It is understandable that you may feel upset at the current situation coronavirus has put you in. The market for graduate job openings has fallen by 77% in May, meaning competition for graduate jobs will be more competitive than ever. Although this does sound daunting, it is important to do all you can to present yourself in the best light to get employers attention.
Two big companies that have ensured the employment of graduates are Aldi and Amazon. They both have confirmed that they are still looking to fill their graduate positions in 2020 and 2021. Aldi have also dedicated to creating 100 new positions within their competitive ‘Graduate Area Manager Programme’, whereas Amazon have appointed to fill more positions, with a ‘Student Programmes Campus and Engagement Lead for EMEA’ to advise graduate jobseekers during the pandemic.
If you are looking to get a graduate job, there are a few ways in which you can get applying today. TotalJobs have seen a 30% month-on-month increase in the number of jobs being advertised, graduate support site HelloGrads explains how jobseekers can focus their efforts on sectors that are currently thriving. LinkedIn is also a thriving platform that allows anyone to find a job that matches their skills and experiences.
The pandemic has caused a lot of disruption, but their multiple platforms that are available to support and give out advice when needed.