An entry-level job is a job that is normally designed or designated for recent graduates of a given discipline and typically does not require prior experience in the field or profession. These roles may require some on-site training. Many entry-level jobs are part-time and do not include employee benefits. Recent graduates from high school or college usually take entry-level positions. Entry-level jobs targeted at college graduates often offer a higher salary than those targeted at high school graduates. These positions are more likely to require specific skills, knowledge, or experience.[1] Most entry-level jobs offered to college graduates are full-time permanent positions and some offer more extensive graduate training programs. While entry-level jobs traditionally required no experience, the Great Recession produced a surplus of college graduates on the job market and eliminated many entry-level positions.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Craig, Ryan. "Employers Mistakenly Require Experience For Entry-Level Jobs". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  2. ^ Korn, Lauren Weber and Melissa (2014-08-06). "Where Did All the Entry-Level Jobs Go?". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  3. ^ "Say goodbye to the entry-level job". Retrieved 2021-02-21.