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Posted November 12, 2013 by

The Hottest Jobs for New Graduates

Group of happy students in graduation gowns with diplomas

Group of happy students in graduation gowns with diplomas. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Let’s face it, the past several years have not been the most reassuring times for new graduates heading into the job market. Ever since the 2008 recession, new grads have had a harder time landing their ideal jobs. Many have even settled for lower paying jobs outside their career field.

In hopes of helping both current students and new graduates focus on emerging career fields, the University of California San Diego has created a list of 2013 “hot careers” for students to consider. Here is what they came up with, starting with the hottest. (more…)

Posted March 27, 2013 by

1.8 Million 2013 Four-Year College Grads Entering Improving Job Market

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

With college seniors around the nation returning to their respective campuses following spring break recess, many will undoubtedly turn their attention to their impending graduation and the search for their first post-collegiate job.  A new analysis of the entry-level job market estimates that while the job market continues to strengthen for college graduates, the environment remains highly competitive, which may force some to pursue unexpected career paths.

In its annual college graduate job-market outlook, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. says this year’s crop of 1.8 million bachelor’s degree recipients will be able to take advantage of the 36 consecutive months of private-sector employment growth that has occurred since the jobs recovery began in earnest in March 2010.

“Job creation has been slow, but it has been steady.  Over the past 14 months, private payrolls have grown by an average of 190,000 new workers per month.  There are a growing number of opportunities for job seekers, but the search definitely requires an aggressive approach.  This is especially true for new graduates, who are likely to have less real-world experience to point to in job interviews,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2013 by

11 of the Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

Heather Dugan

Heather Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer

Everyone wants a little job security. But in these turbulent times filled with massive changes, how can any of us know if our careers are on solid ground?

Luckily, the Bureau of Labor Statistics crunched some numbers and came out with employment projections to the year 2020. So which jobs are the safest bets? The aging population of Baby Boomers put more than a few health care careers on this list, but check out other popular options amongst the fastest growing occupations of the future. (more…)

Posted April 18, 2012 by

13 Best Jobs for College Graduates

As college graduates prepare to enter the real world, they are hoping for a better job market to search for potential opportunities.  Hopefully, graduates will find positions in their respective fields.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some areas are expected to flourish, leading to more jobs in this decade.  If you are a graduate who plans to work in one of the following fields, then your chances of getting a job look pretty good. (more…)