MBA Graduates’ Perception on Job Search Sources: Evidence from Nepal

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Sumi Maharjan
Niranjan Devkota
Udaya Raj Paudel
Udbodh Bhandari
Kabita Adhikari


This paper explores the graduates’ perception on job search from relevant sources. The study adopts descriptive analysis and has applied purposive sampling technique to collect data from 350 students of different MBA colleges inside the Kathmandu valley. Logit model is used for the inferential analysis of the data. The results show that the most popular recruitment sources used by employers are web sites and the internet job site. Among the respondents, 82% have applied jobs at least one time and about 55% of them use online job portal to apply job. 62% of the respondents are satisfied from the modern method due to the time saving and cost saving but same number (63%) are not satisfied by the services that provide by the job portal. The Binary Logistic regression results indicate that applying job is statistically significant with the sex, training, marital status, faced interview, interview method and company response whereas search job is significantly affected by the sex, interview method, faced interview, company response and job searching. Similarly, marital status, interview method, job categories qualification and job searching have significantly affected the saving time of graduates. The study concludes that due to the improper management of job portal and Recruitment Companies many students are facing problems in job searching process. Hence, academia should focus in soft skills required for the employment market along with their academic excellence whereas adoption of new technology by reducing the traditional technology can improve the recruitment process.

Graduates perception, recruitment sources, higher education, job search strategy, internet recruitment, employment services.

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Maharjan, S., Devkota, N., Paudel, U. R., Bhandari, U., & Adhikari, K. (2020). MBA Graduates’ Perception on Job Search Sources: Evidence from Nepal. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, 16(3), 30-40.
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