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College grads to send resumes 4 months earlier

Domestic job market is poised to boom along with the economic recovery. -The China Post/ANN

Mon, Mar 15, 2010
The China Post/Asia News Network

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Over 90 percent of soon-to-graduate university students would advance sending resumes and job applications by at least four months this year, given the fact that domestic job market is poised to boom along with the economic recovery, according to findings of a survey conducted by the 1111 Job Bank.

The survey showed that 72 percent of fresh job seekers would visit job fairs held at campuses, as numerous job openings are offered at such fairs and they can also learn the latest job market trends. Of such job-seekers, 90 percent would like to hand in resumes on the spot, with each to submit an average of eight resumes at the fairs.

It was also found that the job-seeking confidence index shown by soon-to-graduate university students averaged at a low of 41 points, indicating they can hardly expect to find jobs immediately after graduation.

The poll indicated that fresh graduates are expected to wait for an average of 2.26 months before finding jobs this year, sharply shortened from as long as six months seen in 2009.

In addition, the starting monthly pay expected by new job-seekers average is NT$25,919 (S$1,137) this year, down NT$1,115 from a year earlier.

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