BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Over 87 percent of 700 college students and graduates interviewed think a clear career plan helps with job hunting, according to a recent survey conducted by China Youth Daily.
Around 87.18 percent of respondents, who have no clear-cut plans for a career, believe employment can be affected without a good career plan.
Liu Jia, a college student in east China's Jiangxi Province, didn't realize the importance of planning her career in advance until she was going to graduate.
"The gap between me and students with a good career plan started to emerge when graduation day drew near," said Liu. "Equipped with rich experiences in student associations, awards and internships, other students have already received several offers related to their majors, while I was left frustrated with my empty resume."
Most of the respondents with a career plan often work to obtain certificates in their field, find internships to learn about the employment environment, and participate in activities to perfect their CVs, according to the survey.
Around 64.88 percent of those surveyed think career planning can provide college students with an opportunity to avoid unsuitable job positions and adjust their job-hunting goals.