Google Named Entry-Level Tech Employer of Choice by CollegeGrad.com
BackBy —<strong>Milwaukee — Feb. 7</strong><br />CollegeGrad.com released its poll results revealing Google as the top choice technology employer among entry-level job seekers.<br /><br />While the takeover bid by Microsoft of Yahoo! dominates technology news, Google remains the most highly sought after technology employer by college grad job seekers. Forty-five percent of poll respondents indicated they would most like to work for Google. Apple finished at 25 percent, Microsoft at 17 percent, Yahoo! at 7 percent and IBM at 6 percent.<br /><br />What separates Google from the others? <br /><br />"They have a well-established reputation for providing an inspiring, creative and innovative employee atmosphere," said Brian Krueger, president of CollegeGrad.com. "With novel benefits added to the mix, top talent worldwide will seek to become a part of their vision."<br /><br />For the third year in a row, Google has beat out Microsoft as the technology employer of choice among entry-level job seekers, with Apple also finishing ahead of Microsoft in this year's poll. Microsoft has long had an edge in recruiting top entry-level talent, but that edge is shifting among the millennial generation, as they search not only for stability, but entrepreneurial opportunities within established organizations.<br /><br />"We are witnessing a profound change in employer preference as college students buy into opportunities to be a part of the next wave of Internet innovation," said Krueger. "As Google and Apple establish themselves not only as market leaders, but employment leaders, they are able to lead the recruiting of top technical talent."<br /><br />CollegeGrad.com recently released projections for entry-level hiring to increase 11.8 percent in 2008. If those projections are met, entry-level job seekers will have even more opportunities with top technical employers.<br /><br />The survey was conducted nationally using an online poll placed on the CollegeGrad.com home page during October 2007. The results are based on more than 2,600 respondents. <br />
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