As summer marches on and student loan payments loom, millennials – especially those who have recently graduated from college – are getting serious about their job searches. Even though they may feel frustrated, these job seekers are not alone.
Some 60-70 percent of recent college grads don't know where their education and skills fit in the workforce and that's holding them back from several popular and lucrative career paths, GradStaff's candidate surveys of more than 5,000 entry-level job seekers show. They may have the skills to get these jobs, but they lack insight into the careers that fit both their personal passions and professional abilities.
At the same time, many companies are frustrated with the lack of qualified candidates responding to their job postings and they don't have a consistent pipeline for young talent because they aren't effectively recruiting millennials.
Job seekers and hiring companies often can't find each other, making the frustration mutual. Businesses are missing out on quality talent, and millennials are ignoring entire segments of the job market because they're unaware of those opportunities.
For millennials and recent grads actively searching for a career starting point, here are five great entry-level jobs.