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The changing nature of graduate careers

Jim Stewart (Department of Human Resource Management, Nottingham Business School, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK)
Vanessa Knowles (Department of Human Resource Management, Nottingham Business School, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 December 1999

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Abstract

The first of a series of three articles examining the role of higher education in preparing graduates for “self‐managing” their careers, with particular reference to small to medium‐sized enterprises (SMEs) as potential employers. Examines key trends in the graduate labour market, including the increasing numbers entering higher education (HE) and the possible consequences for graduate careers. Explores actual and potential responses by HE institutions and related implications for the curriculum of undergraduate programmes. Provides a brief review of career theory. This leads to presentation of a conceptual model to inform the notion of “self‐managed careers”, and examines associated knowledge and skills required for application of the model in practice. Prepares the ground for reporting the results of empirical research in the second article in the series.

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Stewart, J. and Knowles, V. (1999), "The changing nature of graduate careers", Career Development International, Vol. 4 No. 7, pp. 370-383. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620439910295754

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