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Posted September 11, 2014 by

College Grads in Class of 2014 See Starting Salaries Increase 7.5%

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Four happy college graduates standing in a row. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

There is some great news for college graduates in the class of 2014.  Their starting salaries have increased by 7.5% according to a recent report.  Learn more in the following post.

The overall average starting salary for Class of 2014 college graduates stands at $48,707, up 7.5% from the average of $45,327 posted by the Class of 2013 at this time last year, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted July 29, 2014 by

Tips to negotiate your first job offer without fear and anxiety

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Job interview with candidate for office employment or negotiation for hiring. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Negotiating is tough at the best of times, but when it’s your first job offer it’s even harder. It’s tempting not to negotiate at all, but this won’t get you anywhere! After all, it’s better to ask and get turned down than to not even try at all. One of the hardest things to conquer is the feelings of fear and anxiety you’ll inevitably face. Here are our tips on how to avoid them becoming an issue. (more…)

Posted July 09, 2014 by

The Best Paying Wall Street Jobs & How to Make It There

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Saurabh Tyagi

As a college graduate there are good chances that you must have dreamt of flying in private jets, cruising around the world in your own private yachts and dining out at some of the best restaurants like Noma. But all the good things in life come for a price, and to pay that price you have to have a well paying job (unless you have inherited a goldmine from your father). Wall Street has helped create many rags to riches stories. Here are some Wall Street jobs which can help you translate your dreams into reality with general career advice to make it there. (more…)

Posted May 28, 2014 by

Class of 2014: Top-Paid Liberal Arts Majors

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Concept of learning English. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Some liberal arts graduates in the class of 2014 have the chance to earn good starting salaries once they land jobs.  Find out the top paid majors in this field in the following post.

Majors in languages and literature were the top-paid among class of 2014 liberal arts graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to results of a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). (more…)

Posted May 07, 2014 by

Graduate Employment: Moving Abroad after College

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Young traveler outside of an airport. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

How often do you think about what you want to do after college?

Dream of being a stuntman? Professional crocodile wrestler? Politician? Whatever floats your boat, with college over, it’s time to face the big bad world head on.

With graduation a hazy memory, parties disbanded and hangover in full swing, it’s time to sort out your resume, apply for jobs and ensure your parents don’t think you’re a complete disappointment. (more…)

Posted April 16, 2014 by

Boom! 64% of Employers Plan to Hire Recent College Grads

Employers Planning to Hire GradsConditions are expected to improve for college graduates entering the job market this spring, as the economic recovery continues to gain momentum.  In fact, nearly two out of three employers surveyed by a leading employment consulting firm plan to hire from among this year’s crop of 1.8 million grads.

In the survey conducted among 100 human resources professionals in early April by global outplacement and coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., 64 percent of respondents said their companies plan to recruit from the pool of graduates entering the job market this spring.  Twelve percent of respondents said that while they have recruited college graduates in the past, there are no plans to do so this year.  About 10 percent said they never recruit college graduates, preferring candidates with “a few years” of work experience.

“This is the first year we have conducted this survey. So, while we do not have comparable data from previous years, the fact that a majority of respondents reported plans to hire college graduates is certainly a positive sign for this year’s pool of entry-level job seekers. This, combined with continued improvements in the overall economy, contributed to an optimistic outlook for this year’s graduates,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. (more…)

Posted November 21, 2013 by

U.S. Average Starting Salaries Projected to Increase an Average of 3.7% in 2014

Robert Half logoRecent college graduates searching for entry level jobs should be excited about the possibility of increasing starting salaries in 2014.

The just-released 2014 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.7 percent next year. Technology positions are expected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated 5.6 percent increase in the average salary for newly hired workers. Accounting and finance professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.4 percent, according to the research. (more…)

Posted September 24, 2013 by

Technical Degrees Lead List of Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2013 Grads

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Petrochemical workers at a refinery plant. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you have graduated from college in 2013 with a technical degree, you may be earning one of the top salaries in the job market.

Technical majors, especially those in engineering, head the list of top-paid majors for the Class of 2013, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE’s September 2013 Salary Survey found that seven engineering majors are among the 10 highest-paid at the bachelor’s-degree level. (more…)

Posted August 28, 2013 by

7 Entry Level Jobs that Pay Well

Recent college graduates, have you found a job yet?  If not, the following post includes seven entry level jobs that might interest you, and pay well.

You better check out the high paying entry level jobs listed below before you start flipping hamburgers. They have promising starting salaries and they also lead to good opportunities for advancement.

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Posted August 05, 2013 by

Grads, Seeking Entry Level Jobs? Best Cities to Find Them

If you’re among the many recent college graduates searching for entry level jobs, the following post has the best cities to help you find them.

Austin tops our list as the best place to move for entry-level jobs, where Pearson Education, Electronic Arts, and Yahoo! have promising career starts. Not surprisingly, Silicon Valley outside of San Jose on the West Coast is the…

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