Great news, graduates! The job outlook is looking a lot better than it has in the past few years.
The U.S. economy has added, on average, 238,000 jobs in the past few months, according to the Labor Department. And, job listings targeted at new grads are up slightly from a year ago on job-listing site Simply Hired from last year.
“I think there is this skills-gap shift we’re seeing. Younger people coming out of school are more prepared for the kind of jobs we need in this sort of new economy,” said Simply Hired CEO James Beriker. Specifically, how adept they are with technology, which he thinks can be helpful for emerging companies as well as those that are well-established.
His advice for new grads? Don’t take the summer off! Too many kids say I’m tired, I need a break — I DESERVE a break. I’ll…