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New Survey Shows Educational Requirements on the Rise for Hiring

graduation capJust when you were getting concerned our country is dumbing down a la the new changes to the SAT, educational requirements for employment is putting faith back in America again.

Okay, kinda.

Per a new survey on CareerBuilder, an associate or bachelor’s degree is becoming the new high school diploma. Read more

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CareerBuilder Survey Says Grads’ Majors Don’t Align With Their Jobs

graduation capRemember when you were in college and perhaps stressed about what to study, thinking it was the ultimate big decision in life? Well, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder, the major itself isn’t so important after all.

Almost half of college-educated employees indicated their very first “real job” after college wasn’t related to their major. In comparison, 32 percent of survey participants indicated they never even found a job relating to their major. And for survey respondents older than 35, that number was 31 percent.

The survey was conducted from August through early September by Harris Interactive for approximately 2,100 employees across the country. Now, we’re not saying a college education is irrelevant by any means but typically the experience and skills students gain in school help propel them into a meaningful career. Well, that and a strong network to get a foot in the door even if it’s not relevent to the course of study at the beginning. Read more

New Survey Reveals Employers Fill Lower Level Jobs With College Degree Holders

If CareerBuilder’s latest survey is any indication, having earned a high school diploma and not continuing with one’s education is getting phased out.

For instance, employers are looking for college educated candidates to fill high level positions but it turns out they’re also seeking to fill degree holders with lower level roles as well.

As per the survey, 32 percent of hiring managers indicated they’re extending hires to employees who possess their college degrees more than in the past for jobs previously held by high school diploma holders. Read more