Job preferences of graduates changing
Preferences of Chinese college graduates for employment have been changing in recent years as the country undergoes transformations in its economic and industrial structure, a recent survey found.
Knowledge-intensive industries such as information, education and healthcare are hiring more college graduates, while labor-intensive ones such as architecture and manufacturing, are losing their appeal to job hunters, according to the College Graduates’ Employment Annual Report.
The survey polled more than 250,000 college students who graduated in 2015.
The report, in its eighth year, also found that small and medium-sized private companies and enterprises, as employers, are gaining increasing favor from college graduates, compared with State-owned enterprises or transnational counterparts.
The report also said that the employment rate of college graduates has remained comparatively stable despite the slowing economy.