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STUDENTS SEEK ADVANCEMENT, CHALLENGES, MONEY AND JOB SECURITY, RIGHT ASSOCIATES SURVEY SHOWS

 STUDENTS SEEK ADVANCEMENT, CHALLENGES, MONEY AND JOB SECURITY,
 RIGHT ASSOCIATES SURVEY SHOWS
 PHILADELPHIA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's college students rank opportunity for advancement, challenges, salary and job security as the most important factors influencing job choice, according to a recent Right Associates survey.
 Right Associates surveyed 325 students attending career seminars provided by the firm in major cities across the United States. The survey, conducted annually, investigates career preferences and goals, job search and career expectations, as well as attitudes toward future career advancement.
 For the past three years, advancement and challenges continue to be the top two considerations in choosing a position. Advancement was ranked number one by 26 percent of students surveyed; while 24 percent ranked challenges as their top choice. Along with an increase in salary (25 percent), a career advancement plan (26 percent) and more challenge (19 percent) were also the top reasons for changing employers.
 The results also show an increasing concern for job security. This year, students ranked job security as the third most important factor in choosing a position, whereas in 1990 and 1991, job security was ranked fifth behind career advancement, challenges, salary and use of wide range of skills. Job security shared third place this year with salary; while use of a wide range of skills dropped to fourth place.
 "With today's economic pressures, students are realizing that there is no such thing as a job for life. They are concerned with the short- term stability of their jobs, but in the long-run, 77 percent also expect to change careers during their working life," said Stanley R. Tilton, president and chief executive officer of Right Associates. "Coupled with the uncertainty of the marketplace is the fact that 11 percent of the students surveyed have one parent who has lost a job in the past year, thus contributing to students' concern about job security."
 Right Associates, headquartered in Philadelphia, has more than 85 offices across the United States, Canada and Western Europe. It is the world's leading publicly held organization specializing in career management and human resource consulting. The firm is well known for its career transition consulting services designed to assist employers with termination issues and to help separated employees develop skills and strategies needed to find new employment.
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