Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t fool new grads into thinking they’ll have an easy time landing a job after graduation. There is too much bad news bombarding them daily about the job market and the economy. Still, somebody’s getting hired this year, and it could be you; that alone is reason to hope. But if that’s not enough, here are 14 bright spots about the job market to brighten your day and lift your spirits.
1. Hiring this year is expected to climb 10.2%:
Although a previous estimate pegged 2012 hiring at 9.5%, the number is now slotted at nearly a full percentage point higher, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey. In a very positive sign of economic recovery, college career fairs are buzzing with activity. The number of companies attending fairs is regularly being reported as much as 30% higher than two years ago.
2. More businesses plan to hire this year:
In addition to the volume of hiring forecast for 2012, more employers across fields said in a recent CareerBuilder.com survey that they planned to hire. Whereas 46% planned to take on additional employees in 2011, 54% said they plan to hire college grads this year. Read more.....