New statistics released by Allaboutcareers.com, a leading careers exploration website, reveal that 44% of undergraduates are unable to define the industry that they would like to work in once they graduate.
Over 37,000 undergraduates and 1500 school and college students were asked about their career aspirations and 52% of school students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I have no idea what I want to do with my career”.
The Co-Founder of Allaboutcareers.com, Jack Denton expressed that, “These are worrying statistics that emphasise the need for high quality, free and easy to access careers information for young people”. As a result of questionnaire feedback from undergraduate students, which relayed the need for “detailed information” with “simplicity” and “an easy layout”, the website has relaunched.
The new site aims to be modern and bright and features three separate streams aimed to help students in their search for a career: “explore”, “search” and “understand”. “Explore” allows the user to complete a career test and explore job sectors. The “search” stream enables a job search feature and the “understand” tab gives more detailed information and careers advice.
Feedback provided by a focus group on the new website has been on the whole positive. One student commented that it allowed him “to have a singular hub where I can explore multiple career options and find and apply to relevant job opportunities”.
The relaunched site can be found at www.allaboutcareers.com and the new UEA careers portal can also be accessed at www.mycareercentral.uea.ac.uk