job search advice 2012 - The new economic reality The U.S...

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The U.S. national unemployment rate stands at about 8.5%. However, the rate for people ages 21-24 with a college degree is around 9.4%. According to a recent survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans, 46% of respondents say their employees are considering delaying their retirement. Average student loan debt for 2010 1 The new economic reality
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Of those who graduated from a four-year college during 2006 to 2011: 75% have had at least one full-time job. Of these, 24% took a job that was not at all related to their field, 11% said the job was not very closely related to their field, 26% said it was somewhat related to their field, and 39% said it was very closely related to their field. Survey of new college grads (2012)
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What are the most important factors that employers look at when hiring new college grads? Student’s personal appearance Student’s interviewing skills The college the student graduated from Student’s GPA Student’s major Student’s internship/work experience 3 How to get a job in this new economic environment
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4 Results from 2008 employer survey by CollegeGrad.com
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Mistakes to avoid (2011 survey of senior managers)
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