LONDON, June 3 /PRNewswire/ --

- IT Jobs for Graduates Launches Comprehensive Recession-Busting Advice Programme for Future IT pros

IT Jobs for Graduates,, has launched an initiative called 'Be Your Best',, offering job hunting tips and advice for IT graduates and students during the current economic downturn.

The first site dedicated to IT recruitment for interns and graduates, IT Jobs for Graduates works with some of the UK's leading employers and IT recruitment agencies, helping candidates to find the right jobs. The website offers 1,800 internship and graduate programmes, as well as entry level vacancies on behalf of recruiters.

'Be Your Best' has been created to arm students and graduates looking for IT jobs with useful industry insight. The information is designed to help them stand out from the crowd and market themselves in the best possible way to potential recruiters, during the recession.

Following feedback from IT managers and recruiters, the team at IT Jobs for Graduates has created a knowledge centre. And, throughout May, June and July 2009, it will be releasing a series of articles offering tips and advice on areas including:

- How to make the most of networking opportunities - What the best IT certifications are - Managing your own brand - The reality of the current IT internship/graduate recruitment market

A micro-site has also been launched,, where students and graduates can provide their feedback, by sending in their stories and videos on something they did to really stand out from the crowd. And, updates for the campaigns will be going on to a twitter page,, and also via the IT Jobs for graduates Facebook group 'IT begins here'.

In conjunction with the online support, IT Jobs for Graduates will also be holding seminars at selected universities across the UK throughout June. Here, the team will run presentations and provide face-to-face advice on how students can 'Be Their Best', they will also provide mini CV workshops.

Teresa Sperti, head of international marketing at IT Jobs for Graduates, commented: We are committed to providing graduates with the tools to help them secure the right job. In the current climate, competition for employment is fierce and it is vital that job applicants market themselves in the best way possible.

The 'Be Your Best' campaign was launched to support students and graduates. We have taken the advice provided by employers and recruiters, and have passed this on through a comprehensive online and offline marketing programme. And, we firmly believe it will help candidates towards securing jobs in IT.

IT Jobs for Graduates also provides a free 'Jobs by Email' service that sends relevant IT jobs on a daily basis.

IT JOBS FOR GRADUATES UNIVERSITY TOUR (JUNE 2009): University: Royal Holloway Date: Thursday 4th June 2009 Location: Royal Holloway Windsor Building Time: 2:00 -4:00pm University: Durham University Date: Monday 8th June 2009 Location: Room E240 of the Engineering department Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm University: Sussex University Date: Thursday 11th June Location: CDEC Seminar Room 2, 2nd Floor, Falmer House, University of Sussex Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm

Notes to editors


IT Jobs for Graduates ( is part of The IT Job Board group of companies (which includes

The IT Job Board group of companies was set up in April 2002 in recognition that recruitment in the IT sector was increasingly dominated by the internet.

Online technology enables sophisticated targeting - for example by skill, region or experience - of's database of 800,000 IT professionals. The IT Job Board always tries to get closer to candidates either via planned content campaigns, or through the use of social networks.

The site also offers employers services such as branded job postings, a featured employer zone, targeted email campaigns and guidance on advertising copy. The managed campaign service filters responses to provide companies with a shortlist of applicants most suitable for the advertised position.'s clients include Bloomberg, TDG, Conoco Phillips, CSC, Standard Bank and BG Group.

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