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Job searching strategies among geography graduates in the transition period *

A suc­cess­ful tran­si­tion from the stage of edu­ca­tion to employ­ment is deter­mined by sev­eral fac­tors. One of these fac­tors is the proper strat­egy of search­ing for a job, espe­cially select­ing the most effec­tive method of search­ing. The paper presents results of a sur­vey about meth­ods of job search­ing in the tran­si­tional period con­ducted among geog­ra­phy grad­u­ates.

The analy­sis is com­prised of meth­ods of job search­ing planned by the grad­u­ates at the end of stud­ies, the most effi­cient meth­ods (these which allowed them to find the job) and the evo­lu­tion of job search­ing strate­gies among these grad­u­ates who were still not employed after six months of grad­u­a­tion. The sur­vey showed that grad­u­ates' plans of main job search­ing meth­ods were accu­rate, espe­cially in the use of the inter­net. It has also proven that a period of a few months of unsuc­cess­ful job search­ing made the grad­u­ates use less active meth­ods of job search­ing which very often included the help of third parties.

* study financed from budget funds for science between 2010 and 2012 as research project

No. N N114 076739


Published in:

Polityka Społeczna 2013 Nr 5-6 (470-471) s. 8-14. PL ISSN 0137-4729.


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