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FSD2350 Employment Survey of Tampere University Postgraduates 2005

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  • Mäkinen, Jukka (University of Tampere. Career Services)

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doctors, educational certificates, employment, employment opportunities, higher education, job placement, labour force, licentiates, post-graduates, tertiary education, universities

Abstract

The survey charted the employment situation and job placement of persons who had obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Tampere in 2005. Study history, current employment situation, employment history between the graduate and the latest postgraduate degrees, and job searching methods were investigated.

They were asked to specify how long they had been in permanent, part-time or temporary employment, how long they had been self-employed, and also the duration of their studies and potential unemployment periods. The respondents were also asked about the employer sectors they had worked in, whether they had abstained from work because of postgraduate studies, how they had financed their postgraduate studies, and whether they had worked abroad. In relation to job searching, the respondents were asked how they had found their current job, which job searching methods they had used after receiving their postgraduate degrees, what kind of jobs they had applied for and where. They were also asked whether the postgraduate degree had enhanced or hindered their career opportunities, why they wished to pursue postgraduate studies, and whether they thought the postgraduate degree will benefit their careers.

Background variables included the respondent's gender and field of study.

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