You want the good news or bad news first?
Let's start with the good news! If you are a recent graduate, according to a new survey, employers are looking to hire more of YOU than last year... YAY! BUT, the bad news is, while they are hiring more recent graduates, they are being picky. Knowing this, when it comes to getting your first degree or you are going back to school to pursue another career track, there are degrees which you should not pursue in 2014.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted the "Job Outlook 2014" survey where they asked employer members about their hiring plans for the recent gradusates of 2013 & 2014. In turn, the results showed which majors employers were attracted to and which were not in high demand. Diane Hudson Burns, a career coach in Boise, ID is also a the co-other of a job guide, "The New Senior Executive Service Application" says, "Today, students need to think critically about the degree they will choose. Degrees can help or hinder one's opportunities to obtain solid employment."
For example... which degree do you think is the one to avoid and which one should you pursue between a Bachelor's in International Business or Bachelor's in Finance?
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Answer: Avoid International Business - the better alternative is a B.S. in Finance!
Burns and several other career experts analyzed hiring trends and compiled what they believe is a list of degrees you should avoid and which ones will grab the hiring managers attention - see them HERE!