Just having a degree is no longer enough to differentiate yourself as a top level candidate in today's graduate market.

Findings in a recent poll conducted by AAT, suggests employers are valuing commercial work experience and personality traits in addition to, and sometimes even above academic attainments.

The poll also found strong communication skills, punctuality and fitting into a company’s culture are among the top things employers look for.

More than a third simply ask that candidates show common sense, and punctuality is key for three in 10.

Another aspect young people should consider when thinking about their future career is their conduct on Social Media.

For our clients looking for entry level sales and business development professionals this is certainly rings true.

Check out our blogs and insights for advice and tips on how to stand out from the crowd.