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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 12. 5 August 1970

Life Values and Job Choice

Life Values and Job Choice

A study at University of Queensland in 1968 on students' attitudes towards education and employment revealed that students rated marriage and family relationships as being of the foremost importance in later life. The prospect of marriage either in the immediate or long term future is often a strong influencing factor in job choice. Because of the need to support a non-working, wife and provide adequate housing you may feel that an immediate requirement is for a high salary. Your marriage may influence your thinking concerning the locality of your first job or how much time you would be prepared to be away from home.

Women graduates should note the increasing trend for married women in their late thirties to go out to work again after their children have reached school age. Thus a woman needs to think of her career being in two parts. Married women often work for three to five years before having their first child. The experience gained in this time may have a decisive effect on the job opportunities available when you want to go back to work again.