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March 14, 2011

Good News for 2011 College Graduates

Filed under: Compease,Compensation,Salaries & Pay7:52 am

Some good news to report for 2011 college graduates!  A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows a 3.5%  increase in the average starting salary, reported as $50,034,  as compared to 2010.   The following career areas were reported to be top in terms of growth:

  • Public and private accounting
  • Consulting
  • Financial / treasury analysis
  • Sales
  • Investment banking
  • Management trainee positions

Additionally, employers ranked the top candidate skills and qualities they are looking for.  Not surprisingly, communication tops the list: 

  1. Verbal communication
  2. Strong work ethic
  3. Teamwork skills
  4. Analytical skills
  5. Initiative



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