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Graduate that's recently finished uni but not heard back from jobs

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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    I'm graduating this year (July 2016) and I've applied for numerous jobs recently for when I finish on Tuesday (31st of May) and I hear back about my overall degree classification on the 13th or 14th of June but I don't know how the companies that I've applied to will know about my grades.

    How do they find out?

    Generally most people have an expected grade, some will say they're getting better than they are and if dealing with recruiters they'll ask you how likely it is. Upon getting your classification your employer may require proof by having their HR department contact the university. For many, especially larger more corporate firms, they'll have you fill out background information covering the past 3-5 years and this will be verified by an external company like HireRight. If you get the dates or classification wrong you'll get a chance to explain it, however, if it basically comes out you lied then it's usually grounds for them to withdraw any offer.

    Smaller places often won't actually care or they'll maybe want to see your certificate and it's your expected grade until you graduate. It's not like it's an uncommon position to be in.
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    So you think that I won't hear back from any jobs until after my grades come out? Because I have put on my CV that I'm expected a 2:1 where I might get a 2:2

    (Original post by mattyeend)
    So you think that I won't hear back from any jobs until after my grades come out? Because I have put on my CV that I'm expected a 2:1 where I might get a 2:2
    If the grade is important to them, they'll ask you to give them evidence of your final grade. If they want a 2.1 and you get a 2.2 they may withdraw the offer, depending on how important grades are to them.
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