Determinants of Job Search Success of German Agricultural Sciences Graduates

Birgit Schulze‐Ehlers


This paper shows how job search success, measured as search duration and entry salary, is affected directly or
indirectly by personal and process as well as structural characteristics. A specific focus is on the relevance of
practical experience which is claimed to be a key feature of employability. While self‐assessed practical and
namely international experience is positively related to salary, but not to search duration, the number and
duration of internships does not affect job search success. Results are relevant for higher education institutions
to develop their curricula, for students to prepare for job search, and for employers to understand the genesis
of employability and their potential means to impact it.

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