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April 30 , 2008

Graduate to a Great Job

Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today's Market


More than 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or doing jobs that don’t require a college degree. How can you make sure you score a good job and launch a career you’re excited about? Succeeding in today’s job market means knowing what works – and what doesn’t. Based on more than 30 case studies of recent grads who have successfully landed excellent jobs, this book shows how to: • Maximize the value of internships • Focus your search on jobs you really want • Use social media technologies to stand out from the competition • Build a killer network that produces promising job leads • Nail your job interviews • Immediately become a stronger candidate The problem of post-college unemployment has been widely reported in the press. But these challenges aren’t going away because: • Most students, paralyzed by uncertainty and debt, are unprepared for the complexities and demands of the post-recession job market. • Since the Great Recession, lots of career planning & job search advice is no longer valid due to changes in technology and new hiring practices. • Raised in an online, click-to-communicate world, many new grads are unaware of the off-line behaviors you need to get employed. Because the job market has changed so much, parents of Gen-Ys are often at a loss to advise their children on effective tactics. Make Your Job Search 20%, 30%...even 50% Shorter “Graduate to a Great Job” reveals how to land the job you want much faster! It shares inspiring first-person stories of young grads from schools large and small across the U.S. and Canada. They show how you, too, can succeed. Students and recent grads will find dozens of practical action steps they can take today, while also accessing critical resources to: • Expand your job search network faster than you ever imagined • Discover how Facebook might be keeping you unemployed • Greatly increase the role of luck in your search • Help create a resume that gets you the job interviews you want • Encourage your parents and show how they can really help you launch your career “Should be required reading for every college student,” says the director of undergraduate career development at Babson College.
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