What First-Time Job Seekers Can Expect
Multiple interviews — Employers typically conduct 4 interviews with an entry-level candidate before extending an offer.
Questions that gauge soft skills — 1 in 5 managers attribute their hiring mistakes to overemphasizing technical expertise.
In-office time — Less than 1 in 3 entry-level jobs are advertised as hybrid or fully remote.
10 In-Demand Entry-Level Roles
|1. Software developer|
|2. Systems analyst|
|3. Marketing manager|
|4. Network security and systems administrator|
|5. Human resources specialist|
|6. Data security analyst|
|7. Accountant and internal auditor|
|8. Office manager|
|9. Financial analyst|
|10. IT operations manager|
Industries with the Most Entry-Level Jobs
|Healthcare and social assistance|
Essential Skills and Traits for Entry-Level Professionals
|4. Teamwork and collaboration|
|6. Analytical thinking|
|8. Attention to detail|
|10. Planning and coordinating|
Source: Robert Half analysis of nearly 2 million entry-level positions posted on more than 1,000 independent job boards and company websites and survey of 2,175 hiring managers in the U.S.
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