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Pages: 5501-5512
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

JOB MATCHING IN RECENT GRADUATES: HOW TO ACHIEVE QUALITY EMPLOYMENT

R. Burriel, M.I. Beas

Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
Job match is an important concept related to the quality of the employment: It implies education-employment fit and taking profit of those skills acquired during higher education studies.In a previous article we studied the difference in the level of generic competencies in the work-place between two groups of graduates, those who develop jobs adjusted to their level of education (job-matched) and those who does not, besides studying the relationship of this match to other variables prior to job placement. As a further step in exploring the relationship between job match of higher education to the workplace, this study aims to explore the relationship between such job match and school-to-work transition, and also the characteristics of first job and current employment.
The study was conducted on a sample of 552 graduates from Universitat Jaume I of Castelló who finished their degrees in 2001, 2002 and 2003 (3, 4 and 5 years in the job market) and that at the time of the study worked. 59.7% are women (average age 29 years).
We studied differences between job-matched group and not job-matched group in key variables related to employability (such as job search techniques, self-efficacy, time to find their first job and time to find current job) and variables that characterize the first job and current job (percentage of full-time work, self-employed, level of responsibility at the workplace, labour mobility…)
The results show significant differences in the way job-matched and not job-matched graduates face the job search process and their first job. They also show that job-matched graduates enjoy higher quality jobs: they earn more money, are more satisfied with their jobs and they develop their functions in different specific departments. Also we find personal implications, as the higher percentage of job-matched youngsters who live economically independently from their parents.
@InProceedings{BURRIEL2010JOB,
author = {Burriel, R. and Beas, M.I.},
title = {JOB MATCHING IN RECENT GRADUATES: HOW TO ACHIEVE QUALITY EMPLOYMENT},
series = {4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-5538-9},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {8-10 March, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {5501-5512}}
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SN - 978-84-613-5538-9/2340-1079
PY - 2010
Y1 - 8-10 March, 2010
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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R. Burriel, M.I. Beas (2010) JOB MATCHING IN RECENT GRADUATES: HOW TO ACHIEVE QUALITY EMPLOYMENT, INTED2010 Proceedings, pp. 5501-5512.
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