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Job Market for Entry-Level Workers
What First-Time Job Seekers Can Expect

In-Demand Entry-Level Roles

Industries with Entry-Level Jobs

Skills for Entry-Level Professionals

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

Professional services
Administrative services
Healthcare and social assistance

Essential Skills and Traits for Entry-Level Professionals

1. Communication
2. Self-motivation
3. Problem-solving
4. Teamwork and collaboration
5. Leadership
6. Analytical thinking
7. Passion
8. Attention to detail
9. Dedication
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.

© 2023 Robert Half. An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/Disability/Veterans

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