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Four Things the Class of 2015 Needs to Know to Get a Job

Employers are putting up more job postings, planning to hire more graduates, and hungry for BAs
Students wait in line before the start of an engineering and technology career fair at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 12.

Students wait in line before the start of an engineering and technology career fair at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 12.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Good news for the class of 2015: Recruiters filling positions this spring are planning to hire 9.6 percent more college graduates this year than they did last year, a new report shows. To get those jobs, however, it takes being a certain type of graduate. 

For a report published on Wednesday, the National Association of Colleges and Employers looked at which majors and college degrees will be in highest demand this year, based on a survey of 1,029 employers in 21 industries, including manufacturing, social services, finance, engineering, and consulting. Below: what their findings can tell you about the job search.