Figures&tables, Early career values and individual factors of objective career success: the case of the French business graduates, Career Development International

 

Table 1: Simple statistics for observed quantitative variables.


Overall

n=620

[1995; 1998]

n=160

[1999; 2002]

n=262

[2003; 2006]

n=207

First job annual salary (€)

 

 

Mean

38,490

34,900

39,190

40,390

Standard Deviation

12,385

10,500

12,068

13,556

Min

12,000

12,000

13,000

12,000

Max

110,000

90,000

100,000

110,000

Current job annual salary (€)

 

 

Mean

90,680

129,400

89,090

62,810

Standard Deviation

89,469

119,141

85,051

48,327

Min

24,000

30,000

24,000

24,000

Max

900,000

900,000

700,000

360,000

 


 

Table 2: Simple statistics for observed categorical variables.

 

 

Count

Percentage

 

Gender

 

Men

348

55.33%

 

Women

281

44.67%

 

Graduation Period

 

[1995; 1998]

160

25.44%

 

[1999; 2002]

262

41.65%

 

[2003; 2006]

207

32.91%

 

Staff headcount

 

<249

233

37.04%

 

[250; 999]

107

17.01%

 

[1000; 10,000]

138

21.94%

 

>10,000

151

24.01%

 

Function of first job

 

Specialized consulting 

147

23.37%

 

Communication & Marketing

130

20.67%

 

Auditing

86

13.67%

 

Specialized finance/banking/insurance

74

11.76%

 

Administration/Financial controlling/Accounting 

61

9.70%

 

Other functions

55

8.74%

 

Sales

54

8.59%

 

Human resource management

11

1.75%

 

Purchasing & Logistics

7

1.11%

 

Missing values

4

0.64%

 

Economic sector of first job

 

Financial/banking/insurance

134

21.30%

 

Consulting

121

19.24%

 

Other services

76

12.08%

 

Auditing/public accounting

66

10.49%

 

Other industries

60

9.54%

 

Chemicals/pharmaceuticals/cosmetics

52

8.27%

 

Automotive & transport 

47

7.47%

 

Other sectors

43

6.84%

 

IT

30

4.77%

 

Main career value when choosing the first job

 

Fit between career plan and first job

231

36.72%

 

International experience

105

16.69%

 

This job was a springboard for my career

91

14.47%

 

Company reputation

48

7.63%

 

Career plan proposed by company

40

6.36%

 

No other possibility due to economic context

32

5.09%

 

Salary

23

3.66%

 

Impressions during job interview and HR policy

23

3.66%

 

Other

20

3.18%

 

Company growth perspectives

16

2.54%

 

Early business career accelerators

 

Mentor

212

33.70%

 

Family and relatives

166

26.39%

 

Colleagues

116

18.44%

 

ESSEC alumni

72

11.45%

 

Other

45

7.15%

 

Alumni from other business schools

11

1.75%

 

Coach

7

1.11%

 

Main career value when leaving first job

 

No change yet

151

24.01%

 

Geographical move (including going to/returning from abroad)

95

15.10%

 

Acquire new skills in new job

88

13.99%

 

Increase responsibilities

75

11.92%

 

Career reorientation

69

10.97%

 

Other

48

7.63%

 

Find a job corresponding better to skills

42

6.68%

 

Financial

34

5.41%

 

Strengthen skills

20

3.18%

 

Acquire new skills through training

7

1.11%

 

Number of different positions held

 

 

 

 

1

73

11.61%

 

 

2

197

31.32%

 

 

3

168

26.71%

 

 

4

98

15.58%

 

 

5

55

8.74%

 

 

6 or more

38

6.04%

 

Number of companies worked for

 

 

 

 

1

225

35.77%

 

 

2

234

37.20%

 

 

3

101

16.06%

 

 

4

50

7.95%

 

 

5 or more

19

3.02%

 

Job experience abroad

 

 

 

 

Yes

318

50.56%

 

 

No

311

49.44%

 

Time spent as an expatriate

 

 

 

 

1 year

117

18.60%

 

 

Between 2 and 5 years

146

23.21%

 

 

More than 6 years

55

8.75%

 

 

Not applicable

311

49.44%

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3: Job market counts.

Counts

Percentages

First job markets

 

Alternative market

71

11.45%

Traditional business market

426

68.71%

High-potential market

132

21.29%

Current job markets

 

 

 

Alternative market

146

23.55%

Traditional business market

292

47.10%

High-potential market

191

30.81%

 

 

 

Table 4: First job market membership vs. Current job market membership.

 

Current job markets

 

Alternative market

Traditional business market

High-potential market

1st job markets

 

Alternative market

40

25

6

Traditional business market

97

231

98

High-potential market

9

36

87

 

 

 

Table 5: Main career value when choosing the first job: a comparison of the different job markets.

 

Main career value for choosing 1st job

Overall

n=629

Alternative market

n=71

Traditional business market 

n=426

High-potential business market

n=132

Fit with career plan 

36.72%

38.03%

38.26%

31.06%

International experience

16.69%

32.39%

12.91%

20.45%

Career springboard 

14.47%

4.23%

15.49%

16.67%

Company reputation 

7.63%

0%

8.22%

9.85%

Proposed career plan

6.36%

1.41%

7.51%

5.3%

Economic context 

5.09%

8.45%

5.4%

2.27%

Salary

3.66%

1.41%

2.82%

7.58%

First impressions 

3.66%

2.82%

4.46%

1.52%

Other

3.18%

8.45%

2.82%

1.52%

Company growth perspectives 

2.54%

2.82%

2.11%

3.79%

 

 

 

 

 

Table 6: Main career value when leaving the first job: comparison of different current job markets.

Main career value when leaving 1st job

Overall

n=629

Alternative market

n=146

Traditional business market 

n=292

High-potential business market

n=191

Geographical move

19.9%

23.0%

17.1%

21.4%

 

Acquire new skills in new job

18.4%

19.7%

16.6%

20.0%

 

Increase responsibilities

15.7%

8.2%

17.5%

19.3%

 

Career reorientation

14.4%

20.5%

15.2%

8.3%

 

Other

10.0%

12.3%

11.8%

5.5%

 

Find a job corresponding better to skills

8.8%

8.2%

8.1%

10.3%

 

Financial

7.1%

3.3%

7.1%

10.3%

 

Strengthen skills

4.2%

3.3%

5.2%

3.4%

 

Acquire new skills through training

1.5%

1.6%

1.4%

1.4%

 


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