In today's competitive job market, it can be hard to imagine that there are jobs that pay well but don't require years of experience. But many sectors offer high-paying entry-level jobs that are appealing to mid-career changers or recent college graduates (who are likely eager to get out from under a mound of... Read More »
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. Read More »
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. Read More »
With college graduation season in full swing, now's the time when many young adults are tossing aside the cap and gown and lifting a briefcase as they face the reality of entering the workforce full-time.
While some graduate with a job lined up, those situations are unfortunately fewer and farther between.... Read More »
by GEOFF MULVIHILL
A new survey of college graduates from the last five years finds that the Great Recession has hit them hard, forcing them into low-paying jobs often unrelated to their educations and leaving half of them expecting less financial success than their parents.
Don't blame a spoiled... Read More »
Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder.com
With increasing costs to higher education, pursuing a college degree can be tough for some. But here's the good news: Even if you don't continue school for another four years (or put it off until later in your career), there are still a surprising number of career... Read More »
A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few.
Online salary... Read More »
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2011 shows that for the class of 2011, the job market is off to a positive start. Employers responding to the NACE Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey reported plans to hire 13.5 percent more new bachelor's graduates from the class of 2011... Read More »
By Geoff Roth
If you're a recent college graduate and have been fortunate enough to land a job, that is good news. But, there is a bit of a black cloud around that silver lining.
According to a new survey, the average starting salary for new college grads slipped this year, down 1.3 percent from last year.
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Jobs are being created daily due to the explosive growth of digital technologies, and companies everywhere are hiring software engineers to meet the growing demand for new computer software systems.
Snagging an entry-level job is the right place to start for a rewarding career as a software engineer. The best... Read More »
It's the season of "The Lists" for college graduates. During graduation time, lots of lists come out of the top companies looking to hire recent graduates.
Recently I wrote a column about Experience.com's list of best places for college grads to work, which also were looking to hire people. Now, the website... Read More »
By Carol Tice
In many careers, you start at the bottom rung and work for peanuts, in hopes of slowly moving up to a real paycheck. But some occupations skip the suffering and earn you solid pay on day one.
Jobs that pay well immediately can be found in a wide range of industries. Some require extensive... Read More »
It's springtime, and besides bringing thoughts of flowers and warm weather, for college students it brings thoughts of jobs and summer internships.
A lot of students have come up to me in the past few weeks asking me to review their résumés. If they are sophomores and juniors, they are getting... Read More »
I have always been a fan of the new-graduate advice "Get your foot in the door." By that I mean find a job in the industry you want to work in, even if it is below your expectations, and get yourself on the inside. Then, work your tail off and prove you can do a lot more than what you were hired to do, and work... Read More »
As you approach your first job strategy, keep in mind the "foot-in-the-door" philosophy. I was thinking of that today as I read CNN.com's story on the somewhat gloomy December jobs report from the federal government. While job loss continues, the trend appears to be slowing and some economists think the job... Read More »
Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor
Deciding what you want to be when you grow up can be difficult. And even if you're set on being rich and famous, having something to fall back on can't hurt.
While it's hard to imagine pop culture without these icons, here's a look at some celebrities' career aspirations... Read More »