Making career decisions in a changing graduate labour market: A Hospitality perspective

Stefanos Nachmias, Andreas Walmsley

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Abstract

The study seeks to understand how prospective hospitality graduates tackle the career decision-making task. In-depth interviews were conducted with 28 undergraduate hospitality students in the UK. The findings highlight the challenging nature of career decisions within the context of a changing graduate labour market. The adoption of a qualitative method, coupled with career decision-making theory has resulted in a study that gives a voice to the key participants in the education-to-work transition, the students themselves. These insights will enable higher education, policy makers and employers to assist students in their quest for employment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
Volume17
Early online date19 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hospitality careers
  • Hospitality students
  • Career decision-making
  • UK

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