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The future looks bright for the class of 2016

CareerBuilder’s annual college job forecast surveyed 2,186 hiring managers and found that 67% are planning to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 65% last year. It’s the highest percentage since 2007. Which degrees are most in demand this year? Take a look: But just because employers are looking to hire doesn’t mean they think … Continue reading “The future looks bright for the class of 2016”

CareerBuilder’s annual college job forecast surveyed 2,186 hiring managers and found that 67% are planning to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 65% last year. It’s the highest percentage since 2007.

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Which degrees are most in demand this year? Take a look:

But just because employers are looking to hire doesn’t mean they think graduates are fully prepared for the workplace. Their chief complaint, according to 47% of respondents, is that schools put too much emphasis on “book learning” rather than real-world experience.

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Lydia Dishman is a staff editor for Fast Company's Work Life section. She has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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