Google Named Entry Level Technology Employer of Choice by CollegeGrad.com
College grad job seekers choose Google as their preferred employer over Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo! and IBM
MILWAUKEE, WI--February 7, 2008--CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry level job site, today released its poll results revealing Google as the top choice technology employer among entry level job seekers.
While the takeover bid by Microsoft of Yahoo! dominates technology news, Google remains the most highly sought after technology employer by college grad job seekers. 45% of poll respondents indicated they would most like to work for Google. Apple finished at 25%, Microsoft at 17%, Yahoo! at 7% and IBM at 6%.
What separates Google from the others?
"They have a well established reputation for providing an inspiring, creative, and innovative employee atmosphere," said Brian Krueger, President of CollegeGrad.com. "With novel benefits added to the mix, top talent worldwide will seek to become a part of their vision."
For the third year in a row, Google has beat out Microsoft as the technology employer of choice among entry level job seekers. Apple also finished ahead of Microsoft in this year's poll. Although Microsoft has long had an edge in recruiting top entry level talent, that edge is shifting among the millennial generation as they search not only for stability, but entrepreneurial opportunities within established organizations.
"We are witnessing a profound change in employer preference as college students buy into opportunities to be a part of the next wave of Internet innovation," said Krueger. "As Google and Apple establish themselves not only as market leaders, but employment leaders, they are able to lead the recruiting of top technical talent."
CollegeGrad.com recently released projections for entry level hiring to increase 11.8% in 2008. If those projections are met, entry level job seekers will have even more opportunities with top technical employers.
Following are the overall poll results:
Who would you rather work for?
- Google - 45%
- Apple - 25%
- Microsoft - 17%
- Yahoo! - 7%
- IBM - 6%
The survey was conducted nationally using an online poll placed on the CollegeGrad.com home page during October, 2007. The results are based on more than 2,600 respondents.
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search. Brian Krueger is President and Founder of CollegeGrad.com and author of the best-selling book for entry level job search, College Grad Job Hunter.
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