Showing posts with label Graduate Market Trends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Graduate Market Trends. Show all posts

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Spring Graduate Market Trends is out

New Look spring edition of Graduate Market Trends is out this week

Highlights of GMT Spring 2010:

  • Recruitment of ‘generation crunch’ – explores the demand for graduates by SMEs and finds that there is a lack of understanding of what a “graduate” actually is.
  • Employer concepts of graduate employability – employer perceptions of graduates and the skills they value, surprising results include the importance placed by employers on cultural and social awareness.
  • Portfolio careers - Dr Barrie Hopson takes a look at this growing career pattern and considers what the so-called Generation Y wants from a job.
  • Graduate retention and migration in the West of England – examines the movement of graduates and finds the majority of those employed six months after graduating had no prior connection with the area.

The online version of GMT has more articles, one exploring the theme of higher education and the knowledge economy and another article presenting graduate’s experiences of networking as part of their job seeking activities. Please do sign up for the electronic newsletter where you can access the complete GMT.

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Friday, 29 January 2010

Winter Graduate Market Trends is out

This is the season for What do Graduates Do? and this winter edition is full of labour market analysis and graduate destinations as well as data on postgraduates with What do Masters Graduates Do? The latest findings from the futuretrack study are presented here by Professor Kate Purcell. This edition also includes new research from the University of Leicester exploring the connection between industrial placements and academic results as well as more PROP project outcomes in the shape of Julia Horn writing about differences in careers services approach to careers education.

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Monday, 26 October 2009

Graduate Market Trends autumn edition

The Autumn edition of GMT features the usual round up of graduate labour market surveys and a HECSU survey of higher education careers services exploring how they are experiencing the recession. This edition also includes articles by Arti Kumar outlining the SOAR (Self, Opportunity, Aspirations and Results) model and how employability can be part of this approach, Trevor Hart and Paul Barratt presenting research into graduate employment in SMEs and Professor Jenny Bimrose writing about a study set out to evaluate the effectiveness of face-to-face guidance interviews.

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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Graduate Market Trends Summer edition out

This summer edition of Graduate Market Trends features some findings from the Real Prospects survey of early careers of graduates by Graduate Prospects and also a closer look at careers in some of the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. GMT presents some current research looking at the employment of chemistry graduates as well as the experiences of being a science PhD student and the career decisions of women pharmacists. What are the push and pull factors in relation to STEM careers and to what extent are the career decisions that graduates make a result of personal autonomous choice or dependent on external structures and organisational working practices?

One of the articles in GMT presents research carried out by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Biochemical Society. The research underlines the importance of understanding the differences between scientific disciplines as the findings show that each subject requires a different mix of equality and diversity policies to retain women.
Research underlines that for women in science it is still an important issue that motherhood and academia are perceived to be incompatible. This is illustrated by one PhD student’s response:

“I enjoy my PhD and love working in science but have concerns for my future career because it feels as if women must chose between their career and having a family”

(female molecular bioscience PhD student)

Other research show that employers still retain a stereotypical perception of chemistry graduates as having weak interpersonal and social skills (although specialist chemistry employers questioned this stereotype). So if you are a chemistry graduate attending an interview, it is important to demonstrate these skills to the employer.
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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Enterprising learning: How to create the new jobs?

In an article in the Spring edition of Graduate Market Trends (GMT), Professor David Rae from the Lincoln Business School at the University of Lincoln argues that in the new era of recession, uncertainty and zero growth, enterprising learning is an essential skill for students and graduates as they face the most adverse job market for a generation.

David goes on to say that educators face the greatest challenge of their generation in enabling graduates to learn how to start their careers, in which the most enterprising will also be the most employable. A new paradigm of entrepreneurship is needed which is socially engaged and responsive to the dynamics of the new era. ‘How to create the new jobs’ is the key question facing us, since the enterprises which will grow strongly in an eventual economic upturn may well be created during the slowdown and be very different from the casualties of the recession.

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Many thanks
Kathrine Jensen
(GMT editor)