I was wondering if I could get your feedback on when is the best time to apply for graduate jobs. After graduating from Sheffield Uni in 08, I am ideally seeking a starting date for employment in around September 09 (I’m taking a gap year), however there’s been a lot in the news recently on the majority of these jobs already being filled, and even less positions available for the next batch of graduates!
What’s the likelyhood of me finding a decent graduate position for around Sept 09 if I start applying now? Are jobs still available, or is it true that most are filled and they would only accept absolutely amazing applicants? My worry is that if I fail to land a good job for September I would not be allowed to apply to the same company for another year, and I feel that this time next year the competition would be far greater for less jobs. So really what I’m asking is if I should apply now, or wait 6 monthly and apply with the new batch of graduates? (I hope that makes sense!)
Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated in this matter!
PS. Apologies for not being involved and asking a question for my first post! I’ve visited this site for a while however, and promise to make more of a contribution in the future!!!