International Experience really boosts your professional life

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vrijdag, 8 september, 2017 - 10:10
  • 64% of employers think international experience is important for recruitment
  • 92% of employers are looking for transversal skills such as curiosity, problem-solving skills, tolerance and confidence; when recruiting
  • 64% of employers say graduates with an international background are given greater professional responsibility

A new study shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. The findings of the Erasmus Impact study are extremely significant, given the context of unacceptably high levels of youth unemployment in the EU. The message is clear: if you study or train abroad, you are more likely to increase your job prospects. Graduates with international experience are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with those who have not studied or trained abroad and, five years after graduation, their unemployment rate is 23% lower. The study, compiled by independent experts, is the largest of its kind and received feedback from nearly 80,000 respondents including students and businesses.

 

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