Labour Market Insights – Featuring Austin Fraser

In this week’s podcast about the UK labour market, we were joined by Hannah Gardiner, Talent Acquisition Lead (Europe) at Austin Fraser. Austin Fraser is a  specialist technical and life sciences recruitment agency, with offices in the UK, US and Germany.

Hannah and Matthew Searle (Head of Employer Relationship Management at Henley Business School) discussed what the market currently looks like for those about to leave Henley Business School, and what Austin Fraser are doing in terms of recruitment.

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As Matt explained, the market is a bit mixed at the moment, but if you shift your mindset and think about which companies and industries will be hiring, you’ll see the opportunities available to you. In China, companies found that applications for jobs fell significantly more than job postings themselves in the last couple of months!

Hannah had some great advice for what you can be doing now to help secure a graduate job, and what skills you should be focusing on developing, including:

  • communication
  • resilience
  • perseverance

And keep reaching out to companies to find out more about what they do, what it’s like to work in their company and what opportunities they have. By networking online (its not as scary as it sounds), you can make yourself stand out and meet prospective employers, whether they are hiring now or not.

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