Only 2% of companies seeking to hire liberal-arts majors.

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#1 Posted by loco145 (11765 posts) -

A mere 2% of companies are actively recruiting college graduates with liberal-arts degrees, according to a new study.

“In the current economy, majoring in liberal arts won't yield good job prospects, so you have to pair a liberal arts degree with business courses in order to become a more appealing candidate,” said Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding.

The poll surveyed almost 3,000 job seekers and 281 human-resource managers.

According to the survey, 45% of companies say they find candidates on job boards. Nearly one in five said they get candidates from their company websites. An additional 17% look to employee referrals.

More than 7 in 10 HR managers said that referral candidates get high priority when in job searches.

In the brewing debate about the value of a college degree, 73% of hiring managers said colleges are only “somewhat preparing” students for the working world.

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#3 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

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Odd. My fiancee and I both have liberal arts degrees (her's with a major in biology, mine in gov't studies and military science), and we both just changed jobs. We both found it quite easy, and each had a few job offers from different employers. I guess we just so happened to find that 2%

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#5 Posted by Blueresident87 (5597 posts) -

That cat is the best response available

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#6 Posted by Assassin_87 (2341 posts) -

Whether or not someone will successfully find employment is, in my experience, more about a mix of the quality of one's resume as well as interviewing skills.

Someone who interviews well and is persistent will beat out almost all other factors much of the time.

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#7 Posted by BossPerson (9178 posts) -

@thegerg said:

Odd. My fiancee and I both have liberal arts degrees (her's with a major in biology, mine in gov't studies and military science), and we both just changed jobs. We both found it quite easy, and each had a few job offers from different employers. I guess we just so happened to find that 2%

i heard around here you went to law school though?

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#8 Posted by thegerg (17952 posts) -

@BossPerson said:

@thegerg said:

Odd. My fiancee and I both have liberal arts degrees (her's with a major in biology, mine in gov't studies and military science), and we both just changed jobs. We both found it quite easy, and each had a few job offers from different employers. I guess we just so happened to find that 2%

i heard around here you went to law school though?

That's kind of a work in progress.

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#9 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@jasean79 said:

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#10 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3004 posts) -

A mere .1% of Gamespot users care about your constant tirade against anything and everything involving college education.

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#11 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

Depends what jobs you looking for I guess.