Quality graduate seeking a quality company

I find it hard to believe the comments supplied by Karina Beasley of Gabriele Skelton in the Recruitment Survey (DW 6 October). Having recently graduated from Goldsmiths College with a 2:1 in design I have found the lack of opportunities unbelievable.

Average starting salaries in London appear to be £12 000 per annum. No one wants you if you don’t have three-years experience, especially Gabriele Skelton, to which I sent a CV. What is a “quality graduate” and how do they apply to all those companies who are in such need?

After 40 applications and ten interviews I have had five negative responses and the rest haven’t even replied. If it’s hard for companies to find quality graduates, it’s even harder for graduates to find quality companies.

Chris Grainger


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