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Failure to Launch? Graduate Underemployment and the Subjective Career

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This paper reports a longitudinal study of the early career experiences of graduates in non-graduate occupations (GRINGOs). Graduate underemployment has previously been studied in terms of the objective career, typically using cross-sectional survey-based designs, and viewing it as a temporary transition prior to the ‘launch’ of a graduate career. The impact on the subjective career has been inadequately explored, which a number of researchers have identified as a significant gap in our understanding. Our study suggests that how graduates frame their situation of underemployment may have a significant impact on their career expectations and subsequent career development.

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Author(s): Scurry T, Blenkinsopp J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Year of Conference: 2009

Date deposited: 16/02/2010

Publisher: Academy of Management