Are this years graduates more needy or simply more savvy?

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My graduate recruitment manager wrote a great blog this week that I was keen to share….

A common observation I have been hearing from recruiters recently is that far more graduates are seeking advice in the lead up to assessments and considerably more are seeking feedback following unsuccessful applications. This has prompted some recruiters to wonder whether graduates this year are getting needier in the current climate or are they simply being savvier in the applications they make?
Talking to recent graduates, the best confirm it is the latter, with the old adage ‘the worst they can say is no’ graduates are seeking as much advice and guidance as they can to ensure each application they make is as good as it can be.
Recruiters should, on the whole be pleased to see the most proactive candidates talking steps to make their mark however the challenge will be for many that with reduced man power the time taken to provide feedback to a much greater volume of candidates with undoubtedly stretch the resources of many a team.


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