The Newly educated, How will they secure a job: How will they secure a job

Sebastian Lindholm Reiding, Julian Max Weiss Flensburg & Niklas Meilstrup Hansen

Student thesis: Basic Project


The following article speaks of the newly educated masters of social sciences who are members of the Danish union of lawyers and economists named DJØF.
In the assignment we will explore the general rules and demands that greets the new candidates, and that creates polarization between the candidates that become employed and those that does not. The article is written as a first semester's exam assignment, from Roskilde University in Denmark.
In the first chapter, we explain the overall process of securing a job, focusing on the formal rules and laws on the subject. At the same time we investigate the general ways that the companies hire academics, while also looking at the prevailing habits that makes it hard for academics to reach employment. At the same we denote a lacking awareness amongst the potential employers in the terms of academic dexterity.
In the second chapter we look at the expectations that greet the new social science candidates as they enter employment. The chapter focuses on the skills and experiences that DJØF considers the most sought after. We utilize a sociological analysis to explain how workplaces contain a broad number of unofficial skillsets which explain their formal function.
In the third chapter, we write about some of the measures DJØF makes available. At DJØF there exists different sorts of skill increasing workshops in the sense of available courses. We investigate what you, as an unemployed academic need to be more focused on, when writing your application. We also observed the importance of being investigative, before the writing and the job interview. In the sense of knowing what is needed by the desired company. Which can be the difference in reaching employment or not.
In the fourth chapter we discuss on behalf of our 3 former chapters which explains how some candidates reach employment quicker than others. We discover that employment entails its own exchangeable demands and rules that candidates need to be aware of.
On the basis of our discussion we conclude that it’s important for the students and the new candidates to read and understand that makes them attractive in terms of employment. Furthermore this tendency also explains the polarization between which candidates reach employment and those that don’t.

EducationsBasic - Bachelor Study Program in Social Science, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date20 Dec 2016
Number of pages30
SupervisorsEbbe Prag