New Service for Local Jobseeking Graduates is Launched

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By billpenn | Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 14:05

The Graduate Network, a new service to help local university leavers develop skills to land their first job, is being launched.

The plan is to tap into the huge range of expertise and experience of professional and business people living in and around Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Amersham to provide practical help, advice and support to any graduates who are currently looking for work.

Services that may be on offer include perfecting CVs, interview techniques, online and face-to-face networking skills, mentoring and much more.

The Graduate Network, which has sprung from the Big Society in Beaconsfield initiative, will start with a Pilot Evening on November 22 in Beaconsfield. The aim of the evening will be to get feedback from young graduates on a range of possible services that the Graduate Network could provide.

"We have a long list of services we could provide," said Bill Penn, a member of the Graduate Network Steering Group. "But we want to hear from graduates themselves which of these would be most valuable to them. This will help shape the programme when it starts next year.  These are very difficult times for young people who have left university recently and I hope that we can give some local support on a regular basis to help them."

Anyone interested in joining the Graduate Network Pilot evening should email hello@thegradnet.com to register and get further details about the venue, timing and format or log on to  www.thegradnet.com

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