Arts and Humanities Graduates in Demand

A recent article in the Irish Independent suggests university graduates with degrees in arts and humanities are increasingly in demand by employers. According to Peter Cosgrove, director of an Irish-based recruitment firm, employers are looking for graduates who have strong critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills. “Employers are looking for people who can think laterally,” he said.

Additionally, arts and humanities graduates often have broad interests that can translate into new perspectives for the business world. Tim Skeet, managing director of RBS Capital Markets, says the bank is looking to hire arts and humanities graduates because, “We need input from people who have left-field, blue- sky creative thinking, who can bring the ability to ask the tough questions.”

The full article is available online.