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Getting Better

(April 29, 2005) - It's a good year to graduate from college, significantly better than the past couple. The lovely folks at Experience, who provide career networks and targeted college recruiting, detail the news in their latest survey of the Class of '05. With 6,500 students in the base, it is interesting to note that they are less concerned with salary than in previous years, and are looking for more professional development over salary and location.

Here are some of the results:

  • 25% of graduating students received full-time job offers; a significant improvement over the Class of 2004, where only 18% had secured full employment at this time last year.
  • Of those who had received offers, 55% received 2 or more job offers and over 30% received signing bonuses and/or relocation packages, signaling a more competitive recruiting environment.
  • For the second year in a row, the top fields of interest for graduates who secured full-time employment are as follows:
    • Financial services (29%)
    • Accounting (23%)
    • Engineering (15%)
    • Computer software/hardware/services (14%)
  • These fields also offered the most perks in their offers, including matching 401K, signing bonuses, transportation plans, relocation packages and stock purchase plans.
  • 50% of the Class of 2005 believe their job prospects are better than the class before them.
  • 67% believe it will take them only 3 months or less to find a job, up 11% from last year.
Students Are Less Concerned With Salary and Job Location.
  • This year's graduates ranked their three most important criteria in evaluating job offers as:
    • Fit with Your Skills
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Company Reputation and Ethics
  • In contrast, the Class of 2004 valued Salary, Career Advancement Opportunities and Location above all else.
  • The majority of students (65%) expect to make less than $45k in their first job.
  • The percentage of graduates expecting to make $46K or more in their first job dropped to 26%, as opposed to 30% of last year's graduates, reflecting more realistic expectations.

John Sumser

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