Students are now more career-focused

A recent study has found that students graduating from university this year are the most career-focused of their generation.

After interviewing over 18,000 individuals from 30 institutions, the UK Graduate Careers Survey 2015 concluded that 26% – the highest level for 14 years – were expecting to start a full-time job soon after completing their course.

In addition to this, one in six are confident that they’ll be earning more than £100,000 per year by the time they turn 30, while a quarter plan to go on to further study.

It also appears that the current crop of students are far more proactive than their predecessors, with 48% of them already having an idea of their career options by the end of the first year. In comparison, just 30% had considered this when the same survey was carried out in 2010.

Commenting on the findings, Martin Birchall, managing director of the company that carried out the study, said: “Although the class of 2015 face the highest-ever graduation debts, an unprecedented number have already secured a graduate job offer before leaving university, and the proportion who are uncertain about their future is at its lowest level for 17 years.”

As a London-based personal and executive coach, I am extremely happy to hear of young people being optimistic about their future prospects. Leaving college or graduating from university is often a scary time for people, but this proves that setting realistic goals and actively going about attaining them helps you to achieve your full potential.

If you happen to be struggling either with self-belief or motivation, however, then my personal coaching can be of benefit to both your personal life and career.

To find out more information about how this works or what I can help with, please feel free to get in touch. I provide personal coaching, confidence coaching and executive coaching in London. 

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