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career research blog

The latest career research insights to grow your career

Filtering by Tag: early career

A successful career needs a successful start

Daniel Spurk

Graduate students should be aware of the fact that underemployment after graduation has relevant consequences for their future career. Temporary employment or being overqualified in the first job after graduation affects future pay negatively. In addition, having a job that does not fit to the study subject has a negative impact on job satisfaction five years later. In summary, it is important to make careful and well-thought first career choices.

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Hope influences motivation and performance

Domingo Valero

Young employees that describe themselves as hopeful are more motivated and perform better at work, according to a study among Swiss apprentices. The study suggests that hope can increase work motivation and motivation in turn to increases supervisor-rated performance. Being hopeful for your future can thus be an important psychological asset in the early career.

Journal of Career Development