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What employers prefer in graduates’ attributes and skills
Rolf Van der Velden, Martin Humburg

Last modified: 2013-06-16

Abstract


We carried out a study for the European Commission that aims to provide insight in what employers’ needs are and how they evaluate the HE graduates’ employability. In this paper we will present the results of a conjoint study among some 900 employers in Europe complemented by in-depth interviews concerning the importance of certain attributes and skills and how these signal graduate’s employability. We will present the main conclusions and give some policy implications.

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