Thursday, December 19, 2019
These are the top mistakes new grads make during the job application process
These are the top mistakes new grads make during the job application processThese are the top mistakes new grads make during the job application processYou may have landed the interview right after graduation, but it doesnt mean you will get the job. New research from CareerBuilder looking at the past year shows all the different ways young college grads are botching their interviews and its pretty startling. As for the top offense? Thirty-seven percent of them failed to send a thank you note following the interview. The Harris Poll surveyed 1,012 adult employees who work in HR and hiring in the private sector. Here is what else they found new grads were doing.Where college grads go wrongDidnt know anything about the company 35%Didnt submit a titelblatt letter 31%Didnt ask any questions in the interview 29%Had poor grammar on their resume 26%Didnt have professional references 26%Had unprofessional pictures on their social media profiles 21%Checked their mobile phone during the interv iew 19%Heres how much new grads will get paidOn the plus side though, new grads will be getting paid better than grads during previous years. Separate research has found that 2018 college grads will have a salary of more than $50,000 yearly on average, and CareerBuilders data echoes this finding as well, with the majority of new grads projected to earn a minimum of $50,000 at 33%. But while 23% will take home $30,000 to below $40,000, 22% will earn $40,000 to below $50,000. Twenty-one percent will take home less than $30,000.While 74% of companies said theyre open to negotiate salary offers when extending a job offer to someone whos recently completed college, the numbers also showed a breakdown of what theyd get paid.