How to find a job when have a university degree but have no experience

Studied and are willing to work hard but do not have experience. Find a place for them is a problem. How are university graduates increase their chances on the labor market? A graduate should have at least a rough idea for what money would want to work.”I graduated from the Faculty of Humanities, but after college, I realized that actually I do not know what I want to nurture. Finally I went to do work that is not related to the field, but I’m glad that I have any at all,” says Luke, a graduate of last year, who makes a living as a salesman in a shop with outdoor needs.

At the beginning of the new year, the number of unemployed university absolvetns goes up. They find it increasingly difficult to find a job, let alone apply the studied field. The labor market is not enough to absorb, even though the schools are now spewing less than before. Experience, foreign language and the reasonable expectations “Even though they are aware of degraded conditions in the labor market, graduates have high expectations – regarding both financial and career. Often mentioned in the interview that they want to lead people and projects, while still never worked,” says Clare Antos of Hays Recruiting.
According to her are more likely to flexible people who are willing to travel, move, stay longer abroad, receive lower wages at the cost of training. “Still it happens that graduates do not even speak one foreign language, which is a big handicap,” says Antos. It depends on what subject to study and whether the graduates during the study worked. The problem is mainly the humanities, which are reported by large numbers of young people who are looking for the wrong application. Nature and technology are trying to lure students and offer a valuable experience for future employers directly, so then they have to adopt a better chance to work. Students can gain experience on unpaid internships in companies. If adopted, the employer vacancy they offer rather than someone unknown. “The practice may be in the student competitions, international companies that are held each year. Another option is to prepare the thesis in collaboration with the company for which you want to work with later,” adds Clare Antos tips. Future employers in CV certainly know that the graduate was experienced across the border. “During my studies I used the Erasmus program and I studied in Norway. It helped me then, when I ran for a seat in a travel agency. I was in Norway and some contacts that fit my supervisor. Made me successful at the interview, although for bankruptcy and were probably older and more experienced candidates, “says Clare fresh graduate. And how much you want to take? The advantage of young people, their initial enthusiasm and the fact that most are able to settle for lower pay. “The median gross monthly salary of employees with higher education to the age of 30 years was in the 1st half of last year’s 24 611 crowns. In the same old people with secondary and higher vocational education 19,174 crowns,” says Catherine Duspivov, labor market analyst. A graduate should have at least a rough idea for what money would want to work.

Programmers, machinist and medics always find a job Most graduates have jobs in Prague, or in larger cities, they place else looks worse. The advantage is confirmed by the city of Vera Prokop Prague Labour Office: “The proportion of graduates and young people in the total number of candidates is about five percent. Undergraduates of which consists of one percent.” The home is the biggest demand for programmers, engineer and graduates of pharmacy and medicine. “We are here asked linguistically proficient graduates for the so-called shared service centers. In neighboring Germany is still interest in the doctor, we employ them even without certification, which allows them to do there. Condition is knowledge of German,” says Clare Antos. “Continued migration of graduates from Slovakia here. They claim that they are either not work or are paid less.” We are not just a printout, announced that the young Young job-seekers and fail them, often blame the employer or recruitment agency. They say they do not pay enough, they ignore their e-mails, underestimate their abilities. “The recruiters do not think anything good. Because I never did not help. Contrary. I lost my confidence because of them. Right after school I found a well paid job in multilevel society. It was a great experience, I followed the people. But staffing agencies at me now watching as waste, “says Peter graduated. “I think the Agency fail to reveal the true potential, just collect data and facts. Just because something can not, but I can learn it quickly, do not.” Lucia, who recently studied creative writing, has a similar view: “She contacted the company, but I do not. I entered the labor office, but I pray that I found work, most of them apparently terrible. I am frustrated by the fact that if one is not superodolný, can not work in a team and under pressure, is not willing to sacrifice all their work time, do not want him anywhere, “says a young woman. Sooner bred them, now throws For many companies are not graduates of any degree of certainty. “Young people change jobs more frequently than those who are already responsible for the financial situation of the whole family. If the company after six months found that graduate work is not able to learn to let him go with great financial harm. Next time rather take someone experienced,” says Lenka Cerna, Koucky website. George Halbrštát, marketing manager at Manpower, adds: “Students often underestimate the preparation for entry into the labor market. On the other hand, some companies have refused to advance graduates who need to first bring up the good work started to pay.” Companies simply do not want to take risks and invest in training recruits. So try to find such people to be able to participate in work as quickly as possible. “Employers may be erroneous preconceptions that the candidate can not do the job just because of age and lack of practice. From that should have quality HR specialist who will be able to recognize talent,” says Lenka Cerna. A certain wariness, however, persists in companies as well.



7 thoughts on “How to find a job when have a university degree but have no experience

  1. I do not think that the problem is in Universities. In my opinion, the problem is in society and quick development of the world. Universities do their jobs – provide education to students. Of course, some Universities are better, some are worse. But it does not matter right now, what Im trying to say is that nowadays it is simply not enough just to go to University and get a degree. Few years ago, not everyone went to Universities and still, it was not a problem; still you get a job and be fine. But nowadayes, it is inevitable to go to Universities, get proper education and some title. In few years it will be normal thing to everyone, just like going to primary school, you continue your studies till the very end – in University. Thus, the problem is not in Universities – it is not their fault that people do not get jobs and that there are several crisis all around the world. The problem is society, but I have no idea how it should be solved 😀

    Katarina Hurkalova

  2. In Lithuania we have the same problem. We have a lot of students with university degrees but without experience. In universities we are getting just a little bit of work experience in our internships, but still it’s not enough to get a job. And employers don’t want to engage young people, so how they can get practice and experience if they don’t have the opportunity.
    And the worst problem is that after their studies, if they can’t find jobs in their specialist area they are choosing temporary employment simply to earn money.

  3. It’s something normal that employers reluctant to hire young people, especially those without experience. A lot of graduates complain that it is like a vicious circle – they have no experience, because no one hires them, no one employs them, because they have no experience! In the past there was a lot easier – those who wanted to learn the profession had to paid the one who trained him. Thanks of that he had a practice and theory as well. After a period of learning he started his own business or worked with his master!

  4. I think this is a problem many European countries have to face. Human resources departments are looking for young, well-educated and work-experienced people to work in their company. For this reason in Germany more and more young people decide to combine theory and practice in a dual study program. The main task if this cooperative education is to train qualified and practice-orientated workers for the industry so that both students and companies can benefit from it. The number of companies offering this option has increased extremely.
    In my opinion it is true that practical work experience cannot be replaced by any theoretical education. But I do not know if I like this whole development and the companies’ attitude towards young, well-educated and work-experienced graduates. This puts a lot of pressure on students that do not take part in these dual study programs. Companies should be open-minded and support both and just do not concentrate on only one of these options.

  5. I belive that this is a very big problem and a source of the high unemployment rates of young people. I have a lot of friends with an uneversity degree but no actual work experience. For them it is very hard to get in to the labour market in the area of their education though the jobs that they are applying for always are demanding previous experience in the area. This puts young people in a tuff spot though they need to get a job to gain experience. Competition for jobs are very high so people with experience always get employed first hand. I think that one part of overcoming this problem is to have more and better connections between universitys and schools, with for exampel internships and other programs for work preparation. This gives newly educated people a chance to compete with experienced jobseekers. I belive that companies have a lot to gain from employing young newly graduates though they have new and fresh ideas and the will to work. They can really bring something new to the compeny if they are allowed to.

  6. I think this is one huge problem with the development in the labour market.Students ending up with non-relevant work (to their studies) is increasing. in Norway it is really hard to find a job with only your university degree now. Either you have to have experience or a personality that stands out in the growed. The hiering process has becomed more complexed. More buisenesses focus not only on your degree,/experience put who you are as a person as well. Will you fit well in the firm, and do you have any other form of qualifications (in student organisastions, or voulenteery work). in my opinion universities should prepare the students on the new reality in a better way.


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