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Most fresh graduates accept starting salary of NT$25,000: survey

Most fresh graduates accept starting salary of NT$25,000: survey

Most students graduating from universities this year will accept NT$25,000 or less as a minimum monthly starting salary, indicating that fresh graduates generally do not expect much from their first jobs, according to the results of a survey released Friday.
The results show that 47.26 percent of fresh graduates think a minimum amount ranging between NT$20,001 and NT$25,000 is acceptable for starting salary, 24.7 percent think an amount between NT$25,001 and NT$30,000 is acceptable, and 15.73 percent think NT$20,000 or below is acceptable.
The survey was conducted March 3-July 4 among 1,348 graduates by www.ejob.gov.tw -- an employment-brokering Web site operated by the Council of Labor Affairs.
Besides questions concerning their chances of success, questions related to salaries were mentioned by the largest number of respondents as what they would most like to raise during a job interview but lack the courage to do so.
The survey found that 75.15 percent of the respondents plan to begin their job search immediately after graduation, while 10.39 percent plan to obtain professional licensing or take professional skills courses and 4.01 percent plan to take a civil service examination.
The qualifications that the respondents believe would be helpful to their chances of finding employment include holding more than one professional license, good manners, the possession of professional skills, good communication skills and ability to express themselves, and foreign language skills.
The respondents also said it would help impress potential employers during job interviews if they show self-confidence, act sincerely and modestly, express themselves well, prove their abilities with licenses or work experience, and be able to outline their career plans clearly.


Updated : 2021-06-20 08:21 GMT+08:00