Category: Surveys and Rankings

How Stressful is Your Work?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on February 19

In today’s economic climate, many of us just feel grateful to have a job. But for those who are still concerned with the stress-level of potential professions, Careercast.com has released…

Salaries Flat For 2009 Grads

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on February 10

Starting salary offers made to 2009 grads at the bachelor’s degree level are roughly the same as last year, according to research firm the National Association of Colleges and Employers…

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Dairy Farmers

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on January 09

The folks at CareerCast.com have compiled a list of today’s best and worst jobs based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and information…

Employers Sound Off on the Job Market

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on December 01

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that, not surprisingly, employers give an increasingly grim view of the job market. Although 26.9% of the 231 respondents to NACE’s…

Accounting Students Care About Career Opportunities; Not Salary

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on November 19

According to a recent KPMG survey of over 2,000 accounting students across the country, career opportunities are far more important than pay when choosing their future employer….

The End of Email?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on November 11

In a new survey released by Accenture, Millennials (those aged 14 to 27) were asked how many hours a week they spend writing or receiving work-related emails. Older Millennials (23…

Gen Y Voting Trends

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on November 05

From exit polls, it appears that Gen Y did and didn’t make a huge difference in this year’s presidential election….

Recent Grads May Flock to Government Sector

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 22

The job market is not looking rosy for recent college grads, according to a new National Association of College Employers (NACE) study. Unless they want to work for Uncle Sam,…

Entry-Level Job Creation and Presidential Politics

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on October 16

Not surprisingly, job creation is top of mind for Gen Y voters during this current presidential election. 77% of the 12,900 respondents said that entry-level job creation would be a…

Ethics More Important to Students Today

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on September 28

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) compared the attitude of college students today to that of students from 1982 and found that ethical behavior from an employer is…

Gen Y: “Civics”

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on September 24

A fun stat about Gen Y in industry research firm IBISWorld’s most recent newsletter:…

Why Stock Brokers Don’t Get No Respect

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 29

Harris Interactive conducted a poll this summer measuring public perceptions of various professions and occupations. It’s pretty interesting. It basically shows that people who earn a boatload of money don’t…

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