International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Role of Soft Skills in Preventing Educated Unemployment: A Phenomenological Approach of University Graduatesin Jakarta
Widiyono, SE, MM

This study aims to find out how universities equip students with soft skills to be graduates who are ready to enter into the society and how the student's perspective on soft skills.The interviewswere taken place in 5 universities in Jakarta. This study uses qualitative method with phenomenological approach. Primary data were obtained from direct data sources by interviewing informants consist of students, lecturers, educational practitioners as well asthe government institution at the policy level. Secondary data obtained from the results of previous review or research review. The results of this study indicate that up to the present time the soft skills in universities in Jakarta have not been implemented well so that there are still a lot ofuniversity graduates get difficulties in entering into the working world or starting a new business. This implies on the increase in number of educated unemployment.

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