The 10 hottest companies where your grads want to work

Your students are likely setting their sights on tech firms—like Tesla—after they graduate, according to Indeed's new ranking of the hottest companies of 2018.

To create the ranking, Indeed's analytics team measured job-seeker interest across all companies by calculating the clicks through to all jobs posted on the site. According to Indeed's analysis, here are the 10 hottest companies of 2018:

1. Tesla
2. PepsiCo
3. Enterprise Holdings
4. Microsoft
5. Facebook
6. Honeywell
7. Sysco
8. Apple
9. Morgan Stanley
10. Cisco

Tesla took the lead as the hottest company of 2018, with an average of 47% more interest from Indeed users this year. Following Tesla are several other tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Honeywell.

What these companies also have in common is "their widespread name recognition and powerful brands," Indeed analysts point out in a blog post. In fact, each of the top 10 companies featured on the list are large organizations, with more than 5,000 employees each. Writing for HR Dive, Ryan Golden notes that because of their size, these companies are able to offer generous benefits packages, making them attractive prospects for job-seekers.

So how can your students score a job at one of these companies? While hard-skills like software engineering and data analysis are in demand—especially at top tech firms like Tesla—57% of business leaders say soft skills are more important, finds a recent LinkedIn survey (Golden, HR Dive, 10/18; Indeed blog, 10/18).

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