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

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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.

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  • Maria Esther Egg, 2016. "Macht Berufserfahrung den Unterschied aus? Die Bedeutung von Berufserfahrung für einen reibungslosen Übergang in die Berufswelt," KOF Analysen, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, vol. 10(4), pages 31-43, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kof:anskof:v:10:y:2016:i:4:p:31-43
    DOI: 10.3929/ethz-a-005427569
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    1. Maria Esther Oswald-Egg & Ursula Renold, 2019. "No Experience, No Employment: The Effect of Vocational Education and Training Work Experience on Labour Market Outcomes after Higher Education," KOF Working papers 19-469, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
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    Keywords

    work experience; higher education; transitions smoothness; labour market returns;
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    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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