Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the April 28, 2003 issue of QuintZine.
CollegeGrad.com has announced the Top 500 Entry Level Employers for 2003. The list represents more than 100,000 jobs from employers hiring as many as 6,000 new grads to those hiring as few as 10. But large or small, they all are all in hiring mode for the Class of 2003.
“This list of employers provides critical job-search information for college students who will be graduating in 2003. It gives specific hiring numbers and Web addresses needed to make contact with employers that are actually hiring,” said Brian Krueger, founder and president of CollegeGrad.com and author of the best-selling book on job search for college students, College Grad Job Hunter. Here’s the full employer list.
The majors most in demand? Accounting, engineering, business, and management continue to be the highest demand majors, with computer science, finance, marketing, and biology not far behind.
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The hiring outlook is best among service-sector employers; overall, they expect their hiring to be up 4.8 percent over last year. Among service employers, 40.5 percent plan to increase their college hiring, 36.5 percent expect to cut back, and 23 percent plan to hire the same number of new grads this year as they did last year.
By type of employer, overall, those projecting the highest increases in college hiring are construction companies (35.7 percent increase), consulting services organizations (14.3 percent increase), and public accounting firms (14 percent increase). Those looking at the steepest cuts in college hiring include utilities companies (31 percent decrease), engineering/surveying firms (29.1 percent decrease), and chemical manufacturers (22.8 percent).
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