn’t get a 2:1 degree………….all is not lost!

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Got a 2:2 and like getting stoned? Finish your joint and come and work for us! Top Businessman calls for companies to spurn ‘weirdo’ high-flying graduates

A top businessman has said he would rather hire talented graduates with 2:2s and thirds, than ‘weirdos’ with first-class degrees. 

Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was true. 

In a slightly tongue in cheek column for the Spectator, he said: ‘We could simply place ads in student newspapers: “Headed for a 2:2 or a third? Finish your joint and come and work for us.”‘

 
Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was true

Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was…

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Mothers not welcome at macho workplaces……………..

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 Working mums more likely to quit a job in male dominated professions 

Mothers are more likely to quit ‘male professions’ which are traditionally dominated by a male work force, such as banking, according to a new study.

Women with children were 52 per cent more likely to leave their job than childless women, but only in professions with a mainly male workforce (classed as having over 70 per cent male employees).

The study, by Indianna University into ‘overwork’ environments also found that mothers feel more disheartened than their child free counterparts.

 
Mothers are 52 per cent more likely to leave a job with long hours if they are surrounded by men in their working environment

Mothers are 52 per cent more likely to leave a job with long hours if they are surrounded by men in their working environment

Over one-third of men and nearly one-fifth of women in professions work more than a 50-hour week, or ‘overwork environments’.

Male dominated environments tend to be lucrative professions such as law, finance, medicine and…

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Graduate ‘rich list’ reveals universities that will make you a millionaire

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Graduate ‘rich list’ reveals universities that will make you a millionaire: Oxford comes top but Birmingham has highest number of self-made businessmen

  • Oxford has 401 super-rich graduates but Cambridge has more billionaires
  • Three London universities complete top five on new graduate rich list
  • Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham also make it into top 10
  • More than 90% of ultra-wealthy university graduates are men

A new graduate ‘rich list’ has revealed the universities where students are most likely to become multi-millionaires.

Oxford comes top after producing 401 alumni worth £20million or more, with Cambridge in second place with 361 – but Cambridge has the most billionaires, making its super-rich graduates the wealthiest in the country.

The average multi-millionaire from Cambridge has a fortune of £169million, more than twice as much as Oxford’s ultra-wealthy alumni.

Three London universities make up the rest of the list’s top five, with Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham also…

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