New LinkedIn Report Shows Most Popular Employers and Jobs for 2016 College GraduatesBy Julio Cachila, UniversityHerald Reporter
Professional online network LinkedIn has released its first-ever report detailing the most popular choice of employers and jobs among the college graduates of 2016.
Topping the list for most popular job is "account manager," hinting that today's college grads can take on sales and customer relations. This is followed by "software engineer" and "business analyst," which are highly technical.
After the top three job choices comes "customer service representative," followed by "administrative assistant," "recruiter," "consultant," "investment banking analyst," "graphic designer," and "staff accountant."
For the top ten employers, consultancy companies occupied the top three, followed by tech giants and other industries. Deloitte topped the list, followed by fellow consultancy companies Ernst & Young and Pricewaterhouse Coooper.
Trailing behind the top three are tech giants Amazon and Oracle, followed by Accenture, retail giant Target, finance firm JPMorgan Chase, staffing services company Insight Global, and technologies company Lockheed Martin.
LinkedIn's report indicates that despite the rise of new jobs and fields, fresh college grads still choose the usual companies. In fact, these year's findings are not far away from last year's findings: professional services, followed by jobs in software technology, were the top choices for 2015 graduates.
It should be noted that LinkedIn's report was based on their profile data of millions of students, specifically those who graduated from college. The report didn't consider the jobs of those who do not have a college degree, nor did it look into the jobs of those who only have vocational training.
LinkedIn notes that as graduation fast approaches, companies are posting millions of internships and entry-level jobs on the site. Fresh graduates can get a head start by checking these out and building their own LinkedIn profile. They just might get hired by these companies.