College Grads

  • 40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

    40 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

    Each offers an average annual salary of at least $58,000

    A college degree no longer guarantees a high-paying job, but it's also not necessary to go to college to land a high-paying job. Continue Reading

  • 1 In 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Because Of Their Social Media

    1 In 10 Young Job Hunters Rejected Because Of Their Social Media

    You've heard the stories of employees fired for social media posts: rants about work, remarks about supervisors, or photos in compromising situations. But many people don't realize how what's on Facebook, Twitter and other services can keep them from getting hired -- particularly those between the ages of 16 and... Continue Reading

  • 10 Worst-Paying College Majors

    10 Worst-Paying College Majors

    You probably already know that college grads have an easier time finding jobs, and earn more those who only have a high school diploma. But that's not the whole story. Some college majors offer a much worse return on investment, with starting salaries that are no better than high school grads' pay, according to... Continue Reading

  • The Worst Year To Graduate From College

    The Worst Year To Graduate From College

    The last five years have been the worst time to graduate college, but what year was the worst of the worst? Continue Reading

  • 10 Happiest Cities For Entry-Level Workers

    10 Happiest Cities For Entry-Level Workers

    Many recent college grads assume they should launch their careers where their family and friends are. But given the high unemployment rate, which cities offer the best opportunities? Where would young workers be happiest? CareerBliss, an employment site, studied this question by analyzing survey data from more... Continue Reading

  • Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

    Now Even File Clerks Need A College Degree

    The country's current jobs crisis isn't a crisis for everyone. In February, college graduates had an unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent. But the unemployment rate for Americans over 25 with no college was over twice that, and for those without a high school diploma, a staggering 11.2 percent. Many of the jobs... Continue Reading

  • Has The MBA Become A Worthless Degree?

    Has The MBA Become A Worthless Degree?

    By John A. Byrne If you asked Dale Stephens, the 21-year-old author of Hacking Your Education, he would undoubtedly agree. In a highly provocative excerpt from the book recently published by The Wall Street Journal, Stephens forcefully declares that even if you were accepted into Harvard Business School, you... Continue Reading

  • Top 5 Industries For New College Grads

    Top 5 Industries For New College Grads

    By Debra Auerbach A college major gives a student direction and builds a foundation of knowledge for his future career. Yet it doesn't always define what industry he'll work in post-college. For instance, a journalism major may end up working as a communications director in the health-care industry, or a... Continue Reading

  • Nearly Half Of College-Educated Workers Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

    Nearly Half Of College-Educated Workers Are Overqualified For Their Jobs

    The college degree used to be the ticket to a good middle class job. That is officially over, according to a new study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It found that nearly 1 out of 2 Americans with college degrees are working at jobs they're overqualified for. While less than 5... Continue Reading

  • Colleges With The Highest-Paid Grads

    Colleges With The Highest-Paid Grads

    Graduates from these colleges earn the highest salaries in the country, according to data from PayScale.com. Continue Reading

  • Average Starting Salary For 2012 College Grads: $44,259

    Average Starting Salary For 2012 College Grads: $44,259

    It's a group of job seekers that was due for a spot of good news. College graduates in the class of 2012, the newest entrants into the labor market, have had the unenviable assignment of launching their careers amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Continue Reading

  • 10 Helpful Job Hunting Tips For The Class Of 2012

    10 Helpful Job Hunting Tips For The Class Of 2012

    By Robert Half International Graduating from college soon? As the "real world" looms, keep in mind these words of wisdom from Thomas Edison: "Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning." While a lucky few from the Class of 2012 will secure employment opportunities with minimal effort,... Continue Reading

  • 2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

    2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

    By Blake Ellis NEW YORK -- This year's college graduates are being offered more jobs and fatter paychecks. Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 -- up 4.5 percent from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. Continue Reading

  • How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

    How to Make Up to $19/Hour Before You Get Your College Degree

    Want to earn close to $19 per hour while you are still a college student? Some students are doing just that. According to a recently released survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), college juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree in engineering can receive $18.90 per hour as an... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

    Top 10 Jobs for College Grads

    They may not be sexy, and they may not sound all that glamorous, but the most important things about jobs for recent college grads is that they're available, they have a future, and most of all, they pay. A recent study shows that specialized health care positions are hot, as are those that involve a... Continue Reading

  • A Sample Resume for a Recent College Graduate

    A Sample Resume for a Recent College Graduate

    Writing a resume as a recent college graduate can be quite challenging. When you're just starting out in your career, you have limited professional experience to prove the value you can bring to an employer. By focusing on successes achieved during college and proving how these skill can be transferred to real... Continue Reading

  • Are Graduating Students Ready for the Job Market?

    Are Graduating Students Ready for the Job Market?

    According to ACT, an international organization involved in educational and workplace skills assessments, the majority of recent high school graduates are unprepared for the jobs experiencing the most growth and many lack the desire to go into these high-growth occupations. In their recent report, "The Condition... Continue Reading

  • I Have a Journalism Degree, Now What?

    I Have a Journalism Degree, Now What?

    Being born in New York has been both a blessing and a curse for recent grad Samantha Manning. As a broadcast journalism major at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY, she has had the opportunity to intern in the number one media market in America. Despite interning for networks like ABC, as well as being the... Continue Reading