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Akademikers "moment 22": - En studie som undersöker rekryterares inställning till högskole-­ och universitetsutbildade kandidater utan arbetslivserfarenhet.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of recruiting is to find a job candidate who meets the demands of formal and informal competence at the same time as the candidate should be seen as the right person to the right place. Several job advertisements in the areas of finance and administration has at least two years of work experience as a demand before individuals can be seen as an appropriate job-candidate, hence it becomes a sort of “catch-22” for graduates with no prior work experience. The purpose of this study is to create a better understanding for recruiters’ approach and attitude to hiring individuals who only have a university degree. Our aim is to get an insight into what recruiters’ believe newly examines contributions are to organizations’, how these candidates can increase their chances of reaching an employment and further obtain a deeper understanding of the recruitment process in its various stages. In order to answer our research questions, we used an inductive approach with a qualitative methodology. We conducted semi-structured interviews with recruiters on six different companies to obtain as much depth in our understanding as possible. During our study we have found that recruiter has a positive approach towards hiring graduates without professional experience, however, it differs on the services level. We have created an awareness of that new graduates will contribute with current knowledge and a lot of energy to support business development and modernization. Graduates with no experience can increase their chances in the recruitment process, for example by lowering the threshold for employers in different ways. They should spend time on their applications and sharpen the arguments why he or she is right for the position. We do further refer to our sixth chapel to take note of all conclusions, this because we find difficulties in presenting them briefly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 82 p.
Keyword [en]
Catch-22, recruiting, recruitment process, academically trained, graduate, work experience, skills, the right person in the right place, organization, knowledge
Keyword [sv]
Moment 22, rekrytering, rekryteringsprocess, akademiskt utbildad, kandidat, arbetslivserfarenhet, kompetens, rätt person på rätt plats, organisation, kunskap
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26547OAI: diva2:628509
External cooperation
Bankverksamhet, Detaljhandelsföretag, Revisionsföretag, Rekryteringsföretag (ANONYMA)
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Human Resource Management - Personnel Management and Organisational Development, 180 credits
2013-06-14, Kalmar, 09:44 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-06-19 Created: 2013-06-14 Last updated: 2013-06-19Bibliographically approved

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