Schools.com Releases Series of Tips for Entry-level Grads as Result of Survey Findings

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Further analysis of the CollegeGrad.com 2011 Top Entry-Level Employers survey key findings prompts leading education site to release an entry-level job hunting series.

Recent college graduates will see that a lot of good news came out of the CollegeGrad.com survey.

Schools.com, a leading education site, last week released a series of tips and findings that aim to help recent college graduates as they apply for entry-level jobs. Included in the series is a piece on the primary characteristics that influence the employment decisions of hiring managers. The series of articles comes after Schools.com’s partner site, CollegeGrad.com, released the results of the 2011 Top Entry-Level Employers survey, which collected data from 93 companies about their hiring practices and projected hiring numbers for the remainder of 2011. The survey also showed that the number of entry-level hires increased 22 percent from 2010.

“Recent college graduates will see that a lot of good news came out of the CollegeGrad.com survey,” said Seth Restaino, Schools.com spokesperson. “To supplement the results, we really wanted to dig deep into what employers were looking for and be as beneficial as possible to the former students taking their first steps into the real world.”

Schools.com also created a slideshow of the top six entry-level jobs available at the companies that completed the survey, which was also featured in a blog on Forbes.com. Results showed that companies such as Verizon Wireless, Teach for America and Target are heavily seeking recent grads to fulfill a wide range of positions from retail operators to teachers to brand management.

The site further discussed the results of the survey as the kick-off to their biweekly Twitter Chat series which launched last week. Participants talked about the post-college job hunt and what they have done to make themselves stand out at a job interview. The next Schools.com Twitter Chat will be on Thursday, June 30 at 11 a.m. PST and can be found using the hashtag #schoolschat.    

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