Class of 2011 doing somewhat better at finding jobs than previous two years

According to the Huffington Post, it’s been a little less tough on the national level for the most recent graduates to find jobs than it has been for their older classmates. A lot of the new hiring comes from corporations with big profits hiring students with backgrounds in business. You definitely want to stick with your college education. Unemployment amongst college graduates is only 4.3% compared to a national average of over 9%.

What are the best ways to make it easier on yourself? Hopefully you have some internships so you at least have some experience on your resume. Next, you want to have a really strong resume and a job search strategy so you know where to look, where to apply, and how to follow up. Networking is key, make sure your LinkedIn profile is current. And don’t wait until the last minute. If you’re graduating in May, you should be mapping out your strategy now. If you graduate in December, you should be actively looking now. Be sure to take advantage of the advising, events, and online resources of the Career Center. Plan to attend the Fall Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, September 21st.

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