Students are spending more time than ever kick-starting their career online [infographic]

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Our study of over 1,000 UK graduates revealed that on average University students are spending up to four hours a week, the equivalent of 208 hours a year, on activities to improve their employability. The economic climate out there is a frosty one and more students are realising they need to do more to stand out.

Considering this, it’s no surprise that creating an online home is now a popular way for graduates to demonstrate their skills and expertise. In order to bag their dream job, over 25% of students now create personal websites and a third use their LinkedIn profile.

The good news for students is that this is valuable time spent, with almost two-thirds (64%) of HR decision makers from UK businesses suggesting a personal website, rather than the traditional paper CV is likely to become the main way they differentiate between job candidates in the next five years.

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Natalie Wood is Digital Communications Lead at the UK Domain. Natalie leads the email and social communication strategy. She is responsible for advising and implementing all online communication strategies to promote brand awareness.

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