Finding job greatest challenge facing graduates in Saudi Arabia

Over a third of fresh graduates living in KSA (37%) do not feel that they would have fared better in the job market if they had chosen a different major or different school. (Photo Courtesy: Golden Hour Blog)

When pursuing their first job, 78% of fresh graduates living in Saudi Arabia used or plan to use leading online job sites, 2015 “Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa” survey conducted by, the Middle East’s leading career site, and market research agency YouGov, revealed.

The majority of respondents state that finding a job is the biggest challenge of their generation, in line with this, 81% are leaning towards entrepreneurship as a potential future career option.

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The study has also revealed that 54% of KSA respondents obtained their most recent qualification in KSA, followed by Egypt, at 10%. The two most common fields of study pursued by respondents were engineering (29%) and information technology/computer science (19%). Most graduates living in KSA (65%) were satisfied with the quality of higher education they received; in fact, 39% consider the preparation it gave them for the workplace to be ‘very good’ or ‘good’. Qualification of teachers (76%), curriculum (70%), teaching methods applied (61%), quality of infrastructure (56%), technology usage (60%), and value for money paid (62%), are also rated positively by KSA respondents.
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Source News: Alarabiya