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5 Questions Recent College Graduates Should Ask Themselves

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Around this time of year, my inbox and social media feeds are filled with recent college graduates who want to know the secrets of breaking into the world of business or entrepreneurship.

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, below are five actionable steps you should be taking right this second to land the job of your dreams…   

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The 7 Deadly Job Search Sins of Recent College Grads

7 Deadly Job Search Sins

With spring upon us, a slew of college graduates will soon enter into the Hunger Games… I mean… the modern job market. And one thing is for sure, what happens in this arena is not what you expected.

Everyone knows that circling ads in the newspaper with a sharpie is an obsolete strategy. But there are many other job search sins, just as antiquated as that Sunday morning ritual, still being committed by recent college graduates…   

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“Mom, I’m Home!” 5 Success Tips for Moving Back Home

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As our newest college graduates look for work, they do so knowing that many have predicted that the Class of 2014 will fare much better than graduates of the recent past. NACE, for example, has said that employers intend to increase hiring of graduates by 7.8% in 2014.

Yet many of those who have fulfilled dreams that began as they entered college four years ago – the dream where earning a diploma was the golden ticket that guaranteed entrance to the workforce – have no choice: They’re going to move back home with their parents…   

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Where to Now? A Snapshot of the Class of 2013 [Infographic]

A few months after the summer Class of 2013 graduated, they’ve learned first-hand that they have entered a tough job market. In fact, these young professionals face an unemployment rate of about 9% and an under-employment rate of about 18%. Beyond these statistics, what is it like for the Class of 2013? How are they living since leaving the friendly confines of their alma mater? What jobs are most available for them… and in what cities? And what qualities are they working on to become more employable? This infographic by Sparefoot.com presents an interesting snapshot of the Class of 2013…   

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New Grads: 3 Ways to Jump Start Your Job Search NOW

Start Your Job Search Now

Now that’s you’ve graduated you might want to kick back and enjoy the summer. Big mistake.

The job search is both a sprint and a marathon, a vital project you need to manage carefully. And the fact is you aren’t a student any more; you don’t get summers off. Here are a couple of ideas to get your job search kick-started this summer…   

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Top 10 Majors with the Most Jobless Graduates

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Overall, U.S. grads aren’t doing well in the job department, but some majors are performing particularly poorly.

Students with concerns about finding a job shortly after graduation would do well to seek out different areas of study, but keep in mind, a degree from any of these majors still beats out the 22.9% unemployment rate for high school grads.   

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