When a degree is not enough, how can students make themselves more employable?
Full-time employment is up, the gender gap has widened, and employers are generally satisfied with the quality of Australian graduates.
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At least in the short term, employment opportunities for graduates seem to be increasing.
The relationship between higher education and labour market outcomes is overestimated and misinterpreted.
We need a tertiary education funding system that will help get students into courses with employment opportunities at the end of them.
If Labor is to once again uncap university funding, vocational education reform is a vital.
New plans will speed students through an intensive training course, that will see them working cases in 12 weeks.
The surveyors start out with almost 100,000 graduate contacts, of whom less than 10% provide their supervisor’s details and of those supervisors, less than half participate in the survey.
An administrative link between a graduate's education and taxation records already exists, and it could be used to give us more accurate and detailed longitudinal analyses of graduate outcomes.
While securing a stable job is essential, dismissing the qualitative experience of learning and its extraordinary benefits is reductive.
New analysis reveals surprising insights into five key myths and misconceptions about Australian university student graduate outcomes.
Young people don’t have a right to equal pay.
Until you reach 25, employers can pay you less than your older colleagues.
As degrees become more commonplace, African graduates are struggling more to find jobs.
Global economic realities shouldn't deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
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Don't just rely on your degree certificate to get a job after university. Work on your employability too.
Science graduates struggle to find jobs straight after graduation.
Confusing short-term jobs with long-term career outcomes is a distraction from the real issues in science higher education.
Is it fair to say universities are letting employers down?
Young people are pressured into university and many end up in unsuitable courses. We need to recognise these realities and be clear about the purpose of higher education so it doesn't lose its value.
It depends on what you mean by ‘graduates’.
Facing an uncertain future.
If robots will take traditional graduate jobs, universities should be training students in borderless leadership skills.
A precarious foot on the job ladder.
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With secure jobs hard to find, it's easier for people from higher social classes to be in temporary work.
Using your degree.
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Graduates aren't all working in coffee shops – they have fuelled growth in top jobs.
Is this what I studied neuroscience for?
As debates rage on whether graduates are 'over-educated', researchers have looked at what's actually happening to their jobs.
Worth what it’s written on?
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Gaining that required qualification to put on your CV is what counts to win a job in today’s “graduate economy”. On current trends, perhaps everyone will have a degree by the end of this century. Already…
Friend or foe to the job-seeker?
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An increasing number of high-skilled graduates, rather than technology, could be to blame for a decline in the UK's mid-paying jobs.
A love of science and a lifetime of work don’t guarantee a successful job hunt.
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A lifetime of study and preparation are no guarantee of success for PhDs when they hit the job market. Things can and should be improved.