Web advises students on careers

02-11-2007

Web advises students on careers
The internet is the first stop for students looking for career advice, according to a new poll.

Conducted by YouthNet - the online charity - the study revealed 41 per cent of people aged 16 to 25 years old feel there is not enough careers help available.

Thus 81 per cent of respondents will turn to online sources for careers guidance, followed by their parents (62 per cent) and advice from a school or university (54 per cent).

Fiona Dawe, the chief executive of YouthNet, noted the magnitude of getting good careers guidance.

"This research highlights the importance of providing careers advice to young people which is credible and accessible," she said.

Furthermore the research revealed that 78 per cent of students have been steered away from a chosen career path in the past.

These figures follow data from Just IT Recruitment that only four per cent of undergraduates will turn to a university careers service for help.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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