Interviewees Graduates with majors in business, engineering and computer and Information sciences will fare well in the job market, if they ace the interview process. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lucky graduates. They’re leaving the halls of academe just in time to hit the best job market in over 10 years, with more employers than ever looking to hire recent college grads.

A CareerBuilder survey finds that not only do 80 percent of companies plan to bring on college graduates—up from 74 percent last year—but nearly half of them plan to offer more money in starting salaries than they did last year. Additionally, 47 percent plan to up what they offer, and 74 percent say they’re willing to negotiate with applicants when they find a grad they want to hire.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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