Graduates find it difficult to secure a job out of uni

MORE than 10% of new bachelor degree graduates had not found a job within four months of completing their studies compared to 8.6% in 2012, a new survey by Graduate Careers Australia has found.

The annual survey showed 18.1% of new bachelor degree graduates had found part-time or casual work within four months of graduating.

GCA executive director Dr Noel Edge said while the transition of new graduates from higher education into the labour force remained slower than in the years prior to the global financial crisis, their long-term prospects were very strong.

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Anecdotal evidence also found that graduates who had been placed in internships or found part-time work during their studies were more likely to find work after they graduated.

Did you get a job straight out of uni?

This poll ended on 20 December 2013.

Current Results

Yes, I applied for jobs before I left uni


No, it took me a couple of months


I didn't go to uni


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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