The future may not look bright for college graduates searching for jobs this summer, but it looks a lot better than in the past four years.
According to an article in USA Today, more companies are looking to hire. Students with business degrees have the best chances of landing a job, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. Computer and information sciences is second followed by degrees in engineering, math and health.
Ask a variety of local companies, from financial institutions to engineering firms, their plans for hiring. Pinpoint your city’s top three industries and compare their hiring practices with those on the national level.
Check with area universities and colleges to get their outlook for the Class of 2012. Ask administrators and instructors to provide tips for job hunting.
Interview community leaders and local officials to get their insights on the local job market.
Shoot video segments of members of the Class of 2012 to see what they are willing to accept in job offers and salaries. Are they willing to adjust their expectations as they enter the work force?