The alumni of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) are once again topping the chart of the most recruited members of the workforce, according to the recent information analyzed by the online job portal JobStreet by SEEK.

Comprising 23.9 percent of the overall hires in the given data, students that hailed from the PUP led the ranking, reflecting the hirers’ perception of the graduates in terms of their ability to become an effective part of a team.

Following PUP are the University of the Philippines (UP) and De La Salle University (DLSU) at 9.17 percent and 6.88 percent respectively, indicating the universities’ reputations in addition to their alignment with specific industries.

The analysis was derived from a survey participated by more than 700 companies of different sizes from across 42 industries, based on JobStreet’s employer base. Here’s the rest of the schools included in the top 10.

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Top 10 universities and colleges in the Philippines for employers

  1. Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) — 23.9%
  2. University of the Philippines (UP) — 9.17%
  3. De La Salle University (DLSU) — 6.88%
  4. University of Santo Tomas (UST) — 5.28%
  5. Mapua Institute of Technology — 3.44%
  6. Batangas State University — 3.21%
  7. University of Mindanao — 2.29%
  8. University of Cebu — 2.06%
  9. Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) — 2.06%
  10. STI College — 2.06%

Drawing from the same result, it suggests that PUP graduates are most sought after in the fields of Call Center/Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology, Human Resources, Manufacturing, and Wholesale Trading.

Likewise, UP grads are also in the same demand as PUP grads, albeit to a smaller extent, in the aforementioned sectors of the business industry.

Meanwhile, DLSU grads are largely recruited in the fields of Healthcare, Real Estate/Property, and IT.

While second only to PUPians, students who called Batangas State University as their alma mater find great demand in manufacturing.

Graduates of UST are mostly hired in Business Consulting, Call Center/BPO, and Healthcare.

Mapuans, on the other hand, are a great fit in the IT, Telco, and Construction industries.

Apart from the reputation and alignment to particular industries of the institutions themselves, it appears that recruiters were also looking for recruits based on the factor of hard work.

Other notable factors that influence hiring success include self-esteem, alumni status, and location.

JobStreet by SEEK Country Manager Philip Gioca hopes that the insight born from the endeavor would establish better ties between employers and employees.

Gioca also expresses the importance of candidates recognizing and honing their “unique qualities and strengths,” claiming that those are primary elements towards a candidate’s “hireability and career growth.”

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