University Education in line With Job Market? Desirable Characteristics Expected from Graduates
University graduates see 57 percent more job opportunities than non-graduates, and it is estimated that, by 2030, two-thirds of all jobs will require postsecondary education.
A degree enables you to qualify for these additional opportunities and offers you more flexibility in where you choose to work.
Labour market outcomes are assessed mainly using different employment/ unemployment rates as well as elements of wages and earnings. The findings show that the higher one's level of education, the better one's chances of getting a job and keeping the status of employed person in times of crisis on labour market.
University education equip students with skills and experience to help them both in their career and in life in general. On top of that, by gaining additional skills in communication and problem solving and achieving your goals, you can also increase your confidence.
The relationship between education attainment and employment opportunities is intuitively obvious. In the regular economic conditions, the workers with low education level are usually suited to jobs with low task complexity or manual labour, whereas highly educated workers can handle specialized jobs with high task complexity.
Employers are looking for a mix of technical ability whether it's developing databases, calculating co-ordinates or writing reports and 'soft' skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership, and commercial awareness.
With that in mind, here are 6 of the most desirable characteristics that employers expect from employees:
Taking Initiative. Initiative is all about taking charge.
Dependable and Responsible
Desire for Continued Learning
Type of work: the kind of work that makes the best use of one's abilities and gives one a feeling of accomplishment.
Security: having a job that provides a steady employment.
Company: working for a company that has a good reputation, that one can be proud of working for.
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