Mature graduate employment Watch
Hi, I graduated this year with a 2:1 in Psychology, but have struggled to get work. I've got over 10 years various experience in different roles/fields. I've also volunteered 4 times in 10 years. Does anyone know companies that particularly favours mature graduates?
If you've been working in retail, and volunteering in conservation and are applying to be a teacher, as an example, well the previous experience and volunteering aren't supportive of the job application.
Companies prefer mature applicants because by and large, they have commitments (house, family etc) and experience that makes them considered in their applications, and therefore less likely to change their minds, struggle with the working environment, move on quickly etc. But the employer is still going to pick the candidate that demonstrates the most relevant skill set, so you have to leverage your past experience to get into that position.