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Macht Berufserfahrung den Unterschied aus? Die Bedeutung von Berufserfahrung für einen reibungslosen Übergang in die Berufswelt

Maria Esther Egg ()
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Maria Esther Egg: KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland,

KOF Analysen, 2016, vol. 10, issue 4, 31-43

Abstract: Graduates perceive a lack of professional experience as a major obstacle in the search for entry job positions. In fact, the job market monitor of the University of Zurich records an increased demand for professional experience in job vacancies. This report therefore is about professional experience. It contains a concept for the recording of professional experience and describes the ways in which university graduates can gather such experience. To this end, seven types are distinguished: apprenticeship, employment before study, student jobs, part-time study, internships at home, internships abroad and volunteering. In addition, it examines whether any kind of professional experience facilitates the transition to the professional world, and whether employers consider every kind of professional experience to be equal. The results cannot confirm that all types of work experience have a positive impact on the transition. However, there is an advantage of parttime study and, in certain cases, an apprenticeship.

Keywords: work experience; higher education; transitions smoothness; labour market returns (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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