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Grads in Canada – The proportion saying they were very well prepared for their jobs is higher among those who completed their studies before 2000 than among more recent ones

The 2020 Survey on Employment and Skills explores the perspectives and experiences of Canadians relating to education, skills and employment, including perceptions of job security, the impact of technological change, and the value of different forms of training. Conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research, in partnership with the Future Skills Centre and the … Continue reading

UK / Grads job search starting earlier than ever

Forty-one per cent of finalists said they made at least one job application to a graduate employer almost a year before graduation, according to a poll of more than 18,000 students at 30 UK universities by High Fliers Research, published on 13 June. That compares to the 37 per cent who applied early – in … Continue reading

US / Half of college grads are overqualified for their current job

Then last week Susan Adams received a report from consulting firm McKinsey, done together with student website Chegg, which is making that pit in my stomach deeper. In October and November of last year McKinsey surveyed 4,900 former Chegg customers, a mix of young people who went to private, public, vocational and for-profit institutions. The findings … Continue reading

Job Search Tool for Grads / LaunchPad connects job seekers with professional advisors

As graduation looms closer and closer, many soon-to-be college alumni have only one thing on their minds: the impending job search. Sometimes it feels like all we hear about are the dismal prospects for graduating seniors, or how competitive the job market is — but six Harvard Business School students have set out to help … Continue reading

US | Census | More than 30 percent of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree

In March 2011, for the first time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults 25 and older had at least a bachelor’s degree, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. As recently as 1998, fewer than one-quarter of people this age had this level of education. From 2001 to 2011, the number of Hispanics with … Continue reading

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