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Jobseekers advised against being too picky

Source: Xinhua | 03-10-2009 11:50

Special Report:   2009 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

College graduates have been told to change their attitude by a top Chinese university official who warned they could not afford to be so picky when it comes to finding a job during the global financial turmoil.

Zhou Qifeng (2nd from left), president of Peking University, stands with four other presidents of top universities in China, at a NPC press conference. [China Daily] 
Zhou Qifeng (2nd from left), president of Peking University, 
stands with four other presidents of top universities in China, 
at a NPC press conference. [China Daily]

An estimated 5 million students face unemployment this year, according to government figures, thanks mainly to a shocking decline in the number of opportunities amid the economic slowdown.