ERIC Number: ED206210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec-1
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)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Business, Careers, College Graduates, Disabilities, Education Majors, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Engineers, Females, Government (Administrative Body), Labor Market, Liberal Arts, Minority Groups, Recruitment, Science Careers, Teaching (Occupation), Trend Analysis
Placement Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.