Amazon, Oracle, and the 8 other companies that hired the most new college grads this year

​​​If you're a 2016 college grad still on the hunt for a full-time job, don't fret. According to LinkedIn, the average search takes about six months.

But if you're getting impatient, there are a few things you can do to potentially speed up the process, like networking as much as possible; volunteering to gain experience; and tweaking and tailoring your résumé until it's as close to perfect as possible.

Another thing you can try: applying for jobs at the companies that have hired the most US grads in 2016.

To identify these employers, LinkedIn recently combed through profile data of millions of new grads to find out where they landed jobs.

LinkedIn notes that the results of this analysis represent the world as seen through the lens of LinkedIn data. As such, it is influenced by how members choose to use the site, which can vary based on professional, social, and regional culture, as well as overall site availability and accessibility.

Here are the 10 companies that have hired the greatest number of new grads in the US this year, according to LinkedIn:

10 companies that hired the most new college grads
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10 companies that hired the most new college grads

10. Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a Bethesda, Maryland-based global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people around the world.

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9. Insight Global

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Insight Global has helped Fortune 500 companies in the US and Canada with staffing since 2001.

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8. JPMorgan Chase

With more than 235 employees, JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. 

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As one of the largest discount retailers in the US, the Minnesota-based company employs over 340,000 people. 

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6. Accenture

Accenture, the world's largest consulting firm by revenue, is a global company of approximately 384,000 people with offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 55 countries.

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5. Oracle

Oracle is an American corporation that specializes in creating database software.

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4. Amazon

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant employs over 265,000 workers.

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3. PwC

PwC is the largest professional services firm in the world, operating a network of firms in 157 countries.

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2. EY

EY is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and employs 212,000 people.

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1. Deloitte

Deloitte, a New York City-based "Big Four" accounting firm, is also the world's second largest professional services network. 

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