Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/19773
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Job search
Foreign graduates
Chaos theory of careers
Unplanned encounters
Complexity of influences
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2018
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Tharuka M. Prematillake, & Lim, I. M. (2018). The role of unplanned encounters and complexity of influences in foreign graduates’ first full-time job search in Singapore. Journal of International Students, 8(1), 66-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1101035
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Singapore is host to an increasing number of foreign tertiary students, who also intend to work there upon graduating to serve a bond and/or for better career prospects. According to Chaos Theory of Careers (CTC), an individual’s career decision making and choices are not systematic, but are subject to change. Using twenty-six interviews with foreign graduates, this paper aimed to understand the role of unplanned events and complexity of influences accounted for in CTC in their first full-time job search in Singapore – an area that has hitherto lacked research attention. Findings indicated their job search decision-making and choices are not methodical, but are subject to change depending on how they perceive and respond to unplanned encounters and influences.
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2162-3104 (print)
2166-3750 (online)
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