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ERIC Number: ED206210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-1
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Recruiting Trends 1980-81. A Study of 562 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Singleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
The tenth annual Recruiting Trends Survey conducted by Placement Services at Michigan State is presented, based on responses from a cross-section of business, government, and educational institutions. Job outlooks in the following fields and categories of 1980-81 graduates are offered: engineering, business, agriculture, science, liberal arts, education, women, minorities and handicapped. Other areas examined include: average starting salaries; campus recruiting activities; layoffs of college graduates; level of education required for job performance; withdrawal of job offers; average cost per new college hire; interviewee preparedness; summer jobs for 1981; recruiting problems; advice to freshmen and sophomores; and job search strategies. Results suggest that (1) employment opportunities for college graduates will be good for the class of 1981 compared to the overall job market; (2) of the nearly one million bachelors' degree graduates, about 90% will have jobs by graduation time; (3) there is a healthy market for engineers, business majors, agriculture, women graduates, and science graduates; (4) and liberal arts and education graduates will find the market in their areas a closed one, The main body of the report contains statistical data from the report. (LC)
Placement Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.