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Category: Trends

Top Hiring Industries

New research just posted by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
See article here:  http://www.naceweb.org/s10012014/top-hiring-industries-class-2014.aspx

 

Salary Survey: Top-Hiring Industries

Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
October 1, 2014

Educational services is the top-hiring industry for Class of 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to results of NACE’s September 2014 Salary Survey.

These graduates received starting salaries that average more than $40,000. (See Figure 1.)

Employers in other top-hiring industries for Class of 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates paid starting salaries that averaged more than $50,000. These industries include professional, scientific, and technical services; federal, state, and local governments; and finance and insurance.

Meanwhile, healthcare and social assistance grads earned an average of more than $45,000 in their first year.

Data for the September 2014 Salary Survey report were retrieved in July 2014. An executive summary of the September 2014 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.

Figure 1: Top-Hiring Industries and Their Average Starting Salary

Top-Hiring Industries Average Starting Salary
Educational Services $41,923
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $55,535
Healthcare and Social Assistance $45,222
Federal, State, and Local Government $50,026
Finance and Insurance $57,683

Source: September 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. All data are for bachelor’s degree graduates.

– See more at: http://www.naceweb.org/s10012014/top-hiring-industries-class-2014.aspx#sthash.3qQRbWvH.dpuf

CONNECT EVENT “Careers in Technology” Tues 11/27

Hey Zags! Don’t Miss This GREAT Opportunity to CONNECT with Employers!

Come Hear Industry Advice for Acquiring a TECH Job or Internship!


Tuesday, November 27th

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Foley Library Teleconference Room

 

Oct. 30 workforce summit: “Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”

Clean-Tech Workforce Summit:

“Sustainable Skills–Building the 21st Century Workforce”


Hey Zags!  This is a fantastic opportunity!  Don’t miss it!  The Career Center & GAMP office received the following e-mail:

 

Greetings,
The following is an invitation to a workforce summit titled “Sustainable Skills – Building the 21st Century Workforce.”  Though it is focused on the Clean-Tech cluster of industries, most of the skills identified will be relevant for many industries.  This will be an action-oriented summit with future opportunities to build connections and skills.
In an effort to ensure that the future workforce is part of the conversation, I was able to arrange for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to one student in attendance .*  Your attendance and that of your colleagues is most welcome as well.
I would appreciate if you could please forward this to any students, educators and department heads of programs you believe would be interested.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
Rob Crow
Project Team Manager – CleanTech

An opportunity to learn about and connect with others involved in building the 21st century workforce

AND

a chance to win a $500 scholarship* for attending!

 

Please join in a community conversation – Oct. 30th at the Lincoln Center.

3:30 – 5 p.m.

RSVP: zan@launchpadinw.com

Click here to view flyer in web browser.

 

We want to hear from you; please help us start the conversation.  With your RSVP, include a response to the following to be included in the scholarship drawing:

  • What are the top 3 personal attributes that will be necessary for your success in your future career?
  • How do you incorporate sustainability in your personal, academic, and professional life?

Please be honest in your response as we want to know your thoughts, not what you believe we want to hear.

* $500 scholarship awarded randomly to one individual in attendance of the Clean-Tech Workforce Summit (advance RSVP and response to above questions required to be considered).  Must be currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution of higher education.  Payment will be made directly to qualified institution.

Spokane Area Workforce Development Council

 

Date: October 30, 2012

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
(doors open from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. for informal conversation & networking)

Location: Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln, Spokane

RSVP: zan@launchpadinw.com

Contact us for info on how you can join our Sustainable Skills Champions even if you are unable to attend!
Email: rcrow@wdcspokane.org or call 509-533-8476.

Job Search in Your Major Workshop

j0431643Want to know how to target your job hunt with some great tricks of the trade? Join Jenn in this informative workshop as she shows you the “gems” of job hunting resources. (Hint: Many of these sites can be used for internships as well!)

Want more information, or to RSVP? E-mail us at careercenter@gonzaga.edu.  Hope to see you there!

Success Through Twittering

An interesting article from Forbes.com highlights a successful job hunt using the social media site of Twitter.

TweetMyJOBS.com is the idea of Gary Zukowski, an entrepreneur located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Users can search jobs for free by signing up for various job channels in for cities across America. Companies, in turn, can post jobs on the site as well. When a job becomes available on a job channel for which a person has subscribed, the person instantly receives a text message on his or her cell phone notifying them of the opportunity.

“Job seekers and recruiters are all rushing to use social media such as a way to find and post jobs,” says Zukowski. “However, since this process is so new, people want to know if this approach truly works. Because of the functionality we offer we are confident that we have built a service that will produce results.”

For the full article: http://tinyurl.com/cmsy5p