“Young, educated, unemployed: Vietnamese graduates struggle to find jobs”

“How can I have experience just after graduating from university? No firm wants to recruit an employee with little experience like me,” Nguyen Thuy Hang, 22, said while looking for accounting jobs on a jobs site. The Hanoi National Economics University graduate has sent out CVs to dozens of local and foreign-owned companies, but only … Continue reading “Young, educated, unemployed: Vietnamese graduates struggle to find jobs”

“Vietnam: Graduate unemployment and ‘over-education’ rising” by Hiep Pham

Reposted from the 13 July 2013 edition of University World News. As a new batch of graduates emerged from Vietnam’s universities in recent weeks, the country was facing twin problems of increasing unemployment among young people and a phenomenon of ‘over-education’ – graduates who fail to find jobs that use their skills. By October last … Continue reading “Vietnam: Graduate unemployment and ‘over-education’ rising” by Hiep Pham