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Prior work experience and socialization experiences of college graduates

Prior work experience and socialization experiences of college graduates This article was developed from the premise that prior work experience provides students with a competitive advantage in the job market since this experience is looked upon favorably by recruiters of college graduates for entry level positions. The article focuses on the characteristics of prior work experience and their relationship with effective socialization. Hypotheses were tested using survey data from 131 college graduates participating in a Career Development Program. The findings provide insight into the dynamics of prior work experience and effective socialization, however, they raise questions regarding the "benefits" of prior work experience. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Manpower Emerald Publishing

Prior work experience and socialization experiences of college graduates

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/01437720010331035
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Abstract

This article was developed from the premise that prior work experience provides students with a competitive advantage in the job market since this experience is looked upon favorably by recruiters of college graduates for entry level positions. The article focuses on the characteristics of prior work experience and their relationship with effective socialization. Hypotheses were tested using survey data from 131 college graduates participating in a Career Development Program. The findings provide insight into the dynamics of prior work experience and effective socialization, however, they raise questions regarding the "benefits" of prior work experience.

Journal

International Journal of ManpowerEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

Keywords: Interpersonal skills training; Graduates; USA

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