Employment Prospects For The Class Of 2017

What do graduates from the class of 2017 need to know about landing a job after school? How much competition for the jobs available are they going to face?

A survey conducted by CareerBuilder recently revealed that only 44 percent of employers plan recruit new college grads. This is almost the same number as last year, even slightly higher (43 percent of employers said the same thing in 2016). But this still much lower than the 79 percent of companies that hired new college graduates in 2014.

Among those hiring new graduates, 21 percent they need more employees this year than last. And 16 percent will offer larger entry-level salaries than they did in 2016.


This years grads will definitely compete for jobs in a way that previous classes didnt, but employers are at least approaching the hiring season with more attractive intentions than they did last year.

Roughly one-third of all employers will be offering salaries less than $30,000. About the same fraction will make offers of up to $40,000, and almost one out of every five employers will make offers higher than $40,000.

How do you beef up your resume? Sixty-two percent of employers are looking for internships, while half will consider some kind of part-time work experience in another related field. Volunteer work, class work and involvement in student organizations are still important to employers.

Employers are looking for applicants who seem to fit nicely with the company culture, are able to bring up bright ideas and ask good questions, have a strong educational background, are enthusiastic, and appear to be prepared during the interview.

College hiring is definitely going to be higher this year for new grads, so theres really a lot of good reasons to celebrate!

Soar High with Multiple Career Opportunities in the Aviation Sector

Many dream from childhood to be a part of the Aviation Industry. The same can be attributed to the way this industry is been perceived by everyone, that of one with exuberance, glamour, global, sophisticated, fast, exciting, good remunerations  & one of the few industries which had round the clock operations in the country.

Aviation Industry till the early 2000 was perceived only for the rich. In 2010 only 1% of the Indian population was travelling by Air. With the popularity of low cost carriers, the growth shot up to 2.5% in 2016 and with this, Aviation industry has started making its way to the masses of the country.


With the growth in India economy and in the Indian Travel and Tourism industry, air traffic is expected to grow at an estimated 18% annually. With privatization of Airports, Government is also keen to step up airport infrastructure by setting up more regional and larger airports. The growth in cargo operations in India, International & Domestic Airlines adding their routes in the country, rapid growth in the business aviation segment & FDI norms to provide the imputes the sector requires, Aviation looks to be one of the most promising Industries.

Scope of Career Growth in the Aviation Sector:

Airbus & Boeing and other aircrafts manufacturers cannot take their eyes off India. Aviation Industry in India has placed one of the biggest orders for aircrafts globally.  With such rapid expansion, there is a need for skilled human resource in the Industry. Aviation is estimated to add an estimated 100,000 direct jobs by 2015.

Earlier the Industry was broadly defined by Airlines & Airports and the various government bodies. With the expansion in the aviation sector Airlines have opted to outsource more of their ground operations to specialized entities called Ground Handling Agencies. The Industry offers various opportunities as Pilots, Cabin Crew, Customer Service Agents, Engineers, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME), Cargo Agents, Ramp Agents, Security, Airline BPO & Back offices.

With the privatization and expansion of Airports & subsequent opening of large number of retail outlets in order to improve the customer experience, there has been an increase in the hiring’s by Airports & Retailers.

To become a pilot you require a min 10+2 (with Math & Physics) & need to undergo a Commercial Pilot License Course. For Cabin Crew, Ground Staff, Cargo, Ramp Agents & Airline BPO the minimum qualification is 10+2 in any stream with good communication skills & a pleasing personality. A course from any recognized Aviation Institutes, in the above respective areas will help them prepare for their careers. To become an AME one needs to undergo a licensed program from DGCA approved aviation schools for 3 yrs.

Guidance to Right Career Choice:

In Aviation industry the skill sets can be broadly defined into three categories i.e People Handling (Passengers), Machine Handling (Planes & Equipments) & Facility Handling (Airport Infrastructure, Baggage Handling)

If you have the passion for machines (either operating or opening) then Pilots, AME’s & Ground Support Equipment Operators is the way for you. However if you are having good situational handling skills and enjoy handling scenarios involving people then Cabin Crew,  Customer Service Agents , BPO etc. If your interest lies in managing large & small facilities, goods & ensuring that they are secure then Security, Cargo and Maintenance Management is the way for you in the Industry.

Big Resume Mistakes

Your college life isnt the be-all and end-all of your life. Real life starts after graduation and succeeding in your chosen career starts with writing a good resume.


Its really tough to keep your resume error-free. But we have to be careful with what we put in there because these tiny mistakes can tell potential employers that we are careless, sloppy, and lazy. Its often a good idea that after we spell-check our resumes we ask a friend to give it a once over so that they may spot errors we missed earlier.

But listed below are the biggest gaffes we can make with our resumes that we really have to look out for:

1. Careless Mistakes

Keep in mind that spell check will not be able to detect all errors you might make when you write that resume. We often miss out words that are correctly spelled out (and thus, missed by spell check) but are used erroneously. Or we might even have spelling mistakes with our names. Thats definitely not a good way to represent ourselves. Also make sure that if you are applying for a nursing job, your resume does not say you want a post as a security manager.

Be sure to spell out the name of the company you want to join correctly and check that it is the right company name, not the competitors. In other words, pay attention to every detail of your resume. Proofread it a few times, then have someone else do it again for you.

2. Giving out too much

Do you really need to state that your college GPA was 2.0? Or that you are currently serving time for theft? You also dont need to put down your Social Security number or say that you were fired from your last job.

Include only information that actually contribute to how you can sell your image. The resume is just a piece of paper that will hopefully get you the interview. You will have an opportunity to give your potential employer the whole picture when you actually get interviewed.

3. Unprofessional resumes

Theres no need for a glamour photo in your resume if youre looking for an administrative assistants job. And it doesnt help to have an email address like Chicagoguy27@example.com.

The cover letter is a cover letter. Dont try to ram in all the details of your resume into it. You have to be clear about the image you are trying to project to your recruiter. Make sure everything in the resume comes across correctly and is consistent with how you want to be viewed.

Some advantages of distance education

With the emergence of countless globalized people, we have come to the conclusion that the education is going to go electronic. Here is an example of electronic education-distance education.

By no means does this imply that education is done over the phone. Instead, it is offered in an online course that allows people to learn from their home or home country. Here are some advantages of doing so.


The obvious would be the convenience. You can study from home, which means that you dont have to go through the stress of waking up early and going to university and such.

Another advantage would be that you can learn at your own pace. This means that nobody is pushing you through a timed and scheduled curriculum. You get your masters when you complete it.