Employers Plan to Hire 8.3% More College Grads Than Last Year

Posted November 14, 2014 by

NACE logoA number of our employer clients have told me that they’re finding it harder to recruit well qualified recent graduates and students from one-, two-, and four-year colleges and universities as well as graduate schools. I recently saw a study that explains why.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2015 report indicated that employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014. There was also substantial growth reported for non-USA positions, although not quite as substantial: non-USA hiring of recent grads and students was expected to increase by 3.2 percent. The overall reported increase was 7.5 percent.

Which majors were reported to be the most sought after? Business, finance, accounting, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Are you seeing the same?

Many of my clients use niche job boards like College Recruiter to supplement their on-campus efforts. In some cases that means that we help those clients reach a larger or more diverse group of candidates at the schools targeted by those employers. In other cases that means that we help those clients reach candidates at schools that the employer wishes they could visit but can’t due to limited resources. And some of my clients don’t recruit on-campus at all but instead use our targeted mobile banner ads, targeted display ads, targeted email campaigns, virtual career events, and “all you can eat” job posting packages to drive well qualified candidates to the employer’s web site to apply.

I hope that your hiring needs are well under control but definitely let me know if you’re thinking that you may need some help. I’ll work with you to put together a proposal that will make sense for your needs and budget. Would me putting a proposal together make sense to you?

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