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June 21, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Labour Market Information.

A great blog about job hunting for postgrads from Manchester!

Manchester Postgraduate Careers Blog

Most postgrads are very internet-savvy, so when anyone asks me about finding jobs, the normal request is “which websites should I look at for jobs in X?”.

They look a bit nonplussed when I start talking about using their contacts, developing their networks, making a list of who you know – isn’t that all just for business men on the golf course, or “meejah luvvies”, and completely irrelevant for academia or specialist postgraduate roles?

Well, put away your prejudices, ‘cos here’s the proof.

Postgraduate and graduate jobs, 3-4 years on
A survey published last summer analysed how doctoral researchers, masters and undergrads who were employed in the UK found their current job, 3-4 years after graduating. The survey date was 2008, so all the participants had graduated around 2004/5. This is what it showed:

(if you click on the image, you’ll get a slightly clearer version).

This is from the…

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