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Choice of Employment Career by Russian Students in Modern Labor Market Conditions


  • Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation


Background/Objectives: The relevance of this study is due to the problems with a mismatch of educational institutions and the needs of the labor market with the processes of deformation and de-professionalization of labor force, increasing number of university graduates and unmet labor market needs for skilled workers. Methods: The main research method has been a questionnaire, allowing holistically exploring opinions and judgments of modern Russian students about their career expectations and intentions. Based on the results of empirical research conducted on the basis of the Far Eastern Federal University, the basic motives of students’ choice of specific areas of training have been considered, expectations and intentions with respect to their future professional activity, self-fulfillment and career building have been analyzed, created under the influence of modern attitudes to education as a social institution, understanding of culture consumption of educational services and the imbalance of supply and demand in the labor market. Findings: Main attention is paid to the situation in today’s society, namely when the educational services market does not meet the requirements of society, economy; it is detached from the labor market, preventing the formation of the optimal variant of the employment structure in modern society. In this regard, the aim of this study is to examine the career expectations and intentions of students at FEFU. The authors colligate the further prospects of the development of cooperation of the labor market and educational services with the fact that employers and other university services consumers will be actively involved in the development of requirements for the future graduates’ training, which will result in improving the quality of educational services provided to graduates, corresponding to the relevant requirements of the market and region and the balance of demand and supply of labor. Applications/Improvements: The article materials are of practical significance for specialists working in the field of education, as well as expand the opportunities to increase the efficiency of interaction between potential employers and students.


Effectiveness of Education, Labor Market, Market of Educational Services, Professional Self-Determination, Professional Values, Youth.

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