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Posted December 08, 2014 by

What Professions Are Popular Among Grads in 2014?

After enjoying and earning a college or university degree, many students now have to think of the future. Where can I search for a job that I want? What is there to expect after graduation? What are the most popular careers for 2014? These are but just some of the questions that almost all students have to face. With the labor market getting more and more competitive, it can be really challenging to find where you can fit in and to find a job that you really want. (more…)

Posted April 17, 2014 by

Average Starting Salary for College Grads is $45,327

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It isn’t uncommon for many of our employer clients to grossly underestimate the going rate for recent graduates. Almost every employer wants to pay their employees fairly but few have the time or resources to accurately determine just what is fair.

Example? Last week an employer posted a job to our site for people who graduated within the past three years and who are interested in an entry-level sales position. That was fine except the compensation they were willing to pay was $30,000 per year. That’s $15,327 less than the average starting salary for a 2013 college graduate¬†of $45,327. As you may have guessed, the response to their posting was less than overwhelming. We tried to explain the problem to the employer but the reaction was typical: a recent grad should be grateful for any employment opportunity and so the pay rate shouldn’t matter. Well, it does matter. (more…)