Year-End Roundup: 10 Reflections for the Undergrad Jobseeker

by Vault Education Editors | December 23, 2010

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There have been few occasions in the history of the modern undergrad in which soon-to-be graduates have faced such uncertain job prospects as they face today. As the national unemployment figure hovers around double digits, young people continue to bear a disproportionate burden of hiring freezes, deferments and layoffs. On top of that, tuition fees continue to rise steadily across the country; many recent grads now face the prospect of both a jobless and debt-laden first few steps out of college.

Yet, life has begun to stir anew in the jobs market. As hiring starts to gain momentum in 2011, young, educated jobseekers stand to benefit from a flood of new opportunities. With a few years worth of young talent back-loaded on recruitment rosters, recent graduates could well see themselves the targets of a human capital feeding frenzy.

Whether in times of frenzy or famine, we've got the tools you'll need to make the most of whatever situation you might encounter. 2010 was a year in which many learned some important and difficult lessons; here, on the cusp of 2011, it's time to put that newfound wisdom to good use.

Without further ado, the year's 10 must-see reflections for the undergraduate jobseeker:

Keep Your Meddlesome Parents from Sabotaging Your Career

How to Use Facebook to Build Your Professional Network

Six Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding if a School-Year Internship is Right for You

Five Ways to Make Yourself a Better Job Applicant Without Changing Your Major

'I Can't Afford To Do An Unpaid Internship!' Sure You Can

Top 5 Nonprofit Internship Myths, Debunked

How to Finish Your Summer Internship the Right Way

Never Had a Job? 4 Tips on How To Make it Happen

The Best Cities to Call Home if You're a Recent Graduate

Recent Grad Got a Resume Makeover


- Sam Reynolds

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