Sunday, June 2, 2013

A brief word to 2013 graduates

If you're someone who recently graduated from high school or college, this post is for you.

For those of you who graduated from high school, considering a major, then consider a career in communications.  Why?  There are many reasons to do so, with career possibilities ranging from journalism to public relations, business management to retail sales, and even graphic design to drama.  In other words, the sky is the limit.

As for recent college graduates, the good news is that the job outlook for you is slowly, but surely, improving.  Recent studies nearly half of recent grads have already been offered jobs.  

Additionally, those with solid communications skills have the best chance at getting the best jobs available.  That's according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  Imagine handling communications or marketing for an organization like that.

One other thing.  There's never been a better time to pursue a career in communications and related fields.  Why?  According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of public relations specialists is expected to grow at least 21 percent between now and 2020.  That's faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes the OOH each year.
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The bottom line?  Those recent graduates with solid communications skills will find themselves in the best position to get the job they want.



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