Starting salaries expected to rise for graduates

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(WTNH) — Good news for graduates. Starting salaries are expected to rise in 2017.

Research firm Robert Half says that on average, starting rates will go up by 3.6 percent, and we found out where this is happening.

The industries where that increase is expected are accounting and finance, creative and marketing, administrative and office support, legal and technology.

“These individuals are in such high demand that it means that the companies have to pay a higher starting salary, in addition to other perks in order to attract these individuals and retain them,” said Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half.

That could mean more money in your pocket.

If you are in the market for a new gig, do your research, and perhaps go back to school to beef up your skills.

“Employers today are looking for soft skills. Leadership skills, presentation skills, honestly, that combined with the technical abilities is what’s landing jobs today,” said McDonald.

Now that you know where the money is, if you’re looking for work, or for a change, it’s a good idea to stop into a local career center to see what you have to do to sharpen your skills and land an interview with a potential employer.

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