Finding a job

Finding a job

When do they start their job searches?

About a fifth of MSc students (18 per cent) have already started looking for a job at least 6 months before they complete their studies, and 3 months away from graduation, 58 per cent are actively searching for a job.

How long does it take to find a job?

RSM graduates are effective job-hunters; 59 per cent found a job before graduation. On average it takes them 2.5 months to find a job. Dutch students (2.2 months) found a job slightly faster than students from other EEA countries (2.7 months) and non-EEA countries (2.7 months).

From one master programme, MSc Master in Management, all graduates that had found a job by the time the survey was conducted told us it took them less than 3 months. On average, 78 per cent of our master graduates find a job within three months; the variation between programmes is between 100 per cent and 67 per cent.

Finding a job

Among the graduates, 65 per cent state that it was very or relatively easy to find a job. Dutch graduates are most satisfied with their job search; 78 per cent compared to 56 per cent of EEA graduates and 34 per cent of non-EEA respondents. However, for all 3 groups of students there has been an increase compared to last year of how easy it is to find a job. Graduates reported that using their networks was the most effective way of finding a job (58 per cent), followed by using social networking sites such as LinkedIn (54 per cent), and using a vacancy website (41 per cent).

The services of the RSM Career Centre (coloured blue in the graph) were rated as valuable by 27 per cent of respondents. This is higher than other activities offered on campus such as RSM lecturers (26 per cent); recruitment weeks (24 per cent); company presentations (21 per cent) and activities organised by STAR (17 per cent).