• Hiring Outlook


  • Hiring Projections for Interns and Co-ops Down in 2016

     
    Hiring for both internships and co-ops is expected to be down this year, although certain industries are forecasting hiring gains, according to results of NACE’s 2016 Internship & Co-op Survey.
     

    Hiring Up for Class of 2016 Graduates, but Projections Trimmed From Last Fall

     
    Employers expect to hire 5.2 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than they hired from the Class of 2015, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 Spring Update report. These current hiring projections are down from the 11 percent increase employers originally reported through the Job Outlook 2016 survey last fall.
     

    Employers Project Brisk On-Campus Recruiting Activity This Spring

     
    Indications from employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 survey combined with recent job market data point to expectations of brisk recruiting activity on college campuses this spring.
     

    International Student Hiring to Level Off

     
    The percentage of respondents with plans to hire international students has leveled off somewhat this year, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2016 survey report. Less than one-third of respondents report plans to hire these particular graduates, down slightly from 34.2 percent in 2015 and 33.8 percent in 2014.
     

    Employers Are Looking to Hire Class of 2016 Business and Technical Grads

     
    Business, engineering, and computer science disciplines are most in demand by employers responding to NACE's Job Outlook 2016 survey.
     

    Job Outlook 2016: U.S. College Hiring to Increase 11 Percent

     
    The hiring outlook for college graduates continues to improve as employers plan to hire 11 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2016 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2015.
     

    M.B.A. Job Market Continues to Grow

     
    A strong majority of schools reported an increase in on-campus recruiting activity in spring 2015 compared with the same time period last year, indicating continued growth in the job market for M.B.A.s.
     

    Job Outlook: Hiring Outlook Positive for Class of 2016

     
    Early reports on recruiting for graduates of the Class of 2016 look positive. More than one-third of employers indicated they have plans to hire more new graduates in the fall of 2015 than they did in fall 2014, while a similar percentage of employers plan to hire the same amount of new graduates.
     

    Job Outlook: College Hiring to Increase 9.6 Percent

     
    Employers are nudging up their initial hiring projections for this year’s college class as they now plan to hire 9.6 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014.
     

    M.B.A. Job Market Shows Strong Improvement

     
    A majority of schools reported an increase in on-campus recruiting activity for full-time positions for M.B.A. graduates compared with the same time period last year.
     

    International Student Hiring Continues to Climb

     
    The number of employers with plans to hire international students continues to grow as more than one-third of organizations responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey report plans to hire these students.
     

    The Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees That Are Most in Demand

     
    Finance, accounting, and computer science are the individual majors most in demand at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 report.
     

    Survey Reports on Increasing Global Talent Shortage

     
    Thirty-six percent of employers globally report difficulty filling jobs—the highest percentage since 2007—according to the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey 2014.
     

    Available vs. Unfilled Positions for New College Graduates

     
    While the average number of available positions per employer climbed to 251 from 171 per employer in last year, the average number of unfilled positions also rose sharply.
     

    Nearly Half of Employers Report Firm Plans for Spring Recruiting

     
    Nearly half of employers report having firm plans in place for spring 2015 recruiting, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey.
     

    Job Outlook: U.S. College Hiring to Increase 8.3 Percent

     
    Employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2015 for their U.S. operations than they did from the Class of 2014, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 report.
     

    M.B.A. Job Market Remains Healthy

     
    The job market for M.B.A. graduates continues to grow, according to results of the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance’s (MBA CSEA) Spring 2014 Recruiting Trends Survey.
     

    Pursuing an Advanced Degree

     
    This is the first year that the NACE Student Survey has investigated what prospective graduates did in pursuit of the advanced degree beyond simply inquiring whether or not continuing their education was part of their immediate plans.
     

    Trends in the M.B.A. Job Market

     

    The M.B.A. job market stabilizes as efforts made by career services offices pay off for M.B.A. graduates.


     

    Job Prospects for Associate Degree Graduates

     

    What are the job prospects for a grad with an associate degree? There is some evidence that associate degree graduates are nearly as well served by their degree as their bachelor’s degree counterparts.