What ICT Skills Do Graduate Recruiters Seek out the Most?
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 6 at 16:00 Moscow time so you do not miss to join an online open talk titled, ‘What ICT skills of graduates do employers need?’ by Dr. Jake Murdoch, Institute for Research in the Sociology and Economics of Education, University of Bourgogne, France.
Conference ID: 837 9580 1362
Access code: 418310
Live stream on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/3vLjiNsxgxw
Recent decades have seen the data-centric economy stride wide amid a startling leap in computing and communications technology.
In a world that has only kept pushing the digital throttle, the academic and policy discourse has increasingly emphasized topics surrounding the ‘skills-for-the-digital-age’ agenda, whether and wither students’ digital savvy at hooding is up to par with the modern-day workplace, and what ICT skills employers see as the most desirable in newly graduated hires.
About the session
To what extent will ICT skills acquired at university be recognized by employers in the short run? At the seminar, we will compare career opportunities of women and men in four European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway) based on the skills they acquired at university.
The study conducted by Dr. Jake Murdoch (France) relies on the discussion of education and employment opportunities of young people in the information society from the perspective of gender disparities.
The research shows that—compared to their male peers—women graduates are more likely to fail to utilize the skills they have acquired at university to the fullest extent in their job, and they are also more inclined to report their education to be somewhat underrecognized or undervalued (which, among other things, is reflected in lower monetary returns on education).
The research is based on three panels that have been underway in Europe since 2000: Cheers (Careers After Higher Education: A European Research Survey), Reflex (Research into Employment and Professional Flexibility), and Eurograduate Pilot Study. Each of the frameworks compares ICT skills of graduates with what employers report they look for the most in career starters. The studies also share insights into general job satisfaction of graduates.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jake Murdoch is an Associate Professor of Education at the Institute for Research in the Sociology and Economics of Education, University of Bourgogne, France.
Dr. Murdoch’s research has focused mostly on the comparison of educational systems, sociology of higher education, and student pathways.