Graduate recruitment and salary intentions up, says CareerBuilder
Wed, 16 May 2012
Six in 10 employers are going to hire new graduates this year, with 17% increasing the number of graduates they will recruit, according to job site CareerBuilder.co.uk.
CareerBuilder surveyed 100 companies across the UK, also finding that 20% of employers will offer higher starting salaries to graduates than in the previous year.
Strong verbal and written communications skills are the most in-demand skills from the companies in question, according to 65% of respondents, followed by technical skills (42%) and maths skills (40%).
The survey also notes that in recent interviews with university graduates, 57% of those being interviewed looked bored, while 48% came to the interview with no questions about the company and 42% did not turn their phone off during the interview.