“While this job market of course is not what new graduates expected, it is possible to find employment, especially if you’re willing to broaden your job search to fields that haven’t been as impacted by the pandemic,” said Sara Sutton, CEO and Founder of FlexJobs.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) May 29, 2020
The Class of 2020 is set to enter the most difficult job market since the Great Depression, forcing many of the 1.3 million students who are graduating from a two-year or four-year college in the U.S. to potentially re-evaluate their career path.
While the economic forecast is dim and certain industries have slowed down or halted hiring, there are others that are experiencing healthier hiring activity, such as healthcare, customer service, computer/IT, education, and accounting.
To help new graduates connect to remote job opportunities and to showcase the variety of remote entry-level job listings available to them, FlexJobs has identified the top 15 companies that have posted for the most number of entry-level remote jobs since March 1, 2020. FlexJobs has also pinpointed ten common remote job titles suitable for new graduates to consider.
“While this job market of course is not what new graduates expected, it is possible to find employment, especially if you’re willing to broaden your job search to fields that haven’t been as impacted by the pandemic,” said Sara Sutton, CEO and Founder of FlexJobs. “It’s important to remember that under these circumstances it may not be possible to land your dream job in your chosen field right now, but you can still gain experience and join the workforce in a meaningful way. And fortunately, remote work can remove the geographic limitations to a job search, so focusing on work-from-home jobs can also significantly increase access to potential job opportunities,” Sutton concluded.
Based on data from the FlexJobs company database of more than 52,000 companies, these fifteen companies have recruited for the most entry-level, remote jobs since March 1, 2020.
1. Robert Half International
6. Kelly Services
9. Momentum Solar
10. UnitedHealth Group
11. Keywords Studios
12. Independence University
15. Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing
The following ten remote job titles typically have requirements that would be appropriate for new college graduate candidates and are currently hiring.
1. Claims Processor
2. Customer Support Representative
3. Graphic Designer
4. Product Manager
5. Sales Representative
6. Social Media Specialist
7. Software Developer
8. Technical Support Representative
FlexJobs experienced a 7% increase in the number of its remote job listings April 2020 over March 2020. The industries currently offering the most 100% remote job listings (meaning jobs that don’t require any office time) across all career levels are below, and also strong bets for new graduates to explore:
1. Customer Service
2. Medical & Health
3. Computer & IT
4. Education & Training
6. Accounting & Finance
7. Project Management
9. Internet & Ecommerce
FlexJobs recommends new graduates take certain steps to improve their chances of securing a job, such as building their network, utilizing social media, leveraging alumni, joining professional organizations, and more.
For college graduates looking for additional support and resources, FlexJobs offers job search advice and tips as well as one-on-one career coaching and resume reviews. The company also strongly recommends job seekers consult LinkedIn’s The Value of Working Remotely course for crucial tips on finding success as a remote worker.
FlexJobs is hosting weekly free webinars throughout May and June. Details and registration here: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/flexjobs-remote-job-search-webinar-series/
For more information please visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/entry-level-remote-jobs-new-college-graduates-v2/ or contact Kathy Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FlexJobs is a premium online job service for professionals seeking flexible work, specializing in full-time and part-time remote jobs, employee and freelance jobs, and on-site jobs with flexible, part-time, and alternative schedules. Since its start in 2007, FlexJobs has helped more than 4 million people in their job searches and has created the largest vetted database of legitimate flexible job opportunities in over 50 career categories. In addition, FlexJobs provides robust career support, including curated expert resources and career coaching services, to partner with job seekers in all phases of their journey. A trusted source in the media, FlexJobs has been cited in top national outlets such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and many others. FlexJobs' Founder & CEO Sara Sutton has also launched two additional partner sites, Remote.co and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to help provide education and awareness about the viability and benefits of flexible work. Sutton is the creator of The TRaD* Works Forum (*Telecommuting, Remote, & Distributed), dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of telecommuting, remote and distributed teams.