ERIC Number: ED266705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec-2
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Trends 1985-86. A Study of 710 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Information on job market trends for 1985-1986 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 710 employers from business, industry, government, and education. Findings include: employers expect to hire 1.4% more bachelor's degree graduates in 1986 at starting salaries averaging 1.8% more than in 1985; demand remains high for minorities and women; quotas for minorities are expected to increase 6.4% and for women graduates, 4.7%; salary offers vary according to academic major, but for all bachelor's degree graduates, the average starting salary is expected to be $21,601; master's degree candidates will average $26,010, and those with doctorates will average $30,011; the largest demand and highest starting salaries are those in the technical fields; in 1985, for the first time in a decade, education moved into the top 10 of fields showing the highest percentage of increase, 1.9%; geographical regions providing the best job opportunities are: the Southwest, Southeast, South Central, Northeast, North Central, and Northwest; and 45.9% of new hires were made from on-campus interviews, and another 10.1% from job listings sent to placement offices. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Salaries, Specialization, Trend Analysis
Michigan State University, Placement Services, Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.