Poll: How Soon After Graduation Did You Get a Job?

MOV_POLL-ICONWhich is more important: education or experience? It’s an age-old question that has been researched and debated for decades, but one that doesn’t necessarily have a clear-cut answer. While the results from Glassdoor’s recent 2014 Employment Confidence Survey suggest that 82% of U.S. college graduates who were employed on a full or part time basis believed that their level of education has been an asset to their careers, 72% believe that specialized training outside of a traditional college degree is more valuable when it comes to the workplace.

Last year, we asked Movin’ On Up readers how their education has affected their career path. While the results of this poll were illuminating in the education vs. experience debate, we want to know how quickly recent graduates are being added to the workforce. To help determine how long a graduate typically spends looking for a job after going through the higher education process, we want to know how soon after graduation you landed a job. Let us know by voting in our poll!

Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.


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  2. Jason Lundin

    I found employment before Graduation. I worked part time at Pizzanos Pizza and Deli. Blaine Minnesota. Bosses name (Tom Roberts).

  3. Nicholas

    There is a difference between finding a job and finding a job in your field. Many graduates find a job that is a temporary job to pay the bills until they find a career. Your survey does not reflect this and may lead to incorrect assumptions.

    1. Movin' On Up


      You bring up a valid point, and we appreciate your input! This survey will focus on jobs after graduation, not necessarily jobs in the field a person studied for. Down the road, we may ask more specifically about that. Thanks for your thoughts!

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