ERIC Number: ED314976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Trends 1989-90: A Study of 472 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Scheetz, L. Patrick
The 19th annual Recruiting Trends survey analyzed responses of 479 organizations and businesses employing new college graduates of which 74.3% were businesses, industries, manufacturing organizations, and service sector employers; 6.3% were local, state, and federal government agencies and the military services; and 19.4% were elementary and secondary school districts. Among findings were: an expected decrease of 13.3% in the year's hiring of new college graduates; large hiring increases expected by public utilities with hiring decreases expected by automotive and mechanical equipment companies; average starting salary expected to be $25,256 (up 3.3%); greatest availability of employment opportunities in the southwestern and northeastern regions of the country; 9.6% of new graduates hired were minorities; hospitals and health services hired the highest percentage of women (66.6%). Additional data is provided in the following areas: starting salary averages by employer group, starting salaries influenced by size and geographical location of organization, starting salary increases expected for each academic major, campus recruitment visits by employers, employer interviewing schedules on college campuses, graduating students and employers reneging on job offers, interviewing questions used by employers, and interviewing tips from prospective employers. (DB)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Demography, Employer Attitudes, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Job Placement, National Surveys, Salaries, Trend Analysis
Career Development and Placement Sevices, Michigan State University, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Career Development and Placement Services.