Job Prospects Brighten for College Graduates
Organizations are more inclined to hire college graduates this year than in the recent past – but the grads have to be careful not to blow the opportunity. Like the rest of the workforce, college graduates have struggled to land jobs that match their interests and educational background. Now CareerBuilder says employers are ready to hire, and nearly half are willing to pay salaries of $40,000 or more. Among the skills and specialties most needed: IT, customer service, sales, finance, accounting and marketing. "Employers are more optimistic overall, and as a result, are looking to bring in entry-level workers to build their workforce for the future," said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. "Companies are adding jobs in a variety of areas and need fresh, educated talent to fill those roles.” That said, managers shouldn’t look past red flags presented during the job interview and application process, such as demonstrating a sense of entitlement or a lack of any understanding of what the company does.