It looks like last year’s predictions of a meltdown in the job market for new MBA degree holders may have been as panic stricken and inaccurate as many of the other forecasts we heard in 2009. As Pamela Mittman, who heads up career services at NYU Stern business school, reports, “We’ve been cautiously optimistic throughout the past year, and we’re now seeing that optimism justified in a renewed commitment by recruiters in pipelining talent in the wake of the financial crisis. We’ve seen job postings for immediate hires up 40% on 2009 and vacancies in some sectors such as venture capital, private equity and consumer products up by as much as 70%.”

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