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Grads in US – Recent college graduates are more likely to be out of work than the population as a whole

Millions of Americans are seeing little return from their expensive college degrees — even in today’s hot job market. For the first time in decades, recent college graduates are more likely to be out of work than the population as a whole, according to the New York Federal Reserve. And for the lower-earning half of … Continue reading

Graduates’ Career Planning – What behaviours, factors and characteristics determine graduate outcomes?

The study examined a cohort of UK domiciled students who completed their full-time undergraduate study in 2011/12 and were aged 18-21 at the outset of their study. The cohort consisted of 7,500 students drawn from 27 institutions. This study combined data from the 6 month Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey with data … Continue reading

Graduates in Non-Graduate Occupations in UK – Many remain in those jobs and lose contact with potential graduate employers

This report considers graduates employed in non-graduate occupations. Using survey data from Futuretrack and Moving On, it compares the early career paths of two graduate cohorts. Those who graduated in 1999 (‘the class of 1999’) are contrasted with those who applied for higher education in 2006 and subsequently graduated in 2009 from a three-year course … Continue reading

Graduates from Humanities in Canada – Less likely to be employed full time, more likely to have jobs unrelated to their program and to be overqualified research finds

There is a long-standing debate over the value of certain postsecondary programs in facilitating employment after graduation. Pursuing a postsecondary degree is similar to purchasing stocks—it is an investment intended to provide future benefits. More than 80% of high school graduates pursue post- secondary education to increase employment opportunities and income. University graduates earn two … Continue reading

UK – The graduate job market in 2016

The graduate economy recovered quickly in 2014–15, so the graduate jobs market is now seeing significant shortages in some areas. If anything, they will be even more central to the UK graduate labour market in 2016. We now have widespread graduate shortages across a range of key sectors, such as engineering, building and construction, teaching, … Continue reading

Grads in UK – Employment and salaries up

The proportion of UK university leavers in work or further study has increased slightly, with graduate salaries on the rise too. The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education study, published today, shows that 89 per cent of graduates who completed a full-time first degree in 2014 were in work or further study six months later, … Continue reading

The Graduates Digital Skills Gap

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, 96% of university chief academic officers believe their graduates have the requisite skills to enter the workforce. However, only 11% of business leaders agree. Moreover, a report from Bentley University found that 61% of business industry decision-makers give colleges a C grade or lower on … Continue reading

Jobs for Grads in UK – Nine in ten bosses say they can’t find good enough candidates

To many job-seeking graduates, it seems unbelievable – but a new survey suggests that many employers are struggling to fill their graduate vacancies for this year. With nearly nine in ten graduate employers admitting they have positions that they can’t find suitable candidates for, there could be hundreds of good quality, well-paid graduate roles currently … Continue reading

UK / Almost half of graduates work in non-graduate jobs, says ONS

Almost half of graduates in the UK are working in non-graduate roles, a report published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found. Continue reading

China / Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region solution to grads unemployment

In 2010, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China faced a formidable problem. About 75,000 college graduates were without jobs, 83 percent of them from ethnic minorities and 60 percent female. It was a difficult and pressing issue for the region. According to a survey carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics Survey Office … Continue reading

Higher Education in US / It Pays, but a lot more for some graduates than for others

As they enter the labor market, some graduates earn far more than others. Prospective students need sound information about where their educational choices are likely to lead Continue reading

Grads in Canada / RBC Launches New Internship For Recent College and University Graduates

With almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of recent post-secondary graduates surveyed saying a lack of experience is a barrier to securing their first job, RBC today announced the RBC Career Launch Program™, a multi-year investment in providing recent college and university graduates with career experience to help strengthen their future employability. A one-year internship for … Continue reading

China / Who Is To Blame For The Worst Graduate Job Market

Approximately 6.99 million students will graduate this year from Chinese colleges and universities, a new all-time high. This reflects China’s attempt to upgrade its workforce by promoting higher education. But the labor market is sending some rather disappointing messages. Against the backdrop of the troubled world economy and faltering domestic demand, companies in China are … Continue reading

Ontario / Jobs hard to find for graduates

Two years after graduating from college with an accounting degree, Amanda Coombes expected to be working full-time in her field. Instead, she’s living with her mom and working at McDonald’s. These days, in hard-hit Ontario, a job is a job. “It’s hard for us,” Coombes, 23, said of the challenges she and her fellow graduates … Continue reading

China / Jobless fears as record 6.99 million graduates hit market

A record 6.99 million students – an increase of 190,000 compared to last year – will graduate from China’s higher education institutions this year. But graduate unemployment, a scourge in recent years, shows no sign of easing for the class of 2013. Local media in a number of Chinese regions have been declaring 2013 as … Continue reading

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