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April 24th, 2014 by jconole

by Jen Conole, Career Advisor

The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently published a document titled, The Job Outlook for the Class of 2014. It is full of promising statistics and information. A few key pieces of information:

1. Hiring of New Grads is Expected to Rise. The job market has improved for new grads, and hiring is expected to increase by 7.8%

2. Certain Majors are In Demand. Employers are especially interested in bachelor’s degree grads in the business, engineering, computer/information science, sciences, and communications disciplines.

3. Starting Salaries are Sweeter. Benefits, too - and this is an important element to your total employment package. Benefits can mean big money in perks and savings. Research the labor market for your field of interest so that you know what to expect. Visit your Career Advisor for help if you need it.

4. Employers Want YOUR Skills. You have developed some surprising professional abilities in your college career, and employers like this. Your talents in leadership, communication, teamwork and technology are valuable, and employers are looking for them!

5. Career Center Services Are Vital. Whether you are searching for an internship, a summer job, or a full-time career, the Career Center can guide you through career research, résumé and cover letter development, social media positioning, interview preparation, and more. Start early and use the great resources available to you. 

For the full NACE document, click here. If you're on the lookout for a summer job or internship, or a full-time position, come visit the Career Center