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Posted August 27, 2012 by

Entry-level jobs are no longer entry-level

Climbing the corporate ladderSince 1994 we’ve been helping college students find internships and recent graduates find entry-level jobs and other career opportunities. So we’ve been through some economic up and down times including a few recessions. No recession came close to the one from which we’re still emerging. One of the unfortunate trends during and after each recession has been the significant increase in experienced workers taking jobs which normally would have gone to inexperienced workers. As a result, jobs which may be regarded and perhaps even advertised as entry-level are pursued and often taken by candidates with years of experience.

It isn’t just which has noticed this trend. Job aggregator SimplyHired is also concerned: