Student advisers rate poorly in recruiters’ eyes

first_imgUniversity careers services are old-fashioned, out of touch and failing tomatch suitable candidates to jobs, the country’s top graduate recruitersbelieve.Members of the Association of Graduate Recruiters who took part in a surveypublished by the Financial Times last week said careers advisers often knowlittle about the real world of work, treat employers with disdain and are outof touch with technology. They also fail to impress upon graduates the need forwork experience and to turn up to interviews.A common complaint from the 169 association members who took part, was theservice’s attitude to them. One company called for advisers who “do notshow their own prejudices and opinions about organisations”.Another employer called for advisers to be better trained, saying they were”unable to manage student expectations on the one hand and providepractical advice on the other”.Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association for Graduate Recruiters,said frustrations were mainly due to changes in the graduate recruitmentmarket.”We have seen a doubling in the number of graduates coming out ofuniversity and at the same time the market has become more competitive,”he said.”There is an absolute requirement for careers advisers, departments andemployers to work closely together and gain a better understanding of theirroles.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Student advisers rate poorly in recruiters’ eyesOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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