Coronavirus has made finding employment hard over the past year, especially for new graduates. So with recent studies showing which skills will help you most in getting a job, does location have an effect too?
Where are the highest graduate employment rates?
Malta has the highest graduate employment rate across Europe! With a whopping 93.4% of recent graduates employed, it seems Malta’s workforce is strong – the pandemic’s effects on these numbers will be interesting to see.
In second place is Germany with graduate employment at 92.7%. The stats are a testament to Germany’s impressive education system and decade-long employment boom.
Clinching third and fourth are the Netherlands at 91.9% and Iceland with an equally impressive 91.5%.
Making the top 12 countries with the highest graduate employment rates include:
Flipping the results, the European country with the worst employment rates for graduates is North Macedonia – a shockingly low 57.2%.
Following North Macedonia is Turkey with 57.8%. Social unrest and political repercussions may be to blame for low numbers here.
Also battling economic issues, Italy and Greece follow with 58.7% and 59.4%, respectively.
Other European countries with low graduate employment rates include:
To help recent graduates improve their job prospects, Darren Best from Savoy Stewart has provided his top tips on CV writing:
Source: Savoy Stewart