Lower status jobs are safe first step on career ladder

08:51, October 08, 2010      

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Commentators are saying the harsh employment situation is being exaggerated and that there are many suitable first jobs out there for university graduates, which are being ignored because of students' bias toward higher status positions. Here is a list of eight attainable first time jobs.

Company receptionist

Company receptionists deal with daily administrative work. Female students majoring in administration management and human resources are most suited.

Computer operator

Requirements are simply familiarity with the office software, a responsible approach and a hardworking nature.

Firm intern

Interns can improve their all-round abilities through working in their chosen field. Graduates in law and finance often choose this option.

Personal assistant

Diligence is required to be a manager's personal assistant. Students who majored in languages or administration management are most suited.

Hotel receptionist

Hotel receptionists are in demand as the hotel industry is flourishing in China. Responsible for a wide range of duties including welcoming guests, booking rooms and offering assistance. Hotel management and language majors are ideal employees.

Sales work

Sales work sharpens communication ability and appeals to students seeking to challenge their limits. A fighting spirit is best suited.

Customer service

The increase in demand for outsourcing services has created more vacancies in this field. An ability to work independently and solve problems is important. It's suitable for graduates in computing and languages.

Source: Global Times


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