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Good News…The Hiring of College Grads is on the Rise

October 16th, 2015

Millions of college students headed back to school for the Fall and Winter terms, with one thing on their minds – getting a good job after graduation. No one wants to spend years earning a degree and then facing the bleak future of working as a coffee barista earning minimum wage and still living at home with the parents.

While the economy surely has had its ups and downs over the last few years, the good news is that there are more jobs than ever, and the hiring of college grads is on the rise. A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce revealed that some 2.8 million or 97 percent of “good jobs” went to college grads since 2010. These good jobs are those that pay at least $53K annually and include benefits. Interestingly enough, the same study mentioned that low paying jobs only make up 1.8 percent of the jobs created since the recessionary period.

Where are the best paying jobs for college grads?

The above study mentioned that the top industries for finding work include health care and STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lead the way, with management roles making up a large portion of better paying full time jobs. There are numerous opportunities for college graduates to work in health care related occupations, such as research and development of new medical treatments and equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Jobs in the financial and accounting sector are also strong, adding new opportunities for college graduates.

How to land the best jobs in Atlanta.

There are a number of ways that college grads can improve their ability to land a great paying job following graduation, including:

  • Getting registered with the staffing agencies in your target market and region
  • Taking temporary assignments that can lead to full time opportunities
  • Creating an outstanding cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work
  • Staying active in a job search or volunteering until you find a job to build your skills

For help with finding a good job after you graduate, be sure to connect with Staffing Resources in Atlanta, Georgia for part time and full time jobs with good starting salaries, benefits, and career building perks. Have additional questions? Contact our team of skilled recruiters today!

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