Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Great Question! For entry-level jobs, companies are mainly looking for individuals that generally meet that particular job description/ requirements. In the other words, companies are looking for those individuals who can do the job and do it well regardless of one’s specific major. On average, an individual hired for an entry-level position, will be brought in, trained, and modeled for that particular opportunity.
However, in some cases it could depend on what the position is or if any specific major is requested. For example, if Mutual of Omaha is hiring an individual for our IT department mostly we are looking for someone with an IT major with some IT experience.