College graduation season is upon us. Yet for many soon-to-be alumni, there’s a still a big test on the horizon: The job hunt.
May is the start of the peak-hiring period for recent college grads, according to LinkedIn. Job offers continue throughout the summer and most graduates will be employed by the end of the year. In fact, the share of graduates that report finding jobs in their graduation year has been steadily climbing since 2012 as the economy has recovered and the labor market tightened. About 55% of the class of 2018 found a job before the end of the year.
Where did they find jobs? Often in health care, financial services, retail, and information technology, according to the 2019 LinkedIn Grads’ Guide