Monday, 1 August 2011

The employer's point

When it approaches filling an opportunity, a large number of employers immediately disregard graduate recruitment as a feasible choice. Some of the fundamental explanations given by employers for not utilizing an understudy or somebody who has freshly graduated are that undergrads lack experience or are under qualified and overpaid based on their qualification levels. Granted that the aforementioned view could be strong, there is an extended list of explanations why graduate recruitment could be viable to in addition be the main solution to an employer's problem

Monday, 7 September 2009

Less opportunities for overseas students

Monday September 7, 08:06 AM
New Measures Back 'Home Grown' Workers
From Sky News

Many people from outside Europe will find it harder to get jobs in the UK when the Government announces a series of measures to favour "home-grown" workers.

British firms will be required to advertise for a month in UK Jobcentres before posting the same vacancy overseas.

The new rules will also double to a year the qualification period for skilled foreign workers to join multi-national companies.

But key public service workers or those with a masters degree will still be encouraged.

The measures, to be introduced by Home Secretary Alan Johnson later today, are among 16 proposals put forward by the Migration Advisory Committee.

They follow Gordon Brown's pledge of "British jobs for British workers".

It was made during a wave of strikes earlier this year over employing contractors from abroad.

Mr Johnson is due to accept all of the MAC's recommendations in a speech in London.

It is thought the changes would have excluded up to one in 10 of the foreign workers granted permits last year.

At present, jobs have to be advertised in the UK for on
ly a week before being offered abroad.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Graduate employment in recession

Graduated and still unemployed? You're not the only one. With the current recession , many fresh graduates are finding it impossible to get jobs worldwide. In the U.S., Trina Thompson ,a graduate BBA in information technology claimed her college failed to support her after she completed her course.
The New York Post reported that after four months of fruitless job hunting, she decided to file legal action.
Trina, 27, wants all US$70,000 of her tuition fees repayed

According to Trina, the careers service in the university promised to provide her with advice and contacts before she began her course of study. They failed to keep their promise.

The claim was rejected by the university.
Read about it

In the United Kingdom today, a large percentage of Asian students doing their masters and phd's face a similar problem. They are allowed to work in order to pay their off their loans which were approved in India before travelling to the UK. Many cannot find work today and if they can find something, it's at the bottom of the employment barrel earning a minimum wage.

If you want to sue your university, you'll just be throwing more money away. While it might be commonplace to sue when something goes wrong, it might actually be a better idea to study the situation and follow the most practical route before enrolling and applying for a student loan.

The sad fact is that most of these students are painted a rosy picture by private recruiters in India before signing up, only to face the harsh reality of unemployment when they try to find work later. Many students in the UK today from China, Malaysia and other parts of asia are facing the same problems.

In the UK, about £8.5bn comes from foreign students.(source- asian lite,vol3,issue1, pg 12).

With the existing situation , would you want want to live overseas, away from home with a very slim chance of finding employment with a £12000 loan hanging over your head? It might be a better idea to try to shop around for the best education deals before committing yourself.
1) You will owe £12.000 at the end of your course.
2) You'll be lucky getting a menial job earning £150 a week (after tax) instead of the field you got your masters degree in, which would have given you £400-£500 a week.
Of course, your money's good enough for them but you're not good enough to do the job they awarded you the degree in.
Good Luck
With the current climate in England it might be a good idea to look at degree courses in Canada, Australia and the USA.