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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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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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