The job market finally seems to be looking up, and so are the hopes of college seniors.
That's nice in terms of consumer confidence. But these about-to-be college graduates may want to reset their expectations. Even as hiring is picking up, employers are still complaining that they can't find workers with the right skills. And companies are mostly unwilling to do more than complain.
Only 48 percent of 2012-2013 college graduates say they have received on-the-job training, according to a recent report by Accenture. But 69 percent of college seniors say they will need more training or education after graduation to get the job they want—and 80 percent expect a formal training program when they land with a new employer.
That's even more optimistic than a year ago, when 77 percent of college seniors expected to get on-the-job training.