In the best outlook since 2007, 65 percent of employers are planning on hiring recent grads, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. That number is up from 57 percent last year, a sure indicator that the Class of 2015 has great career prospects.
That’s not to say they won’t face challenges, though, in entering the career market—and hiring these recent grads means utilizing their fresh education and building upon their blank slate of experience. Top in-demand majors that employers are looking to hire include:
- Business and Technical Majors – 38 percent
- Computer and Information Sciences – 27 percent
- Engineering – 18 percent
- Math and Statistics – 14 percent
- Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences – 14 percent
What does this mean for you?
Interacting with students at college job fairs on campus, or using social media to recruit online is a smart way to get in touch with this digital-native generation. And once you’ve found a pool of newly accredited talent, there are certain occupations that employers are most interested in hiring for. Information technology (30 percent) and customer service jobs (28 percent) top the list of position types hiring managers are primarily looking to fill. Opportunities also abound in finance/accounting (22 percent), sales (21 percent) and business development (19 percent).
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