Gerwyn Davies, public policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said that whereas previously many graduates acted as if their work was done, the emphasis will now be on lifelong learning and continually updating skills to broaden their range.
"We won't see a vast improvement in the employment situation for a while, so school leavers and graduates would do well to take a look at where the skills shortages are, because they still exist in some of the key areas," he noted.
Mr Davies' comments follow the latest CIPD/KPMG labour market outlook survey, which noted that the improvement in the labour market in recent months has contributed to a "modest increase" in the proportion of employers reporting hard to fill vacancies.
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