“Graduation is just around the corner for some students and while it’s easy to get excited, it’s hard not knowing what to expect. Many students look towards their future, wondering what will happen next. We often hear the term seize the opportunity, however it is hard to do such a thing if it doesn’t exist.””
Graduation is just around the corner for some students and while it’s easy to get excited, it’s hard not knowing what to expect.
Many students look towards their future, wondering what will happen next.
We often hear the term seize the opportunity, however it is hard to do such a thing if it doesn’t exist.
Things fell apart really fast last year, but it looks like the job market for graduates has hit a bottom, said Phil Gardner, director of Michigan State University’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute, which conducts annual surveys.
Research indicates that larger companies plan to decrease their hiring by 3 percent and medium companies will lower their hiring as much as 11 percent.
These numbers include graduates with any type of degree.
That being said, the future looks pretty bleak for some, however there may still be hope.
Yes, larger companies are expected to turn away more people in 2010, but while corporate industries are closing their doors you are most likely going to find that smaller companies will be opening theirs.
Employers who staff fewer than 500 said they expect hiring at their companies to rise up to 15 percent, and if that’s not enough to start feeling a bit more optimistic, the majority of those hired will be positions filled by people at the bachelors level and another third of employers said they would consider graduates reguardless of their major.
Working for a small company might not be the ideal goal for some people, however it sure is a great starting point.
We’ve heard sometimes it’s better to start small, and maybe that’s what they meant by that.
This may be good cause for optimism, but don’t let it hinder you from being at your best when it comes to the job hunt.
Even small companies have big expectations, and even though it appears they will hire more people it doesn’t mean they won’t aim for the absolute best.
The biggest asset, according to Gardner, is to be multi-skilled.
They want skill sets that they can plug in anywhere as they evolve instead of getting stuck with someone focused in one area.
These expectations, sometimes refered to as the one-man-band theory, is something that most students should not be unfamiliar with by now.
Not even the smallest company wants to hire multiple people if they can find one person capable of carrying out multiple tasks, so be diverse.