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New college graduates don’t have it easy today. Finding a new job is never a trip to Six Flags, but for individuals only beginning their job search – in a still-recovering job market – finding gainful employment can feel like torture.
Simply knowing where to start is half the battle. Thanks to new research from EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, that part of the equation is now a little bit easier: New findings published in CityLab reveal the best new places for college graduates to look for jobs
For its research, EMSI looked at roughly 320 occupations requiring post-secondary education (including bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees, along with specialized training) across the 100 largest metros and ranked them in areas such as concentration of jobs and competition.
A somewhat unlikely group of individuals may actually help your organization to close the skills gap that has been plaguing this nation for as long as we can remember: high school seniors.
Here’s a stat you won’t find on SportsCenter: Jobs in sports-related industries have increased by 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2014, while the overall national job market grew by 5.5 percent, according to a new report from CareerBuilder and EMSI. Sports-related jobs also demand higher-than-average salaries, with average earnings of $78,455 per year, compared to the national average of $57,947.
High school graduates face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of those with a college degree in their hands — 6.1 versus 3.1 — while earning about half as much. But that doesn't mean that those with high school diplomas are chopped liver.
In a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide, nearly 3 in 5 employers say they have caught a lie on a resume. One third of these employers say they have seen more applicants embellishing their resumes since the end of the recession.
Salary transparency can be a polarizing topic. Who's in favor of it, and who isn't? Get the results of a recent survey.
While some employers have been focusing on reskilling employees of late, others – 21 percent, to be exact – have deskilled them. That is, they’ve replaced employees with automation.
This finding comes from new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI), where 31 percent of employers predicted certain jobs within their firms will likely be replaced by technology to some degree in the next decade.
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