4 Tips for Jobless Recent Grads

by Vault Education Editors | June 13, 2011

By Deborah Federico

Commencement speeches have been made, graduation caps have been tossed in the air, graduation parties have come and gone. For a brief moment, you basked in the congratulatory glow of family and friends and felt a well-deserved sense of accomplishment. But now that the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” are a distant memory, the harsh reality of having to find a job is probably making you feel more than a little anxious.

Do you feel like you’re the only recent graduate without a job lined up? You’re not alone…not only in terms of feeling this way but also in terms of the fact that you are not the only recent grad who doesn’t have a job. Many seniors I work with often report to me in an anxious tone that “everyone else already has a job.” After I quickly dispel that myth, I explain that when colleges report employment statistics to national media, they report them six months after graduation. Why? Because they know that it can take up to six months after graduation for recent grads to find jobs. While that may sound a bit discouraging, it should give you hope that there are still jobs out there and many more to come over the summer months.

So what can you do to increase your chances of joining the ranks of the employed? Simply follow my advice, which has been proven to help recent grads find a job after graduation. READ MORE

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