Thursday, June 11, 2009
I graduated...now what?
It's that time of year again. The graduation robes and caps are coming out, and the invitations have been sent out. All across the country college students are graduating and entering the workforce. But the big question is, Can I get the job I want in the ailing economy?
The answer is, your screwed. Thousands have been laid off while the toll of the unemployed rises presently. Graduates are scrounging around for a job and are coming up short. Graduates have been left to even move back home.
Only 43 percent of employers in a survey by online job website CareerBuilder.com intended to hire new college graduates this year, down from 56 percent in 2008 and 79 percent in 2007. The site surveyed about 2,500 hiring managers and human resource officials from February 20 to March 11.
Nationally, less than 20 percent of graduating college seniors who applied for a job this year have one, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. That's down more than 30 percent from two years ago when more than half of those who applied for a job had one by the time of graduation according to Reuters.
So what's a grad to do? In order to get your foot in the door many college grads make blogs and websites for future employers to view during the interview process. Popular internet sites promote networking with different companies as well. Searching for a job during a recession isn't impossible at all. The search just requires a lot of extra work to promote yourself.