What are mitigating circumstances for graduate job applications?

Mitigating circumstances are serious, often unforeseen reasons or events that prevented you from achieving your expected academic results, which graduate recruiters may take into account when processing job applications. Common reasons include bereavement, illness (both physical and mental) and your parents getting a divorce.

Other reasons might include being a carer while studying or suffering a real financial crisis. However, recruiters tell us that, while sad, being dumped by your boyfriend or girlfriend or the demise of a pet probably don’t cut it. Part-time working for the hours recommended by your university is also unlikely to count.

Targetjobs reveals whether you should reveal a mitigating circumstance and if so how to do it effectively…

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