While most of this year’s college graduates have secured a job, there’s a good chance the position isn’t what they were expecting, new research shows. Among those in the graduating Class of 2014 who are employed, either full or part time, more than 50 percent are in jobs that don’t require a college degree, according to a study from CareerBuilder. That includes 45 percent of four-year degree graduates and 57 percent of associate degree graduates. Overall, 65 percent of recent college grads are employed, 4 percent are in internships and 31 percent are not working at all; however, some in that group have gone back to school to pursue a higher degree. When searching for an employer, the Class of 2014’s wish list is quite full. Overall, work-life balance trumps all other factors that would make graduates more likely to pursue employment with a particular company. Other factors that this year’s crop of college grads are looking for in a new employer: Being well-established and growing Provides good learning opportunities Is geographically desirable Gives back to the community Provides nice perks, such as catered lunches and concierge services Is a leader in technology Is global Has a lot of… Read full this story
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