The 25 most desirable places grads want to work

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The 25 most desirable places grads want to work

Your students are probably setting their sights on tech, finance, and media companies after they graduate, according to recent research by LinkedIn.

LinkedIn’s ranking analyzed online actions of its users to compile a list of the most sought-after employers.

LinkedIn looked only at companies with more than 500 employees and analyzed metrics including job demand, user engagement with the company, user interest in its employees, and employee retention. LinkedIn excluded itself and its parent company, Microsoft, from consideration. The professional networking website also identified the fastest-growing skills and job functions at each top-ranked company.

According to LinkedIn, the 25 most desirable U.S. companies to work for are:

1. Alphabet
2. Facebook
3. Amazon
4. Salesforce
5. Deloitte
6. Uber
7. Apple
8. Airbnb
9. Oracle
10. Dell Technologies
11. Netflix
12. Cisco
13. The We Company
14. Spotify
15. Comcast NBCUniversal
16. Tesla
17. Walt Disney Company
18. Bank of America
19. Lyft
20. ADP
21. Goldman Sachs
22. Citi
23. Slack
24. Adobe
25. Wells Fargo

Related: 10 high-paying jobs for humanities majors—and how your grads can land them

There’s a dream job for nearly every major on LinkedIn’s list.

For instance, STEM majors likely have their sights sets on one of the many tech and internet companies that made the list. Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon, the top three most desirable U.S. companies, are each looking for workers who can analyze data and are seeing the most job growth in engineering and IT.

And humanities majors with a digital skill set may have an edge over the competition at firms like Airbnb and Netflix, which took the No. 8 and No. 11 spot, respectively. For example, Airbnb is looking for candidates with graphic design and user experience design skills and is seeing the most job growth in arts and design roles. Similarly, Netflix is looking for workers with social media and digital marketing skills and is hiring the most new employees in media and communication roles (Connely, CNBC, 4/4; Roth, LinkedIn, 4/3).

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