I graduated in 2008 with a 2:2 in Economics I narrowly missed a 2:1 and did look at a few schemes i did get shortlisted for a few but managed to fail the numeracy tests im aware im should have practiced perhaps more. I dont have much confidence in applying not just due to the tests but also interviews i was wondering would i be better going into a direct hire role and then working my way up in a business instead. I would like to work in a role where it is related to my degree but i constantly feel those with 2:1s or maths alevel are much stronger contenders than me. I was careful when i applied and didnt go for jobs which said 2:1 or above and directed my attentions to things such as retail banking and energy but again i think i need some advice on numeracy tests and how good a chance i stand with graduate schemes. im currently doing a temp job for the government and at least im getting some experience in this role although im im in human resources.
if anybody cud give me ideas of which way i could go be much appreciated.