iCIMS (an applicant tracking software technology firm) found that the majority of recruiters (52%) were looking for STEM majors, yet only 24% of college seniors surveyed will be graduating with a degree in STEM. Other majors in demand include business/finance (42%), arts/ communications/ media (39%), healthcare/environment (36%), law (15%), and education (13%).
Although STEM majors are in demand, analysis by Manpower Group found that as many as 60% of U.S. employers who plan to hire more IT personnel say that their top requirement is good communication as these departments become more cross-functional and drive change throughout an organization.
Other soft skills graduates need to be well-versed in to land jobs (and keep them in an age of automating tasks) include collaboration, problem solving, organization, and customer service. Recruiters estimate they will pay entry-level employees $56,532, $10,000 more than last year’s average.
Source: Read the full article at https://www.fastcompany.com/40570251/this-is-what-work-will-be-like-for-the-class-of-2018?