For the first time in five years, job-seeking college grads have a new top priority.
And it is … finding an employer that offers annual salary increases.
Since 2007, the National Association of Colleges and Employers have been asking new college graduates what’s atop their needs list when it comes to seeking a job.
And every year the answer has been obtaining health insurance — until this year.
HR experts believe there are two reasons for the shift in thinking, according to a report by Fox Business.
- Young adults no longer need to worry about obtaining health insurance until age 26 thanks to the health care reform requirement that says employers must extend the offer of health insurance coverage to employees’ dependent children until they hit age 26.
- The recent economic crisis and high unemployment rates have taught grads the importance of building a strong financial foundation for themselves.